Vitiligo Prevention Guide!

White Patches on your Skin

What does Vitiligo look like: 

Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition characterised by the loss of skin colour, resulting in milky White Patches on the Skin. These are the early stages of vitiligo. This happens when melanocytes—the cells that produce pigment—are mistakenly targeted and destroyed by the immune system. Although it can affect any part of the body, it commonly affects the hands, feet, elbows, knees, face, and genitals. Some people may also witness inflammation or swelling of the eye and hearing loss. It is more common in individuals with darker skin.

Know the Reasons for which Vitiligo occurs:

It’s mainly an autoimmune disorder but can also be genetic, i.e., if one of your parents has it, there’s a chance you may experience some of the symptoms. The presence of stomach worms can also cause white spots in childhood. Additionally, women may notice white spots on their bodies before or after pregnancy due to hormonal changes. 

It can occur at any age and at any time. It starts with small white spots. If it is not treated at the right time, it increases and takes the form of big spots. For this reason, homeopathy dermatologists recommend the following to their vitiligo patients.  

Ways to Prevent Vitiligo

If you want to prevent vitiligo, follow these tips so that you can stop the growing White Patches on your Skin and get relief soon. Focusing on tasks that you can control will make you feel better and help you see good results soon.

  • Avoid stress.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Avoid cuts, bleeding or bruising.       
  • Avoid chemical-based makeup products, as these may increase your white spots.
  • Whenever you go out, protect yourself from sunburn and use sunscreen. If you avoid exposure to sunlight during summer, your condition can be prevented from progressing.

There are many Natural things that you can use without any side effects. Some things that Dr Mahima of Bharat Homeopathy Clinic recommends to use along with vitiligo treatment.

Natural vitiligo Prevention

  • Turmeric and Mustard Oil: Apply a paste of mustard oil and turmeric on your white spots, but do not rub it.
  • Neem tree leaves: As per ancient times, make a paste of leaves by adding a little water to it and applying it to your white patches. It is very beneficial in white spots. It has medicinal properties. Apart from this, soaking 3/4 Neem leaves in water overnight and drinking that water in the morning is also beneficial. You can also add honey to it to improve its taste.
  • Giloy and Tulsi: These have medicinal properties. You will benefit from drinking its decoction.
  • Honey: Mix 2/3 teaspoon honey in lukewarm water and drink it twice a day. Due to this, you will see benefits in white spots.

Some people do not benefit from Home remedy for vitiligo, so we will tell you about some food items that will benefit you with the symptoms of vitiligo. Include these in your vitiligo diet to improve your condition.

Diet chart to Prevent vitiligo from Progressing.

Green leafy vegetables: Spinach, Fenugreek, and Bathua. These contain a good amount of copper along with iron, which is very beneficial in curing your condition.

Dark Chocolate: It has a very good amount of antioxidants and reduces oxidative stress.

 Apple:  It contains thiols, which reduce antioxidant stress, and it has a very good amount of fibre and phytochemicals.

Carrots and Beetroot: It promotes melanin pigment and contains beta-carotene, an antioxidant. Make its juice and drink it. This will increase your melanin production, and you will see a difference.  

Ragi flour: It contains ferulic acid, which protects from ultraviolet rays. It controls your blood sugar level and regulates the digestive system due to fibre.

Whole grains: Brown rice and oats contain a good amount of copper and keep the digestive system under control. Toxins are not allowed to form, which keeps your immune system healthy.

Nuts and Seeds: Almonds and walnuts contain omega-3 fatty acids, which remove white spots. Chia seeds, flaxseeds, and sunflower seeds contain a very good amount of copper and folic acid, which is beneficial in curing white patches.

Many people wonder whether white spots in our bodies are increasing due to copper deficiency. Or is our vitiligo treatment taking too long due to copper deficiency? Many people do not even understand its benefits. Today, through this blog, we will tell you about the benefits of copper in vitiligo and how it plays an important role in it.

Let’s talk about the connection between vitiligo and copper.  

Due to copper deficiency, white spots increase in the body. You can overcome copper deficiency through many foods and fruits (apples, guavas, pomegranates, blackberries, etc). Copper is also very important for your nerves and immune system; it helps form red blood cells and increases haemoglobin levels. Copper contains tyrosinase enzymes, which help increase the production of melanin. It also works against oxidative stress, so you can keep your immune system healthy.

With these easy measures, you can overcome copper deficiency. You have to drink water in a copper vessel. Fill a copper jug with water in the evening and drink the same water in the morning. Doing this continuously for some time will resolve your copper deficiency. Apart from this, you can also use copper utensils for cooking so that the copper elements in your food can reach your body, which will help in getting your skin colour back.

Vitamins for Vitiligo Prevention.

 Folic Acid: 

  • Folic acid produces RBCs in our body and helps in RNA and DNA synthesis. It also produces new cells and turns dead melanocytes into new cells.

To increase the amount of folic acid in your diet, you should include Green leafy vegetables, Beans, Chickpeas, etc.

Vitamin B12

  • It is a water-soluble vitamin that produces fatty acids in our body and Makes our nervous system healthy.

To increase the amount of vitamin B12, include fat-free milk, fish (tuna), and egg whites in your diet.

Vitamin D:

  • Vitamin D activates melanocytes and also produces new cells in our body. Whereas, its deficiency increases the progression of white spots. 

To overcome vitamin D deficiency, get sunlight first thing in the morning, between 6 and 8 a.m. It creates new proteins and tissues.

Including yoga in your daily routine, along with a good diet and treatment, will benefit your vitiligo, and you will see good results. 

Yoga Benefits in Vitiligo

Yoga manages your stress level, and this makes your recovery much faster. It increases your blood circulation and helps the nutrients reach your body’s cells, which eventually improves the appearance of white spots. It handles the immune system and strengthens it. It does not trigger and does not harm melanocytes.

Some yoga poses that you can do to manage your white patches. As:

  • Pranayam
  • Kapalbhati
  • Padmasana
  • Vrikshasana
  • Surya Namaskar
  • Shitali Pranayam
  • Capricorn posture
  • Bhrastika Pranayam
  • Nadishodhanayam Pranayam

What is the best Vitiligo Treatment?

If you are looking for a safe and effective way to address vitiligo without the risk of side effects or complications, homeopathy may be the ideal solution for you. By choosing homeopathic treatments for vitiligo, you can benefit from an individualised approach that considers your unique symptoms and overall health condition. Here, Customised medicines are provided. Even if the treatment continues for a long time, your body will have no side effects. It regulates your immune system. With its emphasis on natural remedies and personalised care, homeopathy offers a promising option for managing your condition and promoting overall well-being.