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Early Signs and Symptoms of Vitiligo That one Should Not Ignore

Vitiligo is Condition caused by the lack of pigment know as melanin in the skin. Melanin is produced by cells in the skin called melanocytes, which gives the skin its colour. When one has vitiligo, they lack enough active melanocytes hence they start to develop symptoms. In most cases signs of white patches starts to show on the hands, forearms, feet and face. Other symptoms include premature whitening of the hair on your scalp, eyelashes, beard or eyebrows and Loss of color in the tissues that inside lining of the mucous membranes.

The real cause of vitiligo is not yet known, however according to experts it could be that it is an autoimmune condition whereby the body's immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys certain cells within the body. 

Sometimes the patches go away on their own, but if the condition persists, doctors can prescribe treatments that might help even out skin tone. Vitiligo can also be Heredital, it may have a genetic component, where the condition tends to run in the family.

Taking food rich in vitamin A such as vegetables,carrots, peace and sweet potatoes can increase Melanie in the body. Vitamin A also functions as an antioxidant.

Consider seeing your doctor incase any areas of your skin, hair or mucous membranes lose colouring. Although Vitiligo has no cure, treatment might stop or slow the discoloring process and return some color to your skin.

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