Vitiligo: The Witching Curse
It’s a curse. I’ve always felt like it was some kind of witching curse. Something that happened to me because I am flawed. Something that happened to me because I am imperfect.
I used to look at people with my condition and feel sorry for them, but now that I have it too, I know how they feel. Vitiligo is like the elephant in the room when you’re talking to a stranger and they glance at your white patch without saying anything. It’s like walking into a room full of strangers and wondering if anyone has noticed my white patch yet, or if anyone will stare at me throughout the entire day. It’s like having white patches on your body and keeping them covered up just so you can pretend they aren’t there. That way you can escape the stares of others and not face judgment.
I used to think that the only person who could understand what it feels like to have vitiligo is someone else who has vitiligo, but even then, there is no way for one person to truly know what another is going through unless they’re close friends or family members who share this experience together.
This blog will be about my personal experiences with vitiligo and how
I started this blog because I want to share what I’ve learned about vitiligo and how to prevent the spread of the condition.
I was first diagnosed with vitiligo in 2005. The condition has spread slowly over many years and is now most prevalent on my arms, hands and face. My condition is not severe but it is common enough to be considered a nuisance and hinder my confidence in social situations.
I’ve tried various treatments over the years, including phototherapy – a form of light treatment using UV rays – which only works for some people. It didn’t work for me so now I’m trying natural remedies such as turmeric juice (which can work as a sunscreen) essential oils and other ingredients that are said to help prevent the spread of vitiligo.
I hope this blog will help others who are suffering from vitiligo or wish to prevent its spread in the future.
I have had a very exciting year, although in the beginning it was filled with stress. I had a series of medical tests performed and they revealed that I have vitiligo. The doctors were not sure what caused it however they told me that it is a condition where your immune system attacks melanin cells in the body, causing them to die.
It is a condition which causes white patches to appear on the skin, in my case all over my body and on my face. At first I did not know what to do about this, but then I found out about some natural ingredients which can help prevent the spread of vitiligo.
I decided to start blogging about this as I believe it is important for people to know about this condition, so that other people who have it or may develop it know what is going on and what can be done to help them deal with it and prevent it from spreading.
I hope you enjoy reading my blog and find it useful!
Vitiligo is a disease that causes the loss of skin color in blotches. The extent and rate of color loss from vitiligo is unpredictable. It can affect the skin on any part of your body. It may also affect hair and the inside of the mouth.
Normally, the color of hair and skin is determined by melanin. Vitiligo occurs when the cells that produce melanin die or stop functioning. Vitiligo affects people of all skin types, but it may be more noticeable in people with darker skin. The condition is not life-threatening or contagious. It can be stressful or make you feel bad about yourself.
No one knows exactly what causes vitiligo. It may arise from autoimmune, genetic, oxidative stress, neural, or viral causes. Vitiligo is more noticeable in people with darker skin colors. De-pigmentation is more noticeable in hair, mucous membranes (tissues that line the inside of your mouth and nose), and areas of skin that are exposed to sunlight.
The exact cause of vitiligo is unknown, but it is believed to be an autoimmune disorder that causes melanocytes to be destroyed by the body’s own immune system. It is also thought that a virus or genetic disorder may play a role.
There are several different types of vitiligo. The most common type, called non-segmental vitiligo, usually starts as small white spots on sun-exposed areas of the body such as the hands, feet, arms, face and lips. These white patches often spread to other areas of the body. Some people experience rapid spreading of the white patches over their entire bodies within a short period of time.
The other type of vitiligo is called segmental vitiligo and tends to affect only one side or part of the body. This type often starts during childhood or young adulthood and may stay stable for life.
Vitiligo has been associated with other autoimmune diseases like thyroid disease, adrenal disease, diabetes and pernicious anemia (Bierman). However, these disorders are more frequently found in patients with a particular form of vitiligo called mucosal vitiligo (Spritz). It is important to note that the majority of people with these disorders do not have vit
Vitiligo is a skin condition that is characterized by the loss of skin color in blotches. The extent and rate of color loss from vitiligo is unpredictable. It can affect the skin on any part of your body. It may also affect hair and the inside of the mouth.
Normally, the color of hair, skin and eyes is determined by melanin. Vitiligo occurs when the cells that produce melanin die or stop functioning. Vitiligo affects people of all skin types, but it may be more noticeable in people with darker skin.
The exact cause of vitiligo is unknown, but doctors and researchers believe that it may arise from autoimmune, genetic, oxidative stress, neural, or viral causes. Vitiligo is not contagious or life-threatening but it can have profound psychological effects.
The desire of knowing what is to happen to us is natural enough; but to be always prying into futurity, and looking at things a great way off as if we had already arrived at them, is certainly the most childish part of human nature.
The nearer any event approaches, the more sensible will be our uneasiness about it. We should never torment ourselves in the mean time with conjectures about matters which are wholly out of our power. Whatever is to happen twelve months hence, or twelve years hence, may as well happen the day after tomorrow, as far as our foresight is concerned. It would be doing no wrong to any one to put a period to all such distant fears at this instant; nor would it be wise in us to suffer ourselves to be disquieted with any thoughts which can make no manner of difference in our present situation.
It is true that upon many occasions we find it impossible not to do so; but it is equally true that we feel ourselves perfectly innocent when we indulge this weakness. The thought of death for instance will sometimes intrude itself into our most serious entertainments; and if it does not disturb us as much as this occasion requires, still we feel something very like remorse whenever we reflect that we have suffered any