Will post findings next week.
Vitiligo Bond Inc. Launch November 2010 Vitiligo pronounced vite-ly-go • An uniformed opinion of vitiligo is that it is contagious. Immediate reactions is to stare, avoid touching and get the most often asked question which is “WHAT IS THAT”? HOW TO EXPLAIN • Melanocytes or cells responsible for melanin in the skin for making pigment dies and leaves the skin white. Vitiligo in testing triggers are stress, environmental allergies, and other soon to be discovered triggers. • Vitiligo is not contagious skin disorder and affects approximately 2% of the world’s population and usually appears before age 30. • Affects of vitiligo is based on segregation which can sometimes lead to emotional stress such as avoidance of social events, depression, • There is no cure yet. Detection: Biopsy of skin and/or a woods lamp examination is can be done at a dermatologist office. • There are treatments like PUVA in combination with psoralen which is an ultraviolet treatment. Risk of using PUVA is forming cancer as well as burns to the skin. Steroid creams are used also some also have a risk of forming cancer and some cause a tingly or burning sensation. • Vitiligo can be an indicator to other serious disorders such as: o Pernicious anemia o Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Grave's disease, diabetes mellitus, addison's disease o alopecia areata. rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, low vitamin D, vitamin B12 deficient, low cortisol, thyroid gland over stimulated. • Other techniques used in cover up of vitiligo is cover makeup, cover-up skin stains, tattooing, skin grafting. Key perspective: Be you! Your unique self! Live positive! Be thankful. Give back to your community and make a difference in the world. Develop and reinforce your spirituality. Eliminate stress. Yoga is great!
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