Leucoderma

Leucoderma

Definition

Definition Leucoderma is the gradual loss of skin pigment, called melanin, from layers of the skin. White patches occur everywhere the body including face, scalp, and genitals. Causes even though the precise causative factor of Leucoderma isn't known, the following could be one among the factors: Excessive stress or worry Chronic gastric problems or improper liver functions Excessive consumption of opposite food items (e.g. milk and fish together) Worms/parasites within the digestive system Burns and injuries Heredity problem Symptoms White patches (de-pigmentation) on the skin, hands, feet, face, lips, etc. Initially small white spots appear, and gradually develop into white patches.

Premature graying of scalp hair, eyelashes, eyebrows, and beard Ayurvedic View consistent with Ayurveda, Leucoderma is caused due to the aggravation of Pitta Dosha. Pitta is an Ayurvedic humor which symbolizes heat or fire and is manifested within the skin. Aggravated Pitta results in the accumulation of ama (toxins) in deep layers of the skin, resulting in the condition of Leucoderma. Pitta is of 5 types; one among them is Bhrajak Pitta that provides coloration to skin. Within the case of Leucoderma, Bhrajak Pitta is in an imbalanced state, and thus, the skin starts losing its color, and white patches appear. Alongside Pitta Dosha, deeper body tissues like Rasa Dhatu (nutrient plasma), Rakta (blood), Mansa (muscles), Lasika (lymph) also are involved in the disease.

Treatment consists of pacifying imbalanced body energies, cleansing the blood, and administrating herbs that restore the complexion. Poor digestion is the root explanation for this disease because it causes the build-up of toxins within the tissues. An essential part of the treatment is restoring digestion. The patient also will be advised on the right diet and lifestyle adjustments to prevent the recurrence of the disorder. Increase consumption of vegetables that are bitter in taste, like bitter gourd. stand back from difficult to digest foods, sour taste, excessive salt, curd, fish, jiggery and sesame seeds Avoid consumption of opposite foods, like fish and milk together Have sound and adequate sleep daily don't over-expose yourself to excessive cold or heat conditions.