Imagine waking up one morning with a white patch on your skin.
It is possible.
Diabetes & Vitiligo
Diabetes mellitus is associated with many skin diseases.
One of them being vitiligo, a fairly common skin complication.
The condition affects 1% – 2% of the total population, so it is estimated that anywhere between 3 – 6.5 million Americans suffer daily.
What Is Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is a long term skin condition common in patients with Type 1 Diabetes.
This condition produces white depigmentation patches in certain sections of the body.
The patches will usually develop gradually and enlarge with age.
Common Causes Of Vitiligo
Vitiligo is attributed to Type 1 Diabetes due to its pancreatic influence.
Pathologically, particularly in Type 1A Diabetes, the pancreas is infiltrated with lymphocytes, leading to inflammation and other complications.
There are some genetic factors leading to vitiligo and therefore it may run in the family.
The condition is not contagious.
The exact cause of it has yet to be determined, although the condition has been linked to the following:
- Type 1A Diabetes
- A stressful event
- Exposure to certain chemicals
- A neural cause
- A viral cause
- Critical sunburn
- Autoimmune disorders such as pernicious anaemia or thyroid problems
Am I At Risk?
Both men and women are equally susceptible to develop vitiligo.
Anyone, regardless of age, sex or ethnic background is susceptible to this skin disease.
95% of those affected developing the disorder before the age of 40.
In most cases, the affected areas remain that way for the rest of the person’s life.
Types Of Vitiligo
Very rarely, it can affect your whole body.
This is known as universal or complete vitiligo, but it is very rare.
The are 2 main types which include segmental and nonsegmental, with the latter being the most common.
This type occurs in up to 90% of the people who develop this disorder.
In non-segmental vitiligo, skin patches will often become visible on both sides of the body.
These patches are usually symmetrical and most commonly appear on skin which is exposed daily to the sun, such as:
It may also appear on these other areas, including:
This type is non-symmetrical, usually affecting dorsal roots of the spine.
This condition spreads more rapidly, yet is considered more stable than nonsegmental.
Segmental vitiligo, or SV, is much less common, affecting only 10% of people who are suffering with the condition.
However, it affects about 30% of the children that have been diagnosed.
Vitiligo Signs And Symptoms
The only sign of vitiligo is the appearance of flat white spots or patches on the skin.
Usually, the spots first appear as skin patches to areas which are continuously exposed to the sun.
Vitiligo will begin as a simple pale spot and transform to an almost white-like patch.
The condition is mostly painless, causing a mere irritation or itch.
For some, it may take weeks for the patches to spread while for others it may take months or even years!
The Compounding Solution
The art of compounding medications dates back to the origins of pharmacy.
Compounding pharmacists are able to customise a treatment from scratch and proceed to medicate patients as unique individuals.
Modern medicine has moved away from this method as soon as large corporations and mass production moved on.
Finally, we have taken a step back and recognized that even patients diagnosed with similar conditions require unique care.
Compounding prescriptions now form roughly 3% of all prescribed drugs, and this figure is steadily climbing.
Patients affected by vitiligo can be prescribed a topical pseudocatalase cream with skin color additive adjustments.
Pseudocatalase is a catalase-like substance which helps to protect against free radicals.
This treatment removes increased skin concentrations of hydrogen peroxide which lead to decreased pigment cells in patients who suffer from vitiligo.
The compound cream is UVB-activated and is usually made up of ingredients such as:
- Calcium Chloride
- Sodium Bicarbonate
- Manganese Chloride
This topically applied cream can be extremely effective when used correctly.
A recent study testing the effectiveness of compounded phenylalanine showed that 90.9% of participants showed an overall improvement with correct use.
Best of all – no side effects were recorded.
This form of treatment is even ideal for children and may be applied to the face too.
But, there is still hope for those suffering. Try a customized compounded solution.
Please read Breakthrough Diabetic Treatment Unveiled for more information on healing this condition.
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