Sunday, October 16, 2011

Leucoderma and White patches

> What is Leucoderma? What are the causes for Leukoderma and it means White patches on the skin , are just cosmetic problem. Leukos means white, derma means skin, and so white skin means Leukoderma. When there is any burns, cuts & wounds, while healing some cases see a manifestation of such white patches on the skin, said to have Leukoderma. Whereas in other cases there be real such scrap and patches on the skin without having any obvious cause. Basically medically speaking, if you see the reason, the melanin pigments which gives color to our skin, gets reduced or gets inactivated in this region so we see white patch on the skin.

Leucoderma Symptoms may embrace loss of hair and premature graying of hair and white patches. The whiteness generally appears all over as a small stained white/pale or brown spot that later spreads in size. The spots become in fact whiter day-after-day and finally turn into milky white. There might be some general weakness and lassitude and a victim may have overall sensitivity towards cold. The patches or marks can be caused due to plenty of reasons; the most common those among them are worm infestation and/or calcium deficiencies. These patches may produce so lot of psychological stress in the victim.

Causes of Leucoderma/White Patches on Skin:
Excessive mental worry
Chronic gastric disorders
Skin trauma
Mental worry or stress
Heredity factors
Physical illness
Excessive thinking
Chronic gastric problems
Improper liver functions
Worms/parasites in the digestive system
Burns and injuries
Impaired hepatic function
Pressure from tight clothes
Certain occupational hazards

Leucoderma is a rare skin disease characterized by white spots and patches. In this distressful but not infectious disease, there is a regular loss of pigment called melanin from the dermal layers that results into white patches. Leucoderma may start with a small patch but slowly and gradually spreads throughout the body. The genuine cause is still not known though several learning and studies have been conducted on the subject. Some of the apparent reason and causes are emotional stress, hereditary factors, worms, sunburns and physical illness.

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