There are multiple factors which can cause vitiligo and once the disease is active there are multiple causes which can trigger vitiligo, we will discuss all this in this segment.
There are some contradictions about causes of vitiligo in modern and in ayurvedic texts.
Our 20 years of work experience on vitiligo allows us to explain what is true and what is imaginary.
According to modern science Vitiligo is an autoimmune disorder which is triggered by many external as well as internal factors.
Some of internal causes are.
Some of the common external causes are :
These are the possible causes according to modern science which can trigger vitiligo.
Vitiligo has been described in detail in ayurvedic texts. This disease is described as Shwet kushth in Ayurveda . Following are the causes according to Ayurveda texts.
It has been mentioned that using NAYA ANAJ that is new grains can also cause skin disease. Hence you would be aware that there was a tradition of using purana annaj (seasoned grains).
It has been mentioned in texts that there are three pillars which support our body system.
If any pillar is disturbed it can trigger vitiligo.
Some times doubts arise in our minds whether all the causes mentioned in texts are correct or not. It is very important to mention here that the text books where all these causes are mentioned are very sacred and reputed literature. In these books it has been mentioned that herb like Arjuna is good for heart disease, Rasna and Shalaki are good for joint pain, Bakuchi is good for vitiligo, Aswagandha is good for immune disorders and so on and all these claims have been scientifically proven.
So if the treatment mentioned in a book is scientifically correct even today, then causes of diseases mentioned should also need to be taken into account.
What we have observed in our clinical practice is that a person who is taking healthy food (preferably Indian food or native food ), lives stress free life, and is having good night sleep is less likely to be effected by Vitiligo, even though he might be having a family history of Vitiligo.
We have noticed in our practice that Vitamin C has no or very little role in triggering Vitiligo.
We advise Indian food for Indian patients as some herbs like ajinomoto in Chinese food can trigger allergic reactions and vitiligio.
It is easy to find people around taking fish and cheese preparations along with alcohol, this is a deadly combination and can easily lead to skin diseases, because fish and milk products like cheese are contradictory.
It is a very simple theory, if a person is bitten by a poisonous insect, itching and rashes appear on the entire body. Our natural body system is throwing out that poison of insect out of our body through our skin. Similarly the slow poisons produced by above mentioned deeds are also thrown out through the skin and this takes the form what we call Vitiligo.