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Why Do People Get Vitiligo

Why Do People Get VitiligoAs we all known, human being’s skin is composed by three layers - the epidermis, the dermis and the subcutaneous tissue. The outermost layer of your skin is the epidermis. Melanin, the pigment that determines the color of your skin, hair and eyes, is produced in the epidermis. Melanin provides the coloring of your skin and helps protect it from damage from ultraviolet light.

Although doctors don't know the exact reason which cause vitiligo, several theories abound. Some researchers think vitiligo may be an autoimmune disease, while others believe that melanocytes in the skin destroy themselves. Some people have reported that single events, such as sunburns or emotional stress, triggered vitiligo; however, these events have not been scientifically proven to cause the condition.

However,People of all races are born with approximately the same number of pigment cells (melanocytes). The rate at which melanin granules are formed in these cells and their concentration in the epidermis are inherited characteristics and major factors in skin color differences. When no melanin is produced, the involved patch of skin becomes white. When a white patch grows or spreads, the cause may be vitiligo.

Why Do People Get Vitiligo

When it comes to the causes of vitiligo , its still unknown, but doctors and researchers have several different theories.

First of all, vitiligo may be an autoimmune disease. These diseases happen when your immune system mistakenly attacks some parts of your body. during vitiligo, the immune system may destroy the melanocytes in the skin. It is also possible that one or more genes can make people more likely to get vitiligo.

Secondly. melanocytes can probably destroy by themselves. Meanwhile, some people have figured out that such as sunburn or emotional distress can triggered vitiligo. However, none of these theories has been proved to be a definite cause of vitiligo.

Vitiligo and Family History

Family History

Although there are various factors which cause the vitiligo,but in some cases,Vitiligo may also be hereditary, which means it can run in families. Children whose parents have the disorder are more likely to develop vitiligo. However, most children will not get vitiligo even if a parent has it, and most people with vitiligo do not have a family history of the disorder.

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