What it is?
Vitiligo is skin condition where pale white patches appear on the skin which occurs when the skin experiences a loss of melanin pigment. It is considered to be an “autoimmune” condition in which the body’s own immune system rejects some of its cells.
Why is it a problem that needs addressing?
For many people is great shame and stigma tied to vitiligo and society greets vitiligo patients in much the same way as it does any one else who appears to be different. The doctors don’t consider it as something which need addressing as it’s not a life threatening illness. We must do something to stop people suffering in silence.
How it is created?
It just appears… Medically said to be hereditary, happen when your immune system mistakenly attacks some part of your own body; the condition affects all races and both sexes equally, however, it is more noticeable in people with dark skin. Vitiligo may be an autoimmune disease.