Your white patch has been diagnosed as Vitiligo. After the initial dismay, you managed to gather your wits and decided to focus on the treatment. You hear about homoeopathy and zero in on a good homoeopathic doctor for Vitiligo. Now comes the next step – preparing for your appointment. What do you talk to the doctor about? What are the questions to ask your Doctor for Vitiligo? Based on his experience of more than 6500 cases of vitiligo, Dr Rajesh Shah answers a few tricky questions:
Ques #1 to ask your Doctor for Vitiligo:
What are my chances of recovery from Vitiligo?
Homoeopathy definitely helps treat Vitiligo from the root. The speed and extent of your recovery depends on a number of factors:
Extent: Depending on how much percentage of your body area has been affected, your Vitiligo may be curable if there are few, scattered, small spots. In case of large patches, your Vitiligo doctor may primarily aim to control the spread of the disease.
Duration: If you have been suffering from Vitiligo since less than 1-2 years, you can hope to gain excellent results. A fair control can be expected for Vitiligo which is more than 10 years old.
Location: If your spots are not located on finger-tips, lips or private parts, your Vitiligo will be easier to treat.
Medications: If you have not taken immune-suppressing medications like steroid creams or tablets, you stand better chances of very good results.
Genetic Component: If neither you nor any of your family members suffer from any other diseases like Diabetes, Ankylosing spondylitis, thyroid disease (or auto-immune diseases), you can expect better results.
Ques #2 to ask your Doctor for Vitiligo:
What dietary precautions should I take?
Very little conclusive scientific research is available about the association of diet and Vitiligo. However, based on Dr. Rajesh Shah’s experience, artificial colours, sea food, excessively sour foods like citric fruits, sour pickles, sour curds, vinegar, etc. are better avoided.
Ques #3 to ask your Doctor for Vitiligo:
Do I need any other tests?
Usually, the diagnosis of vitiligo is made by looking at the white patches and examining it under the wood’s lamp. A skin biopsy is rarely needed to diagnose Vitiligo.
However, certain other diseases like thyroid disease, a type of anemia called pernicious anemia, diabetes and a hormonal disorder called Addison’s disease are known to occur more frequently in those who have Vitiligo.
If you suffer from any other symptoms, you may ask your Vitiligo doctor if you need to get tested for these other diseases. If you exhibit any other symptoms of these diseases, it may be wise to get your blood sugar, hemoglobin or thyroid profile tested as needed.
Enjoy the benefits of Dr. Rajesh Shah’s research based homoeopathic medicines for Vitiligo. If you would like to get in touch with our Doctor for Vitiligo treatment, do get in touch with us today.