How is Thyroid function related to Vitiligo?

Thyroid is the most effective gland in the body. It produces hormones that influence almost all of the metabolic process in the body. The disorder caused due to thyroid glands can be as small as goiter (swelling of neck or larynx) or life threatening disease like cancer (uncontrolled growth of cells).

Vitiligo is although not life threatening but is a chronic disease, in which white patches appear on different parts of body. These white patches appears as the melanocytes (pigmentation cells) are unable to produce enough amount of melanin (pigments) required by the body. This is because these pigmentation cells are either damaged or die.

Most of the researches believe on the theory that such dysfunction of melanocytes is caused due to the antigens that is produced by immune system because of the autoimmune disease. These Autoimmune diseases that are associated with Vitiligo include: hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism is the term for overactive tissue within the thyroid gland causing an overproduction of thyroid hormones that causes the immune system to malfunction. The immune system due to overactive response, detect melanocytes as a foreign bodies and fight to kill them. Therefore, white patches of hypo-pigmentation appear on the body.

Like hyperthyroidism the treatment for re-pigmentation can not give a sure vitiligo cure. But according to the research that has been conducted have lead to some treatments that are being used world widely.

Most of the people all around the world are dissatisfied with the results of allopathic ways and therefore natural vitiligo treatment is being used by most of vitiligo sufferer as the results are way better if compared.