Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Jaana ya Anjaana-

Pal do pal tumse mera kya rishta raha,

meri baechaniyon ka safar yuhi badhta raha…

 

Tum ulfat ka sapna dekhate rahe,

mai hakikat samajh muskurati rahi…

 

Tum nazron se doori badhate rahe,

mai sapno se nazdeek aati gayi…

 

Meri mohhbat ki shamma jo jalti rahi,

tum izhaar ki  lo bujhane chlae…

 

Main mohhbat ke toofan mai ghirne lagi,

tum saahil ko manzil banate gaye…

 

Hai aashiyan falak pe tumhara agar,

kyu jami se bhi mujhko giraane lage…

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Vitiligo

WHAT IS IT

This is a disease causing depigmentation of the skin and mucus membrane

There is some malfunctioning with the cell (MELANOCYTES)  which produce skin pigment (MELANIN).

 

ITS CAUSES

  1. Genetic  / Hereditary
  2. Autoimmune
  3. Stress

ITS SIGN AND SYMPTOMS

White patches are seen on normal pigmented skin

Mainly seen near orifices like  mouth , eyes , umblicus , nostril , genetalia

ITS TREATMENT

As such there is no treatment which cure this disease completely ,  researches are going on in this field

But there are some treatment modalities for this diseases

Camouflage : White patches can be made hidden with makeup or different camouflage cosmetics available in market ( DERMACOLOR ,this is a cosmetic product which comes in different shades and patient choose one of them according to his or her skin texture and type , this product is very good for hiding white spots )

Repigmentation : Reversal of white patches into normal skin can be done with  

  •   Corticosteroids
  •    PUVA Therapy

Depigmentation : Case where patient suffer from extensive vitiligo ,depigmentation of normal skin can be done with use of some drugs like

  • monobenzone
  • Hydroquinone 

Surgery  : This is one of the last option , here most commanly grafting is done , but this field has got various recent advances

 

ROLE OF DIET IN VITILIGO

 I have seen that diet has a very important role in cause and cure of vitiligo

Various food items to be consumed

  1. FRUITS :
    1. Anjeer ( Fig)
    2. Blueberries (Falsa)
    3. Raspberries
    4. Banana
    5. Pears 
    6. Apple
    7. Pineapple
    8. Mango
    9. Papaya
  2. VEGETABLES :
    1. Beetroot 
    2. Cucumber 
    3. Carrots
    4. Spinach 
    5. Peas
    6. Chillies
    7. Ginger
    8. Long gourd(Loki)
    9. Onions
    10. Garlic
  3. CEREALS  :
    1. Whole grain food
    2. Oat
    3. Barley 
    4. Rice 
  4. DRY FRUITS :
    1. Almond
    2. Fig 
    3. Walnut 
    4. Resins 
  5. DRINKS : 
    1. Green tea with mint
    2. Tea without sugar
    3. Honey
    4. LOTS AND LOTS OF WATER
  6. OILS TO BE USED :
    1.  Olive
    2. Mustard
    3. Pure oil extracted from butter (Cow’s butter)
  7. VITAMINS AND MINERALS :
    1. Vit B
    2. Folic Acid
    3. zinc
    4. Copper

Various food items not to be consumed

Salty food stuff , Fats , Spices , Fried food , Pickle

Sour food : Citrus fruits ( orange, lemon , amla ) , Tamarind

Non – Vegetarian Stuff : Beef , Meat , Chicken , Egg , Sea Food

Drinks  : Strong tea , coffee , Alcohol ,milk ( to some extent) ,Flavoured Drink ,Ice cream

(please do avoid any consumable fooditem which contain PRESERVATIVE)