My granddaughter is 6 years old - and has been diagnosed with Vitiligo -- can the Propecia her father had used contribute to this condition?
The cause of vitiligo is not known, but doctors and researchers have several different theories. There is strong evidence that people with vitiligo inherit a group of three genes that make them susceptible to depigmentation. The most widely accepted view is that the depigmentation occurs because vitiligo is an autoimmune disease -- a disease in which a person's immune system reacts against the body's own organs or tissues. People's bodies produce proteins called cytokines that, in vitiligo, alter their pigment-producing cells and cause these cells to die. Another theory is that melanocytes destroy themselves. Finally, some people have reported that a single event such as sunburn or emotional distress triggered vitiligo; however, these events have not been scientifically proven as causes of vitiligo.
Vitiligo may also be hereditary; that is, it can run in families. Children whose parents have the disorder are more likely to develop vitiligo. In fact, 30 percent of people with vitiligo have a family member with the disease. However, only 5 to 7 percent of children will get vitiligo even if a parent has it, and most people with vitiligo do not have a family history of the disorder.
Propecia should not effect a mans sperm other than it can lower sperm count. Women who are pregnant are advised not to handle broken or crushed tablets because they can absorb the medication through the skin and it could possible cause birth defects but this is the only way Propecia effects an unborn baby.
Better cure vitiligo before having a baby.My husband and I have been married for 3 years, but we didnt have any baby yet, because i had psoriasis 2 years ago, we are afraid that the baby is going to have the same problems with me. we went to many places for treatment, but all of them are in vain. By accident, we heard there is a Chinese hospital that had better effect, so we went there just to have a try.After a short while, the spots on my neck started to dispear, which makes us to believe this could be cured! now, I m very excited that i go preganant, so I want to share this information with my friends, hope it can help you. Here is some information about this hospital:www vitiligotcm com
I suffered from vitiligo too, but I was cured now. It was bad, and makes me very unhappy. I live in China. Here we use Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat skin problems, I went to many hospitals like this and tried many different treatments, but the effect is not very good until I went to a hospital in the North of China. It works, and now I am a happy person again, I am glad to share this with you, you may not able to go there, but you can talk to their doctors for advice. you can find more information on the website of vitiligotcm.
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