Vitiligo is a disease that causes the loss of skin color in blotches on the body. It is a condition where the extent and rate of the color loss is unpredictable and can depend greatly on the person with the condition. Vitiligo can affect any part of the skin on the body, and there are no limits on where or how much of the disease can spread (Mayo Clinic). Vitiligo is not frequent in the global population. Studies show that vitiligo has a frequency of 0.1-2.0% in the various populations (Spritz 2003). There are various factors as to which this frequency is low. For example, many people are embarrassed about the condition and chose not to come forward about it. To this day doctors cannot find the real cause of vitiligo, but doctors do have some
Abstract: There is much that is unknown for about the skin disorder vitiligo. The National Institute of health has reported that vitiligo only affects about 1%-2% of the world populations, making it a fairly common disorder in the field of medicine and health. There are about 200,000 vitiligo cases reported each year.
To begin, the integumentary system also known as the skin, is the part of the body that meets the air. The skin is the largest organ in the body that comprises 15% of body weight. The skin has various functions, which are to regulate temperature, sensory perception, blood pressure control, excretory, and etc. One major function of the skin is to protect. The skin is the protective covering of the body that prevents the invasion of microorganisms. The skin consists of two layers the epidermis and the dermis. The first layer of the skin is the epidermis which contains stratified squamous epithelium.
Psoriasis A long term chronic skin disease which causes skin cells to grow too rapidly is known as Psoriasis. The results are thick silvery, white, or red patches to appear on the surface of the skin. Areas affected are generally the elbows, knees, scalp, back, palms, face, and feet. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it’s estimated that about 7 million people in the United States alone are suffering from the skin disease, a vast majority being Caucasians.
As mentioned above, the (hyper-pigmentation) , a component of melanin in the body of the disorder may be due to higher production. Also to be open for longer sun skin, some types of diseases, such as hormonal imbalance can also be the reason for this skin disorder. The skin looks like the people lose their self-esteem and can feel really frustrating.
Like a said about melanoma a small but significant number of skin cancers are malignant melanomas. Malignant melanoma tends to spread to other parts of the body and can be deadly if not treated early. Even if you are not diagnosed with either of these skin cancers it starts as a precancerous lesions. The changes in the skin are considered dysplasia. Dysplasia can be considered by an area of red or brown rough skin and moles.
The integumentary system- This system is overlaying the outer body. • Anatomical location- The integumentary system is superior or external to the body. The organs that make up this system are the skin, glands, nails, hair, and sense receptors.
Talking about skin aging is a sensitive topic these days as no one would like to actually picture the whole process of their skin losing that youthful appeal after a few years. However, it is essential to know that our skin is like any other part of our body. To be more scientific, skin is the largest organ of the human body. This organ is the first layer which serves as the line of defense and prevents the entry of harmful microbes as well as harmful particles. Apart from this, the body temperature is regulated and the moisture content in the body is also regulated to a certain extent by the skin.
(Mayo Clinic, “Raynaud’s Disease”) The primary form of Raynaud’s syndrome is not related to another disease or other health complications and is typically mild enough to where the patient will not seek medical attention. It effects people who live in cold climates and women more than men. The typical age of a primary Raynaud’s syndrome
However, since the 1960s, natural hairstyles, such as the afro, braids, and dreadlocks, have been growing in popularity. Although the association with radical political movements and their vast difference from mainstream Western hairstyles, the styles have not yet attained widespread social acceptance. Maintaining facial hair is more prevalent among African American men than in other male populations in the U.S. In fact, the soul patch is so named because African American men, particularly jazz musicians, popularized the style facial hair among African American men is due partly to personal taste, but because they are more prone than other ethnic groups to develop a condition known as pseudofolliculitis barbae, commonly referred to as razor bumps, many prefer not to
Pregnancy can trigger the disease due to women of childbearing years being more at risk of having Lupus. Researchers believe that estrogen plays a role in disease development, but the actual cause of the disease unknown. Environmental factors play a role in the disease such as; exposure to the sun, stress, and smoking can spark an outbreak. Some of the symptoms associated with Lupus are; butterfly shaped rash on the face, feeling severely fatigue, extreme weight
It can be found in both sexes, but most of the time the disease is found in females. Many people faced with this disease are filled with the feeling of uncertainty. “It most often begins in childhood or adolescence, but can begin in adulthood.” (WebMD) The disease affects children and adults, as you now know. The general age of it to set is around the age of 31 years old, even though it can occur at any point of the life cycle.
This might be caused by the fact that people don't want to age prematurely and have wrinkles. It was mostly women who wear sunscreen on their face, but it doesn't seem as if they did so because of skin cancer concerns. They didn't apply sunscreen on other parts of their body exposed to the sun. What Happens If You Don't Use Sunscreen or Sunblock?