VITILIGO affects 8% Indians and 2% world population, but it is not much talked about. Dr Rajesh Shah, MD(Hom) has been working on treating and researching vitiligo since over two decades. This new book by him is expected to serve all those patients, parents and doctors who would like to know all about vitiligo; a broad spectrum over view of the disease.
This book, running through over 125 pages, hard-bound, multicolor, printed on high quality paper is written in a patient friendly, simple language. It covers all the aspects of this social disease, such as what is vitiligo, its causes, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment, and much more. Interestingly, this is one of the few books which discusses all the possible treatments for vitiligo, such as the conventional (allopathic), homeopathic, Ayurvedic, Cuben, surgical and phototherapy; allowing patients to understand the pros and cons of all the possible options.
Since the author is an authoritative figure in the field of vitiligo, treating patients from all across the world, including all skin types such as Indian, American, European, Asian and African; the experiences shared in the book is unique.
There is a self-assessment test described in the book. There is a list of celebrities who have suffered from this disease.
The book discusses an observation that previous use of cortisone for its treatment eventually makes vitiligo more complex and there are great chances for it to return on stopping its use.
Dr Shah has written in the preface that vitiligo is a benign disease and it does not affect the patient internally. Dr Shah has also written that the society should evolve to have better acceptance for the people who suffer with vitiligo.
The book can be ordered online from Ask Dr Shah
or from Life Force clinics or contact 022-66888888.