What should I do if vitiligo suffers from hypothyroidism at the same time? Will it be difficult to treat?
Vitiligo suffers from hypothyroidism at the same time and needs to be treated together. If the thyroid problem is not solved, it is not easy to cure vitiligo.
Hypothyroidism (referred to as hypothyroidism) is a disease in which the body's metabolism is reduced due to the reduction of thyroid hormone synthesis and secretion, or its insufficient physiological effects. Excessive iodine supplementation is the main reason for the increase in the incidence of hypothyroidism, and it is not easy to be found when the symptoms of hypothyroidism are not typical, so there are many patients with subclinical hypothyroidism.
Because hypothyroidism reduces the synthesis of thyroid hormone, the energy metabolism of other parts of the body and organs will also be weakened, and various "sub-healthy" symptoms will appear, such as menopause, depression, indigestion, anemia, chronic nephritis, etc., serious It can lead to more serious body dysfunction and disease, so it is not surprising that patients with hypothyroidism often go to other departments for treatment.
It can be seen that the thyroid also affects the treatment and recovery of vitiligo. Data shows that 20%-30% of people are accompanied by thyroid disease, and the incidence of vitiligo in patients with hypothyroidism is higher than that of the normal population.
Moreover, both diseases of vitiligo and hypothyroidism are related to low autoimmune function, because autoimmunity has problems, which also leads to metabolic disorders of thyroid and pigment cells. In addition, abnormally elevated thyroid antibodies will destroy the function of pigment cells, causing dysfunction of pigment cells and inability to produce melanin well, resulting in symptoms of vitiligo.
When patients with vitiligo are diagnosed for the first time, they will also be checked for thyroxine and antibodies, especially those with rapid development and large areas of leukoplakia, children with partial eclipses, and female patients to see if they have thyroid problems. If there are problems, they must be treated in time. Otherwise, no matter how to treat vitiligo, and if the thyroid problem is not solved, it will not be easy to cure vitiligo.
Vitiligo patients who suffer from hypothyroidism at the same time need to be checked and then treated together to adjust the level of thyroxine and antibody secretion in the body to make it more balanced. In addition, it is best for patients to eat less iodine-rich foods such as kelp and seaweed during the treatment period to reduce the symptoms of hypothyroidism. When the condition is cured and stable, then slowly eat through a balanced diet.