Are there any natural forms of treatment for generalized morphea, or are drugs such as corticosteroids and immune suppressing drugs the only answer?
The answer to this question is yes, and although this condition is not nearly as serious as scleroderma, the natural treatments used for it can also be used for morphea.
In understanding exactly how these treatments for generalized morphea can actually help, it is very helpful to understand what this condition is and the symptoms that you can watch for.
It also helps to know the risk factors as well as what natural treatments work and why they work.
Morphea is best described as a skin condition that not only causes purple or reddish patches on your skin, it is also considered to be a localized form of a much more sinister condition referred to as scleroderma.
Scleroderma can cause several problems in your body that can range from your skin losing its color, interfering with your joints and muscles, as well as disturbing your connective tissues.
Since this condition is localized, it will generally attack you only in three parts of your body; your abdomen, chest, or your back.
It also has one other major difference than the much broader scleroderma, in that it will in the vast majority of cases only affect the most outer layers of your skin.
There may be occasions where it can affect movements in your joints, but it has to reach the severe stage before this occurs.
However, there is one very challenging aspect about this condition that is very similar to scleroderma; how it affects your appearance.
It is for this reason, the sooner you can identify it, the sooner you can begin the natural treatments for the symptoms.
The first step in selecting the natural treatments for generalized morphea is to understand how to identify the symptoms.
The most important aspect in identifying these symptoms as quickly as you can and its association with scleroderma is the term itself.
Scleroderma is an actual term that stands for “hard skin”, and this is exactly what you need to watch for as the development of hard skin is anything but normal.
However, with this condition, your skin will not only begin to turn hard, it will also begin to become very thick as well as discolored.
It is this discoloration that is the most revealing of the generalized morphea symptoms, as well as the one the will make you the most self-conscious.
There are also two forms of this condition.
They include superficial, which occurs in the vast majority of people, but it can also affect your deeper connective and fatty tissues in your skin, where it is then referred to as morphea profunda.
However, this form is considered to be quite rare.
Since the discoloration is the easiest of generalized morphea symptoms to identify, it is critical for you to understand how this will occur.
It will begin to develop in a manner where your skin that is affected will begin to look lighter or darker then the skin that surrounds it.
However there is also one other very telling symptom to watch for; two oval shaped patches.
Most people will develop two oval shaped patches that will start out red, yellowish in tint, or purple in some cases, and then almost directly in the middle of these oval shapes you will see a pure white spot.
However, this center will not stay pure white for very long, as over time the patches will begin to turn a brownish shade.
They will then begin to turn an off white in coloration as the center almost seems to bleed outward.
Selecting the natural treatments for generalized morphea that may be the best for you also include three other factors; the challenges with this condition, the cause of it, as well as the risk factors.
This condition can be very challenging for several reasons.
The first is that it may become chronic where you will have it all of the time, it may come and go and lead you to believe that you have beat it only to have it attack you again.
However it may disappear on its own, just as quickly as it appeared.
The next real challenge is the cause for one major reason; to this date the actual cause is still unknown.
The other challenge is that for reasons still not understood, it affects women much more commonly than men.
It also affects white people and people of Asian descent much more commonly than any other group.
There are four key natural treatments for generalized morphea that may help you, and none will have any of the side effects that corticosteroids and immune suppressing drugs will have.
They include vitamin C, A, and E, as well as beat-carotene.
However, there is also a new natural treatment referred to as PABA or para-aminobenzoic that may also help, although technically it is not a vitamin.
Vitamin C is used to treat scleroderma and it can also help with this condition for several reasons.
The first is that it is a very strong anti-oxidant that is critical in fighting off the damages of free radicals which target your skin cells and tissues.
Free radicals are rogue like electrons that steal the nutrients from your cells and tissues for their own usage.
The reason this nutrient is so effective is that it can basically trick these rogue molecules into taking it instead of your electrons.
Once this is completed, it leaves your tissues and cells to begin to formulate and grow properly, which can not only reduce the inflammation.
It also can help to prevent the discoloration, the hardening, as well as the thickening of your skin.
Vitamin E is critical as it has the same basic properties as vitamin C, and when they are combined, they make a very formidable one-two punch as a counter attack to this condition.
Vitamin E is also very well known as the skin vitamin for one simple reason; it rapidly repairs cell and tissue damage in your skin.
Beta-carotene is considered to be the per-cursor of vitamin A in your body and it preforms several important functions.
They include helping to maintain your immune system as well as helping protect your skin from attacks.
PARA is an acid that is part of the vitamin B complex, and while it is not actually considered to be a vitamin, it has been used for years in sunscreen to protect you skin.
However, before you use this, you should discuss it with your doctor.
These natural treatments for generalized morphea may be the answer you are looking for as an alternative to conventional drugs without the side effects.