WHAT IS LIPOMA?
Lipoma is a slow-growing fatty lump that’s most often situated between your skin and the underlying muscle layer that occurs due to overgrowth of the fat cells.
doctors consider lipoma as benign tumors, which means that they are non-cancerous growth
Lipomas are slow-growing and usually harmless. Rarely, they can be cancerous.
Lipoma may be single or multiple in the body.
Sites of occurrence of lipoma
A lipoma can form on any part of the body, but they typically appear on the :
WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS FOR LIPOMA?
The exact cause of lipoma is unknown but factors increase the risk of lipoma such as
- Family history of lipoma
- Most prevalent in adults between 40 to 60
- Certain conditions also increase the risk of lipoma such as adiposis dolorosa, Cowden syndrome, Gardner's syndrome,Madelung's disease
- Are obese
- Have high cholesterol
- Have diabetes
- Have liver disease
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF LIPOMA?
The exact cause is unknown but the above describe factors play an important role in developing lipoma
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF LIPOMA?
- Be soft to touch- lipoma typically feels soft, oval-shaped
- Move easily if prodded with your finger
- Be just under the skin- lipoma generally situated beneath the skin
- Colour of lipoma - the color of lipoma depends upon the location. If the lipoma is situated superficially it is yellowish in color or if deep situated it shows a reddish-blue to deep blue color
- Grow slowly- in the majority of the cases the growth of the lipoma is slow
- Mainly lipoma is painless but Painful only if it grows into nerves underneath the skin
- If Lipoma is located deep in the skin it may cause pressure on internal organs it leads to associated symptoms
DIAGNOSIS OF LIPOMA
- Diagnosis of lipoma is based on physical examination
- Biopsy for lab examination to rule out the cancerous condition
- An x-ray or other imaging tests such as an MRI or CT scan
TREATMENT OF LIPOMA
Generally, lipoma doesn’t need any treatment if it is painful or growing in size, or if some patient has a cosmetic issue then surgery is required
- Surgical removal of lipoma
- Steroid injections
All these methods are conventional but homeopathy cures the condition without any complication, it also prevents surgery and recurrence.
HOMEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT OF LIPOMA
Homeopathic medicines are very useful for the treatment of lipoma because it reduces the size of lipoma. Some medicines are calcarea flour, calcarea carb, thuja, kali-iodatum, sulphur, belladonna, etc. Treatment of lipoma in homeopathy is purely based on case-taking.
DO'S AND DON'TS
- Increase the amount of vegetables and fruits in your diet
- Eat more fish, fish contain a good amount of healthy omega-3 fats and good quality protein.
- Avoid eating red meat
- Switch to organic foods as much as possible.
- Avoid creating a panic state