What is a lipoma?
lipoma is a growth of fatty tissue in a thin, fibrous capsule that slowly develops just below the skin. These are noncancerous soft tissue growth. Although lipomas can form on any part of the body but they are commonly found on the neck, upper thighs, upper arms, torso, and armpits. People of any age can develop a lipoma, but it is very rare in case of children.
What are the symptoms of a lipoma?
There are various types of skin tumors; however, a lipoma generally has distinctive characteristics. A lipoma will normally:
•be soft to the touch
•move easily if prodded with finger
•be just under the skin
•have a slow growth
Lipomas are mostly formed on the neck, back, and shoulders, however they can also develop on the stomach, thighs, and arms. The lipoma is mostly painless but it can be painful if it grows into nerves below the skin.
What causes a lipoma?
Although the exact cause of lipomas is not completely known yet, but the tendency to develop this condition is inherited. The risk of developing lipomas increases if there is a family history of lipomas. Moreover, a minor injury might prompt the growth. Though this condition can affect people of any age but it is most prevalent in adults between the ages of 40 and 60.
Apart from it, there are certain health conditions that can also increase the risk of developing lipoma. These mostly include:
How is a lipoma diagnosed?
Mostly doctors can diagnose a lipoma by undertaking a physical exam. lipoma feels soft and it is not painful. Moreover, lipoma moves easily when touched as it’s made up of fatty tissues.
In few cases, a dermatologist may perform biopsy. In this procedure, he will scrape a small portion of the tissue and send it to a lab for testing. Doctors mostly perform this test to rule out any possibility of cancer. Though a lipoma is noncancerous, it may look like a liposarcoma, which is cancerous. Additional testing using MRI and CT scans are only needed if a biopsy revels that a suspected lipoma is actually a liposarcoma.
How are lipomas treated?
Generally lipomas are not treated, as the majority of them do not hurt or cause problems. The doctors can ask for an imaging test, such as an ultrasound. Moreover, in case if lipoma is painful, gets infected, or bothers the patient; doctor might remove it.
Majority of the lipomas can be removed in the outpatient surgery center or in a doctor’s office. In this procedure, the doctor injects a local anesthetic around the lipoma, makes a cut in the skin, removes the growth, and closes the cut with stitches. In case if the lipoma is in such area of the body that cannot be easily reached with a simple cut in the skin, removal of the lipoma can be done in the operating room under general anesthesia.
The doctor will plan out the best treatment recommendation by analysing a number of factors, like:
•The size of the lipoma
•The number of skin tumors present
•Patient’s personal history of skin cancer
•Patient’s family history of skin cancer
•The lipoma is painful or not
Homeopathic treatment for lipoma:
Lipoma is completely curable by using internal Homeopathic medicines without any use of external painful methods. Homeopathic medicines for lipomas offer an effective recovery; hence there is no need to go for a surgery in these cases. Properly selected Homeopathic medicines help in reducing size, growth and pain of lipomas. Moreover, these remedies also help in preventing the progression of condition by diminishing it from the roots. Homeopathic medicines are also very effective in preventing additional complications such as obstruction or hemorrhagic conditions.
Thuja: Thuja is one of the best homeopathic remedies. It is very effective in treating abnormal growth originating from any part of the body. This medicine possesses a strong ability to help in complete dissipation of fatty accumulations.
Sulphur: Sulphur is one of the best constitutional Homeopathic remedies that can prove extremely helpful in treating Lipomas.
Calcarea Carb: it is also one of the top constitutional Homeopathic medicines for treating Lipoma. The person requiring this remedy is generally very obese.
Belladonna: Belladonna is one of the most effective homeopathic medicines to treat lipoma when it is painful. The pain might aggravate on touching the lump.
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But reader is advised very strongly to use the medicines only under medical supervision and these medicines should never ever consumed without proper consultation with your doctor or GP.
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