What Is Lipoma?
A lipoma is a growth of fat cells usually found just below the skin. Lipomas have found most often on a torso neck, upper thighs, upper arms and armpits. However, they can occur almost anywhere in body. They usually appear in uppermost parts of body. Lipomas are the most common non-cancerous soft tissue growth, usually detected in adults ranging from 40 to 60 years. Even, some are reported to have more than one lipoma.
Types of Lipoma Treatment
Generally, lipomas don’t require any such treatment. Your physician will only recommend lipoma treatment procedures if lipoma is painful or increasing in size. Lipoma treatments include:
- Surgical removal
The surgical process involves lipoma removal by cutting them out. Good thing about this lipoma treatment is that relapse is uncommon. Although, patient may face few side effects like bruising and scarring.
- Steroid injections
These steroid injections work by shrinking the lipoma size, instead of eradication.
This type of lipoma treatment involves usage of needle, and a large syringe to discard the fatty lump.
Spices and Herbs for Lipoma Treatment
Apart from aforementioned methods, you can also benefit from few natural lipoma treatment methods. It mainly involves use of spices, and herbs.
Turmeric does its magic by reducing size of lipoma and further prevents its recurrence. The active component responsible for this functionality is curcumin. Start with preparing a Turmeric mask. Mix Turmeric with olive oil to form a soft consistency paste. Apply it on skin just above the lipoma. Since Turmeric’s yellow coloring can leave an undesirable effect on your clothes and skin, you might want to cover this topical mask with a bandage.
This is widely known and effective herb for lipoma treatment. It reduces fat accumulations of body including lipomas. You can find this herb at local drug or food store. Other than treating lipomas, it helps in treating flu or cold.
Belong to cedar family; people use this herb to treat undesirable growth on skin internally and externally as well. Take Thuja extract and mix with water. Keep on applying over the affected area thrice a day. If you want to consider Thuja Occidentalis for treating lipoma, you need to consult a homeopathic health professional first because it requires few dietary changes.
Sage, known as an herb, is reported to have many therapeutic benefits. One such benefit is its lipoma treatment. It has natural tendency to liquefy fat. This is why when applied superficially over lipoma; sage extract has potential to dissolve this fatty tissue. In addition to it, herb also plays a role in balancing body fluids which is quite important because lipoma develops when your body undergoes such imbalance.
Signs That You Need a Lipoma Treatment
- If you find any strange lump or swelling, you should consult a doctor.
- If you feel a persistent pain, it’s a sign that something is more serious and it needs to be examined. Often, a lump is an early indication of cancer which is known as liposarcoma. This tends to be painful and grows more rapidly.
Lipoma is an accumulated fat. Use of mentioned herbs and spices are proven to relieve you from lipoma and its pain. However, you must consult an expert before using certain herbs.