A lipoma is a growth of fat cells in a thin, fibrous capsule usually found just below the skin. Lipomas are found most often on the torso, neck, upper thighs, upper arms, and armpits, but they can occur almost anywhere in the body. One or more lipomas may be present at the same time. Lipomas are the most common noncancerous soft tissue growth. Although it has been hypothesized that lipomas may rarely undergo sarcomatous change, this event has never been convincingly documented. It is more probable that lipomas are at the benign end of the spectrum of tumors, which, at the malignant end, include liposarcomas. Because more than half of lipomas encountered by clinicians are subcutaneous in location.
CAUSES OF LIPOMA
The cause of lipomas is not completely understood, but the tendency to develop them is inherited. A minor injury may trigger the growth. Being overweight does not cause lipomas.
SYMPTOMS OF LIPOMAS
- Small [0.4 in. to 1.2 in.] nodes are felt just under the skin.
- Nodes are movable and have a soft, rubbery consistency.
- Slow increase of nodes
HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE FOR LIPOMAS
CALCAREA CARB : Very useful medicines
for Lipoma.There is tendency to sweat excessively on the head with sensitivity to cold air. There is craving for boiled eggs and indigestible things like lime and chalk.Suited to that person who have long-standing constipation and acidity may be found associated with Lipomas,Helpful in complete disappearance of Lipomas.
SULPHUR : Useful medicine for treating Lipomas. But which medicine will suit which patient depends upon his or her constitution. Just like Calcarea Carb, Sulphur has unique constitutional symptoms for its use. An important constitutional feature for choosing Sulphur is extreme hot sensations in the body. The heat may be more marked in the palms, soles and head. The skin remains mostly dry and looks dirty. Some sort of skin trouble at present or in the past may be looked at while taking up the patient’s case. Another characteristic feature is a marked aversion to bathing. And In dietary habits, the patient may have a high demand for sweet
BELLADONA : Useful medicine for the painful lipoma which may worsen on touching the lump. Very helpful in providing relief from pain and also dissolving the Lipoma.
THUJA : Helpful in treating lipoma originating anywhere in the body.Useful in complete dissipation of fatty accumulations.Mostly recommended when a person with Lipomas has high blood cholesterol levels.
RL-10 : For All Types of Cyst/Tumor