Homeopathy for Lipomas : Lipomas are said to be benign fatty tumors that mainly occur in certain areas, such as the lower and upper limbs. The most common form of a lipoma is a hard, rarely painful, encapsulated lump just below the skin. There are also a few diseases that have been classified. These include familial multiple lipomatosis, Madelung’s disease and Dercum’s disease. They all have their own characteristics, but are related.
There are different types of lipoma, but we will explain briefly common ones namely, superficial subcutaneous, deep intramuscular lipomas, angiolipoma lipomas, spindle cell lipomas and lumbosacral lipomas.
- Superficial subcutaneous lipomas- this occurs more on the forearms, nape of the neck, and trunk of women. They are also common in overweight or obese people.
- Deep intramuscular lipomas, this affects more men than women, especially those between the ages of 30 and 65.
- Angiolipoma lipomas are common on the forearm of adults
- Spindle cell lipomas are frequent in the shoulders and necks of people between the ages of 45 and 60.
- Lumbosacral lipomas are common infants, and can as well be seen in adults.
Current Treatments Have Little Effect
The prevalent treatment method is surgery. Lipomas can be removed by incision or liposuction. Both methods leave scars and are only treatments for symptoms. Although they can remove some lipomas, they do not prevent new lipomas from forming. Some people develop hundreds of lipomas over their lifetime, so surgery isn’t optimal. Under certain circumstances, like Madelung, lipomas are not encapsulated, just a floating, painful fat mass. Surgery is rarely an option for this condition.
It is important to note that some lipomas do not require any form of medical treatment, while others do require treatment. They can be easily removed if they grow too fast or if they hurt or disrupt something that is interfering with your daily life.
Once you are diagnosed with lipoma, it is the duty of your doctor or health care provider to determine the best treatment option for you. Some of the known treatment options include steroid injections, liposuction, and surgical or excision procedures.