Lipoma, to put it simply, is a lump under the skin. It is a non-cancerous tumor and consists mainly of fat. Lipomas are typically hereditary but expert medical advice is necessary as regards their cause and to determine that they are really benign. Your doctor may perform an MRI scan or such other procedure to ascertain their benevolence, especially in the case of bigger lipomas.
They can be removed easily because they consist mainly of the adipose tissue (fat) and their removal does not cause any damage to the body. However, the presence of scar at the place that is operated upon can really bother you, especially if you are extremely conscious of your looks and skin. A word of advice here, they should only be removed if they look awkward or cause pain to you.
Certain home remedies if followed with consistency can reduce these tumors and can even remove completely and cure them naturally in some cases. A simple cure is Chickweed. Just make chickweed tea by boiling a small amount of dried chickweed (say 2 teaspoon full) and steep it in boiling water for 10-15 minutes. You can even try chickweed based herbal ointments that are readily available in grocery stores. Apply them 3-4 times a day.
‘Thuja Extract’ is another good option for benign fat tumors. Just mix this extract in water and apply it on the lipoma 3-4 times on a daily basis. Certain eating habits also can help reduce these fat tumors. Eat less of butter, cheese and other dairy products. Include green tea in your diet as it as considered to be a good burner of fat.
Indian Bedellium or Guggulu, an Indian herb, is famous for its fat burning properties and has been proved to be much effective in such cases. But if you are a patient of thyroid or have been suffering from it in the past, you should refrain from using this drug.
Certain herbal supplements are well known for their immune-enhancing properties and for their ability to flush out toxins from the body. Such supplements can also be taken on expert advice. Dandelion is a case in point. You must keep one thing in mind that these tumors aren’t going to disappear in a few days time. It may take several weeks or months before they show signs of lessening.
Some people are in the habit of taking overdoses of herbal supplements and other home remedies with a view to make the healing process quicker. This is certainly a misconception and should not be adhered to at all. Even if home remedies and other herbal products don’t have side effects, their very high concentration in the body may lead to some kind of complication in future. So, be sure that you are not over indulging in your home treatments and don’t shy away from seeking expert advice in case of even the slightest complication. Wishing a Lipoma-free happy life to you all!