Get Rid of Lipoma | Symptoms, Home Remedies & Herbal Treatments
Are you noticing any sort of fatty lumps under your skin like near your back, neck or arms? This is because of a tumor which is known as the lipoma. Here, in the article, I am going to share the remedies to get rid of Lipoma easily and naturally.
Before looking into the natural treatments to get rid of Lipoma, one must be fully aware of what the disease is all about? What are its impacts, causes, symptoms, risks, treatments and preventive measures so that one can decide what can be the best treatment he/she can get for themselves. In this article, we are going to help you understand it and how to get rid of Lipoma at home.
Let’s understand what Lipomas are?
Lipomas are basically lumps of fats or a clump of fat cells in the form of the thin fibrous capsule which get deposited under the skin. It is not a life-threatening issue but can cause problems to you in other ways. The lumps are soft, non-cancerous and are not painful either. These fat lumps are mainly formed on shoulders, neck, back, and arms.
Lipomas can form at any part of body wherever there are fat tissues present. Lipomas can be a clear indicator that the cleansing system of the body is not working up to the mark and it tries to get your attention in cleating the cause of this imbalance. The primary reason behind this is that liver breaks down foods and makes sure that body to absorb specific compounds, but when it is overworked, the levels of fat in the body build up. Because of this deposits are left around the body – these fat deposits are nothing but lipomas.
They can be annoying as they appear unsightly and mostly that is the reason why people want to get rid of them. Lipomas are easy to identify as the fat deposits under the skin move easily with slight finger pressure and feel “doughy” to touch. Although the lipoma is harmless; however, some deposits may continue to grow and turn out to be painful. If they develop in some sensitive body area that is near a nerve, then it can be stressful to the individual. Lipomas are troublesome not because of discomfort but because of disfigurement.
You can initially remove these small lumps through simple remedies, but if a small segment of lipoma remains, it is likely to grow back in size which may need some surgical procedure to remove. It’s better to prevent such situation, and hence we can revise our dietary habits so that they do not re-occur. Make sure you avoid food with high-fat content.
Lipomas majorly hit the mid-aged people who are between 40 to 60 as at this age the body metabolism slows down and hence the probability of these fat lumps increases. These occur equally in both men and women. Lipomas are rare to be found in youngsters or children. There is genetics also involved in the formation of lipomas as individuals with family histories of lipomas are more prone to developing them.
Symptoms of Lipomas
- Lipomas are small in size that is about 1-3 cm diameter and are present underneath the skin. They can gradually grow as large as 10cm with years passing by.
- They are movable and have a rubbery consistency. There may be more than one lump for some individuals.
- They don’t cause any pain when touched.
- They become bothersome depending on the size and location. When they are noticeable to others, and people feel uncomfortable about it.
- They remain of the same size for years till they are safe from any type of infections.
- At times, lipomas may develop deep inside the body and may cause symptoms such as they press against blood vessels, nerves, or organs.
Causes of Lipoma
The causes of lipomas are not much apparent, the reasons may be some injury which triggers the growth of lipoma or may be due to the way your body handles fatty liver. It may be due to the leaky gut syndrome. People who think that this happens to only obese or overweight people are wrong as being overweight may not be the reason of lipomas.
The major reason which is considered the primary cause of lipoma is that your body is trying to indicate that it needs to get rid of unwanted toxins but because of out of balance it is unable to get rid of unwanted waste through kidneys, intestine or liver. It may be due to unhealthy lifestyles such as poor eating habits, improper diet and lack of physical activity. As a result of that lipomas appear under your skin because when the body cannot eliminate toxins through normal channels, then it tends to release the waste through the largest organ of the body that is skin.
Since the endocrine gland and immune systems are not functioning at 100% all the time, the body encapsulates this unwanted material and get it out of the largest excretory organ of the body that is skin as a result of that you get these noticeable fatty lumps under the skin.
The other reason may be that most people with genetical history tend to develop lipomas. Listed below are some of the genetic conditions which may lead to the formation of lipomas;
- Adipose Dolorosa
- Gardner syndrome
- Madelung disease
- Cowden syndrome
- Familial multiple lipomatosis, leading to multiple lipomas.
How to Diagnose Lipoma?
Generally, lipomas are diagnosed by their appearance through physical examination like by touching it and getting a sense of how intense they are. We know, we can examine lipoma easily if they are soft to touch and move upon touching because they are underneath the skin.
Rarely, these fatty lumps lead to a cancerous lump called liposarcoma. These cancerous lumps are tumors within the skin tissue that overgrow with years and are usually painful.
To confirm lipoma whether the lumps are the lipoma, the doctor may conduct the following tests:
- Biopsy- a small portion of the fatty lump is taken for the test to check whether it is a cancerous tumor(liposarcoma).
- Imaging tests like CT scan, MRI or ultrasound
How to get rid of Lipomas Naturally?
As we are aware now that lipoma doesn’t cause much discomfort, try these natural and non-invasive ways to treat them. The best part is that these remedies have no side effects and are safe to be used for skin treatment. These remedies may not give you instant results, but definitely, with time, you will get the desired results.
Listed below are few of the best remedies which can help you get rid of these fatty lumps:
Green tea is the most powerful home remedy, and when it comes to flushing out toxins from the body, we can find a better alternative than a steamy cup of green tea. It is a great metabolism enhancer and works best in burning that stubborn fat in the body. It also helps in reducing the size of lipoma.
Green tea is known for its detoxifying properties it has a become an excellent remedy for treating lipomas as it helps in flushing out the unwanted waste from the body and also reduces the chance of developing those fatty lumps. It is also a rich source of antioxidants.
Green tea can also be used in various combinations to treat lipoma. Include this magical tea to your dietary habit, and you will notice the change yourself. It will increase your body metabolism and help keep lipomas at bay by burning off that extra fat. It helps in cleansing the liver and does a complete liver flush. Include this as a routine and notice the extreme changes.
Oils work as an external ointment for these lumps. Be it your natural oils like castor oils, essential oils or their fusion, and these oils work wondrously in reducing lipomas.
Essential oils such as tea tree or sage oil, if mix with a carrier oil such as coconut or castor oil can be applied on the lipoma twice a day. Essential oils are a miraculous way to treat lipomas as they are very concentrated natural medicine and most of them smell tempting as well! Make sure you dilute them for topical use.
Essential oils like Sage, tea tree, and frankincense can be used to get rid of lipomas. Simply Add 1/2 teaspoon of any one or two of the essential oils to 1 tablespoon of a carrier oils and apply to lipomas twice a day.
Gently massage Castor oil on the affected area before going to bed. You can also use neem oil to treat the lipoma as neem oil has all the properties that are necessary for treating skin issues.
Flaxseed oil can also be used as it contains omega fatty acids which reduces inflammation. You can also use different combinations of oils such as neem and flaxseed oil with cooled green tea (high in anti-oxidants and helps in reducing fatty tissue) on the lipoma to get the best and quick results.
Honey and Flour
Honey has the anti-inflammatory properties and hence is an excellent remedy to get rid of lipoma. Take some raw honey with some basic flour to get a mixture of thick consistency. Apply the mixture directly to the affected skin and cover it with some bandage or a paper towel. Make sure the paste is fairly thick. Keep this mixture for 24-36 hours. Wash it off and repeat this for 4-5 times in a week. This helps in disappearing the fat deposits under the skin.
Read here my another article on how to treat Acne with Honey.
Turmeric again is a superb herb for treating skin issues. This is an herbal remedy which is efficient and effective to get rid of lipoma. It contains an herb called curcumin, which works wonders in shrinking the lumps. Curcumin, when applied as a topical mask, has helped a lot of individuals to fight against lipomas as it decreases the size and recurrence of lipomas.
There are multiple ways to use turmeric to get rid of lipomas:
Mix a teaspoon of turmeric powder with a teaspoon of olive oil to form a soft paste. You can also opt for coconut, castor, flaxseed, or neem oil. Apply this paste to the affected skin. Make sure you secure the paste with the bandage as turmeric’s yellow coloring will cause yellow dyeing of skin and also spoil your clothing.
Take 6 tablespoons of virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon turmeric, two tablespoons organic beeswax and 1 tablespoon chickweed powder. Melt the beeswax in a container by heating it on the stove and then add in the olive oil. When the oil and wax blend thoroughly, turn the stove off and then stir in turmeric and chickweed powder. Cool the mixture and pour it into a jar. Apply some of the mixes on the affected area and cover it with a paper towel.
Trust me the results are magical, and you undoubtedly won’t face this issue of lipomas after using this remedy.
Chickweed is an herb which is used in natural medicine for its ability to reduce accumulations of fat in the body, including lipomas. This herb is readily available at your local health stores or natural food store. Chickweed works efficiently in reducing the size of lipoma. It loosens up the accumulated fat making the lumps soft.
Mix 1 teaspoon of chickweed with 2-3 tablespoons of flaxseed or neem oil. Mix them nicely and apply the paste on the skin affected due to lipoma. You can alternatively use cooled green tea instead of oils. You can also combine chickweed with turmeric to create an excellent remedy for curing lipomas.
Sage is a versatile herb that is used in cooking and also in several varieties.
The sage extract has a natural ability that attracts it to fat which is why when you apply the sage extract externally over fat lumps, it may help them dissolve and also helps in reducing lipomas. Sage is also available in some medicines to dissolve fatty tissues. Sage also helps in the balancing fluids in the body, and hence you can use it to get relief from the imbalance caused by the collection of fatty tissues.
Mix 1 teaspoon of dried sage with 2-3 tablespoons of neem oil or flaxseed oil. You can also use some other oil if you want. Make a thick balm using this mixture and then Coat the lipoma applying this mixture. You can use cooled green tea as a Substitute for neem or flaxseed oil to make a paste.
Apple cider vinegar is one home remedy which you can use for curing almost all type of skin and hair disease. Thuja is also one of the members of the cedar family and works quite efficiently in treating fat growths under and on the skin. Thuja is one of the homeopathic ways to treat lipomas.
To use Thuja, simply mix Thuja extract with water and apply it directly to affected area twice or thrice a day for best and efficient results. Make sure before using Thuja you check with expert homeopathy professional. You can also use Thuja along with other natural treatments and dietary changes.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is one of my personal home remedies as it is useful to cure many problems. When we talk about lipomas it softens the fat lumps, slowly reduces its size and gradually reduces the appearance of lipomas under the skin. It is a perfect remedy for removing fat deposits and also works great in losing weight. If fat deposits reduce ultimately, this will prevent the recurrence of lipomas on the skin.
Apple cider vinegar has all the necessary organic acids, pectin, potash, nutrients and enzymes which helps in boosting the body metabolism and promotes an overall cleansing of the body by flushing out the unwanted wastes and toxins from the body. Apple cider vinegar also hydrates your body and removes the excess water retention in the body.
It suppresses your diet and makes you eat less so that you don’t end up adding those extra calories. its known to remove the toxins, impurities and also removes stored water from intestine and colon which proves as a great help in reducing the fat formation.
You can use Apple Cider Vinegar in multiple ways for curing, treating and preventing the occurrence of lipomas.
Listed below are the methods:
Drink one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and make sure you consume it before going for night sleep. With time increase its consumption from one to two tablespoons. Continue this for at least 3-5 months to completely cure lipomas of the skin, and this will also reduce the reoccurrence of lipomas in future. Some people may feel irritation while taking apple cider vinegar. If you are one of those, then add one or two tablespoons of ACV in a glass of water to dilute it. You can also consume one teaspoon of ACV before meals and heavy snacks so that food can digest properly and it also prevents the deposition of fat on the skin.
If you are not conformable drinking ACV alone, then mix it with honey. This combination also works wonders in reducing the size of fat lumps. Simply add 1 teaspoon of raw honey, 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar and a cup of cold distilled water. Stir the mixture well and drink it. If you want quick results, make sure you take it thrice a day. This mixture perfectly balances the pH levels in the body which not just clears fats lumps but also prevents its recurrence.
You can also create your own Apple Cider Vinegar Ointment with Beeswax and Cedar. Beeswax and cedar help in softening of lipoma. The combination of Acv with these two is beneficial in treating lipoma along with promoting overall health. To prepare this ointment, melt some beeswax in a container, add dried cedar in the pan and stir them nicely. Once they are fused correctly, turn the heat off. Let it cool and once it reaches room temperature add ACV to it and stir well. Pour this mixture into a container and cover it with a lid. Use this ointment on a daily basis until it cures all the fat lumps in the skin.
These are also a great way to purify the liver and helps in reduction of fat deposits. Herbs like turmeric root, burdock root, and dandelion root are great choices. Add these herbs to your diet, and you will definitely see the results. Burdock root and dandelion roots are available in capsule form for easy consumption. Consume four capsules twice a day along with meals to notice the changes. Take it for at least a month for visible results. Turmeric, as we discussed earlier, can apply to lipomas.
Not just for application a teaspoonful of turmeric in a glass of milk or water when consumed twice a day can also prove out to be really helpful in treating lipomas. These herbs also act as detoxifying agents and always take them in ample quantity so that you can eliminate the toxins from the body. These fat deposits and inappropriate excretion of toxins are the primary cause of lipomas and herbs prove out to be an excellent remedy for curing them.
DMSO which stands for Dimethyl Sulfoxide is another natural way to treat lipoma fat deposits. Simply apply this solution after cleaning your skin with clean hands. DMSO is an excellent solvent and hence make sure you don’t have any sort of chemicals around you and your clothing as it may carry these chemicals to your body. Click here to know the other uses of DMSO.
Dietary Improvements one can do to get rid of Lipoma
Not just using these home remedies you can also treat and prevent lipomas by changing your diet.
Consuming more organic and natural veggies and fruits rather than junk can help you a lot to fight against lipomas. Also reduce the consumption of GMO foods that is corn, soy, and canola. Fruits and veggies are a powerhouse of antioxidants which definitely helps in lowering fats in the blood. Choose bright colored veggies as these have highest amounts of antioxidants. Some of them are blueberries, plums, citrus fruits, green veggies, bell peppers, apples, and squash.
Make sure you hydrate yourself more as more water directly affects the amount of waste and toxins that the body excretes. Along with water, you can add lemon or baking soda to make it more alkaline as it helps in reducing the acidity in the body.
Adding more and more liquids to the diet will help. Drink more and more fruit and vegetable juices to get faster results. When you are on a liquid diet and focus on eliminating toxins, you may experience parasites in your stool. Don’t worry, you are simply taking out the waste out of your body.
If your diet is not helping you, then take some natural herb, or homeopathic help or some detox fluids like the liver flush to boost up the metabolism and functioning of kidney and liver. This balances out the endocrine system and helps a lot in getting rid of lipomas.
Switching to organic foods reduces the chances of you consuming any additives and preservatives in your diet. As a result of which your liver can focus on flushing out the waste from the body which is stored in lipoma’s fatty lumps. Make sure you limit processed food and prepackaged food.
Fish is again a superfood that you can add to your diet for better nutrition. It has a right amount of omega-3 fats and also has good quality protein. Omega 3 is great in reducing inflammation and also limits the growth of lipomas. Some excellent sources of omega three fatty acids are salmon and tuna. Others include mackerel. Trout and herring which are also a good source of vitamin B-12.
Limit the consumption of red meat as it may have added antibiotics and hormones. Replace red meat with chicken, tofu, and beans as they are a rich in protein and a better healthy alternative.
Other Treatments for Lipomas
As we know Lipoma doesn’t cause any sort of pain and discomfort, so the need for medical treatment is less. Large-sized lipomas are annoying and also can make you look ugly. Such cases of lipoma may require the diagnosis to make sure that they are not cancerous growths.
But if they cause extreme discomfort and pain to you then you can go medical treatments listed below:
The major factors which affect the treatment you should take for lipomas are size, number of tumors, symptoms, genetic factors and location of lipoma.
If natural remedies do not help and lipomas are bothering you badly, then you can opt for these treatments to get rid of lipoma:
Surgical methods can remove the Lipomas if they are troublesome and giving you a lot of pain. In the procedure, the surgeon injects the area around lipoma with anesthesia, and the surgeon makes an incision in the skin to remove the fat lump. Then they close the incision made during operation with stitches. Because of these stitches, you may get scaring and bruise marks on your body which is a major side effect of surgical method. Mostly the chances of recurrence of lipoma are rare after surgery.
As we are aware that lipomas are lumps in the fatty tissues, liposuction is a way to reduce the size of lipoma or completely remove it. In this procedure, the lipoma is removed using syringe using which the contents of the tissue are taken out.
You can go for Steroid injections to shrink the size of lipoma. It may not eliminate it. It mainly helps only in reducing the size of the lipoma.
In case the lipoma on your body is painful, swells or become hard and is excreting some pus or presses against a nerve then make sure you consult your doctor at the very first step.
The only preventive measure for lipoma is a good diet and healthy lifestyle. If you opt for both then undoubtedly you will never face such an issue. If you have lipomas on your body, eradicate them quickly with the help of these natural home remedies instead of opting for some costly surgeries or injections as they come with a significant cost and side effects too. Also, keep a check on dietary improvements so that you can fight lipoma and also prevent it from recurring in future.
I hope these remedies will help you get rid of those ugly lipomas if you follow them religiously. Be patient and try these out for the best results. Till then keep it healthy. Stay fit. 🙂