The lipoma is a benign lump which is formed under the skin due to the overgrowth of fat cells. The lipoma can happen anywhere on the body where the fat cells are. The lipoma is soft and rounder or lobulated and it is easy to move around. In the most cases, lipomas are relatively small. But, also there can be giant lipomas which are larger than typical maximum of two inches. Most often lipomas happen on the neck, trunk and extremities, but they can happen anywhere on the body. It is considered that the lipoma is benign and non – cancerous growth.
The most common signs and symptoms of the lipoma include: lump situated just under the skin; lump which is soft and doughy to the touch; the lump moves easily with just slight finger pressure; the lump is small (most lipomas are under 5 cm (2 inches) in diameter, but they can grow); the lump is sometimes painful (if the lipoma grow and press on nearby nerves or if they contain many blood vessels). It is noticed that lipomas are most common among women.
The cause of the lipoma is not completely understood. It is noticed that lipoma often appears after an injury, but doctors are not sure if this is a reason why they are forming. The most common risk factors for lipomas include: genetics, since lipoma tends to run in families; and being between the ages of 40 and 60 years old. You should remember that lipoma can happen at any age. You need to talk with your doctor if you suffer from lipoma before you start using some of the below mentioned home remedies, so in this way you will avoid side effects.
- 1 Home remedies for lipoma
- 1.1 Apple cider vinegar
- 1.2 Eat more Omega – 3 rich foods
- 1.3 Turmeric
- 1.4 Thuja occidentalis
- 1.5 Eat more fish
- 1.6 Increase the amounts of vegetables and fruits in your diet
- 1.7 Sage
- 1.8 Create an ointment using natural oils and herbs
- 1.9 Boswellia serrata
- 1.10 Mix chickweed with a natural oil or tea base
- 1.11 Switch to organic foods
- 1.12 Avoid unhealthy fats
- 1.13 Limit eating red meats
Home remedies for lipoma
Apple cider vinegar
It is known that the apple cider vinegar has acetic acid. There are some studies done with obese rats and mice in which are said that the acetic acid can help to prevent the fat deposition in the body and it can improve the metabolism. Usually, for the apple cider vinegar is recommended to be mixed with other ingredients and to be used as a home remedy for the lipoma. You should warm one glass of warm water (12 – 16 ounces). You should mix two tablespoons apple cider vinegar, two tablespoons lemon juice, ½ – 1 teaspoon ground ginger, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, one dash cayenne pepper and one teaspoon raw and local honey. This natural cure is best to be drink when it is warm, but you can drink it at the desired temperature. You should drink this home remedy on daily basis because it will help you in the treatment of lipoma.
Eat more Omega – 3 rich foods
You should not eat unhealthy fats in your diet. You should add healthy fats in your diet, especially Omega – 3 fatty acids which are known for their anti – inflammatory and health boosting properties. There are some studies in which are shown that the sufficient high intakes of Omega – 3 fatty acids, like those found in the fish oil and oily fish, can help to reduce the production of inflammatory eicosanoids, cytokines and reactive oxygen species, and the expression of adhesion molecules. The richest sources of Omega – 3 fatty acids are hemp seeds, chia seeds, flaxseeds, walnuts, sardines and wild – caught salmon.
You can make an ointment with turmeric. You should mix one teaspoon of turmeric together with two to three tablespoons of neem oil or flaxseed oil. You should put this natural cure on the lipoma. You will notice that your skin will turn a bit orange or yellow due to the turmeric. You should cover the lipoma with a bandage to protect your clothes. Turmeric is used a lot in the Ayurvedic medicine as a home remedy for lipoma. For making a paste, you should add one to two tablespoons of cooled green tea instead of neem or flaxseed oil to the turmeric. If you are not sure that turmeric will be safe for you, then ask your doctor.
This natural cure is also known as white cedar tree. There was one 2013 study in which this natural cure has helped to eradicate warts. Also, there are some natural practiotioners who have said that this natural cure can be used as a home remedy for lipoma.
Eat more fish
It is known that the fish has healthy amounts of Omega – 3 fatty acids and a good quality protein. Omega – 3 fatty acids can help to decrease the inflammation and it can help to limit the growth of lipomas. Tuna and salmon are excellent sources of Omega – 3 fatty acids, as well as high in protein. Also, trout, herring and mackerel are rich in Omega – 3 fatty acids and they are high in Vitamin B12.
Increase the amounts of vegetables and fruits in your diet
You should add more fruits and vegetables in your diet because they can help to lower the fats in your blood. You should choose brightly colored fruits and vegetables for the highest levels of antioxidants. Bell peppers, squash, green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, plums, apples, raspberries and blueberries are some great examples of fruits and vegetables that are high in antioxidants.
You should add ½ – 1 teaspoon of dried sage with two to three tablespoons of neem oil or flaxseed oil. You should put this natural cure on the lipoma. You can substitute one to two tablespoons of cooled green tea for neem or flaxseed oil to make a paste. It is known that sage is used in the traditional Chinese medicine to dissolve fatty tissue.
Create an ointment using natural oils and herbs
The best bases for ointments are natural oils, such as neem and flaxseed. You should experiment with different combinations of herbs and oils. The neem oil is an astringent which can help to protect your skin. This natural cure is commonly used in the Ayurvedic medicine as a home remedy for lipomas. The flaxseed oil has high amounts of Omega – 3 and Omega – 6 fatty acids. These fatty acids can help to reduce the inflammation. You should be sure that you buy flaxseed oil which is free of heavy metals, such as mercury and lead. The cooled green tea is not natural oil, but it is a great alternative for your base. It is rich in antioxidants which can help to regulate the blood sugar and blood fats.
This natural cure is also known as Indian frankincense. In 2013 there was a study in which was shown that it has anti – inflammatory properties. Also, there are some practitioners of natural healing which have suggested that it can be effective against lipoma.
Mix chickweed with a natural oil or tea base
You should blend one teaspoon of chickweed to two to three tablespoons of neem oil or flaxseed oil. You should apply this natural cure to the lipoma. There are some studies in which are said that the chickweed can be used as a home remedy for reducing fats. You can use one to two tablespoons of cooled green tea instead of neem or flaxseed oil to make a paste.
Switch to organic foods
You should eat organic foods as much as possible. When your switch your diet to organic foods, then it can reduce the number of preservatives and additives which you eat. The liver will be able to focus on removing the toxins which are stored in the lipoma’s fatty tissue. Also, you should know that when you are limiting the amount of processed and pre – packaged foods which you eat, this will also limit the amount of additives and preservatives in your diet.
Avoid unhealthy fats
The lipoma is an accumulation of fatty tissue, so it is recommended avoiding unhealthy fats in your diet, especially trans fats. There are many people who are consuming trans fatty acids on daily basis and they do not even realize it. The fast and processed foods have health – sabotaging fats. It is known that the most trans fats in our diets are in the form of artificial trans fats which are adding hydrogen to the liquid vegetables to make them more solid. These cooking oils are genetically modified are they are not healthy. They can even become rancid oils which cause even more health problems. There are some studies in which are said that the a trans fats diet can lead to abdominal obesity and changes in the insulin sensitivity in monkey even when an excess of calories were not consumed and these effects are likely the same in people.
Limit eating red meats
If you eat red meat, then you should be sure that it is a grass – fed meat with no added antibiotics or hormones. The grass – fed meat has a lot of healthy Omega – 3 fats and Omega – 6 fats. The healthiest alternatives to red meat are beans, tofu and chicken, which are also high in protein.
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