Lipomatosis: symptoms and treatment
Violation of the metabolism of fat leads to lipomatosis — a disease that is characterized by the rapid formation of the so-called «zhirovikov», sometimes — with the presence of capsules. The disease affects the internal organs or subcutaneous fatty tissue. If a dummy does not have a capsule that is formed from connective tissue cells, this can be the cause of malignant tumors.
Lipomas can form when the tissue contains fat cells. The patient may have one lipoma (95% of cases) or several, and the fatty formations will grow regardless of what the patient’s state of health is. Their size can vary from pea to fist. Lipomas are characterized by softness, and with pressure they change location (later coming back). Also, they are not connected to the skin and do not affect its color and other characteristics.
The reasons for the appearance of a lime tree are as follows:
- slow metabolism
- hormonal abnormalities caused by abnormal thyroid or pituitary gland functioning
- body restructuring in adolescence;
- bad habits (smoking, alcoholism)
- liver, kidney, digestive tract diseases
- intoxication of the body.
Lipomatosis in different places of its localization can cause considerable discomfort. This is especially true when such an education is located on internal organs and may interfere with the performance of their functions. The general signs of the disease are:
- total fatigue;
- painful sensations when palpating a place with a grease (if they are located near nerve endings)
- Depressed state.
Among the characteristic signs of the presence of adipocytes on different organs, the following are distinguished:
- If there is one or more fatty growths that are located on the hands and feet, with the exception of the hands and feet, this is a sign of Dercomum’s lipomatosis. Often such a disease is observed in pensioners and contributes to osteoarthritis of the knee joints
- If the patient has lipoplasm of the pancreas, he experiences vomiting, suffers from flatulence and aggravated digestion. Also a sign is the presence of pain mainly on the right side of the body;
- If the adipose is located in the cardiovascular system (the most particular case is the lipomas located on the interatrial septum), the characteristic symptoms of the disease are heart failure, dizziness, dyspnea
- There is a plasmatic form of the disease. It involves the proliferation of liver or spleen cells. A characteristic feature is an increased content of fat in the blood.
Lipomatosis can occur in one of the following forms:
- Knotty. It is characterized by the presence of one or more adipose tissue located in the subcutaneous adipose tissue;
- diffuse. This form is characterized by a heavier current and more, in comparison with the nodular form, the number of nodes that are located on the trunk or limbs;
- knot-diffuse. Assumes the presence of a large amount of lime tree. It is also possible to form fat nodes on internal organs — the heart, liver, pancreas. Usually characterized by a slow flow.
Lipomatosis of the pancreas involves the presence of the following degrees:
- The first degree is characterized by the replacement of the body in volume to a third. The patient does not feel that he has pancreatic lipoma, due to the absence of any symptoms;
- The second degree is characterized by the replacement of half the cells of the gland with fat, which is accompanied by flatulence, belching or weight in the abdomen;
- The third stage involves the replacement of fat tissue with more than 60% of the gland, which is accompanied by problems of the digestive tract and increased blood glucose levels. Lipomatosis of the pancreas can flow into malignant tumors.
The formation of lyme in the mammary gland in women is not very common and can be the reason:
- slimming or weight gain;
- Breast size changes resulting from pregnancy and child feeding
Most often, such an ailment is characterized by the appearance of fatty glands in the mammary gland, having a diameter of up to 2 cm. They slowly expand, but their increase with each passing year is more noticeable. The maximum size of a wen in the mammary gland is 10 cm, and the deformation of the breast itself is possible.
Lipomatosis is not accompanied by pain in the mammary gland, but pain can occur when the nerve endings are squeezed or compressed. Also, the lipoma rarely appears in the mammary gland itself — most often it is localized in the subcutaneous tissue in the region of the breast.
Another type of disease — lipomatosis in the liver cells. It starts because of the disturbance of metabolic processes in the body, which, in turn, can be caused by uncontrolled consumption of alcohol. There is an increased intake of fatty acids from fatty tissue, and later adipose tissue begins to intensively produce the liver itself. A patient with lipomas in the liver will complain about:
- dull pain in the right side
- Impairment of appetite
- general weakness.
Lipoma in the liver can be detected only with a full examination. The disease manifests itself in two forms: small- and large-droplet degeneration of adipose tissue in the liver.
To learn how to treat pancreatic liposuction or subcutaneous fat, you need to contact a specialist. He will be able to pre-determine the disease by:
- examining the condition of the patient, his story about well-being
- case history analysis
- The palpation of the affected area. If the lipoma is under the skin, then the patient should not experience pain when being probed by a doctor (except for cases of multiple adipose cells that touch the end of the nerves).
Next, the doctor will send the patient to ultrasound and other studies that will help identify the lipoma in the internal organs. If there is a suspicion of a fatty gland in the mammary gland, the girl will need to undergo an examination with a mammologist. The diagnosis is confirmed by puncture and cytological examination of the material.
Treatment of liver, pancreas or other organs is usually performed surgically, but if the size of the lesion is less than 3 cm in diameter, doctors can try to get rid of it with conservative methods. Most often, they resort to the introduction of diprosan into the adipose (completely the tumor is completely removed after 2-3 months).
To get rid of a lipoma with surgery, doctors can do this:
- make a cut in the right place by pulling the capsule with the fat tissue
- Conduct endoscopy (get rid of lipoma by a small puncture in the body)
- perform laser removal of the tumor.
In addition to surgical intervention, lipoma of the internal organs requires treatment of uncomfortable symptoms accompanying the patient. To the patient was able to get rid of them, doctors prescribe to him:
- ibuprofen (anesthetic drug)
- pancreatin (increases gastrointestinal function)
- loperamide (prevents diarrhea);
- mebeverin (for the removal of spasms in the muscles).
It is quite popular among patients to treat lipomas on the body with folk remedies, although they are not officially approved by doctors and therefore there is no guarantee that the patient will be able to get rid of the disease. In addition, it is impossible to get rid of wen on the surface of organs with folk remedies at home. Popular uses such a folk remedy, like Vishnevsky ointment — it opens the sebaceous ducts, contributing to the resorption of small adipose. In addition to it, there is such a list of folk remedies in the fight against the disease:
- Hemlock tincture. This folk remedy is taken orally on an empty stomach. Each day the dose increases by 1 drop (on the first day it is 1 drop). After reaching a dose of 40 drops, the patient should reduce the intake per drop per day;
- Herbal collection of nettle, valerian, St. John’s wort and marigold. A tablespoon of all folk remedies is poured into a glass of boiling water, and this remedy is drunk during the day;
- ointment with hemlock. This folk remedy, which helps to treat lipomas, is prepared in proportion to vegetable oil 1:10.