They can grow anywhere in the body where there are fat cells, but they are usually visible on the skin: they feel soft and "pitiful" to the touch and go from the pea size a few centimeters in diameter. They grow very slowly and usually cause no other problems. Sometimes, lipomas can grow deeper in the body, so you will not be able to see them or feel them. Lipomas are quite common, with about one in 100 people.
Curcumin is the active ingredient responsible for the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of turmeric. Andrew Stowe of Fairfax, Va., Donated turmeric powder to Cayman, his 13-year-old yellow lab, as part of a treatment for arthritis. Cayman had developed six large and medium-sized lipomas and, while taking turmeric, three of them disappeared and the others decreased. After six months, the arthritis treatment stopped working (Cayman started to limp again), so Stowe stopped treatment, and the dog's lipomas came back and he still developed more. Stowe thinks turmeric may have suppressed their growth.
There is no proven link between the development of lipomas and a particular occupation or exposure to chemicals or radiation. Some doctors believe that lipomas occur more often in inactive people. Lipomas are usually rounded masses that feel soft and chewy. Lipomas located just under the skin can be moved by gently pushing. Lipomas are usually not painful, although some subtypes may be painful, such as angiolipoma.
Sometimes, up to 20 or more develop. However, it is more common to develop only one or two. Lipomas can occur in people who have normal weight as well as in overweight people. In themselves, lipomas are not serious and most lipomas do not cause any symptoms or problems. Usually, if you have a lipoma, it does not cause any symptoms, but you notice a painless mass. Lipomas develop very slowly.
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