I saw the latter part of the video last year when sjohn posted it and we discussed about it briefly in what causes lipomas thread.
The video holds some pretty interesting things:
- A young man in his 20s has 850 lipomas all over his body
- His lipomas are painful
- His lipomas are well-circumcised
- He found his lipomas when in military doing heavy exercise (boot camp)
- He quickly (within months) develops dozens of more lumps
- After the training he had less stress and says the lumps got smaller (!?) for a while but more appeared later
- He immediately developed many new lipomas to the exact spots where old ones were surgically removed
- Dr. Karen Herbst diagnoses the condition as Dercum's Disease and gives an explanation why the lumps appear:
- toxins leak from blood vessels
- toxins are usually easily flushed out of the body but in lipomatosis too much of the fluid is leaked and the toxins stay for some unknown reason
- to clean up the fluid and the inflammation caused by the toxins the body sends blood cells
- to feed the above blood cells the body produces fat which gradually forms into solid growths
Dr. Herbst also believes the patient has a genetic predisposition and that the extreme physical exercise may have triggered the onset. She believes this happened because of the lactic acid got released and sit around the patient's body without never getting flushed out. She also says this is why the symptoms shortly improved during the summer break and the lipomas actually shrunk a little.
Hmm.. I think she gives pretty good assumptions but in the end that's all they are. I currently disagree in various points.