What causes a fatty hump on the upper back?
A buffalo hump is most commonly a result of Cushing syndrome, a disorder of excess cortisol, a naturally occurring hormone that is involved in a variety of bodily processes, such as metabolism. High levels of the hormone cortisol can lead to increased fat synthesis.
How do you get rid of a buffalo hump naturally?
- Eating a sensible diet that includes calcium and vitamin D to help strengthen bones.
- Exercising regularly with low-impact activities such as tai chi or water aerobics.
Can a buffalo hump be fixed?
Treatment options for buffalo hump
It’s best to treat the hump by addressing the underlying condition that caused it. In some cases, cosmetic surgery can remove the fat deposit. However, unless the cause is also treated, the hump may return.