A deformity of the hand, Dupuytren’s contracture typically develops slowly and progresses over several years. Dupuytren’s Contracture can sometimes be slowed and even cured with dietary changes and supplements like vitamin E and vitamin D.
Natural Remedies for Dupuytren’s Contracture
As the progression of Dupuytren’s contracture is generally slow, many steps can be taken to treat the symptoms and cure the condition altogether. Making dietary changes such as following the Epigenetic or Paleo Diet helps heal the body and reduce pain. Likewise, supplementing the diet with zinc and vitamin E softens nodules and support overall cell health, preventing further development of the condition.
What Is Dupuytren’s Contracture?
The condition affects the underlying tissue in the skin in the palm, causing knots of tissue to develop. Over time, the knots form into a thick cord that pulls one or more of the fingers into a folded or bent position.
The development of Dupuytren contracture and its symptoms generally takes place over several years; however, it can vary. Some cases develop over a few months or even weeks, and in some affected individuals development of the condition begins and ends intermittently. The condition often presents as a thickening of the skin in the palm at onset. In addition, the skin may appear puckered or dimpled. As the condition progresses, a firm lump of tissue often forms in the palm of the hand that may become sensitive to the touch. Over time and with further progression of the condition, cords of tissue form beneath the skin and extend toward the fingers. As the cords begin to tighten, the fingers pull in toward the palm.
The exact cause of Dupuytren’s contracture is unknown; however, some researchers suggest the condition may be caused by an autoimmune issue. In an autoimmune disorder or reaction, the immune system attacks its own body tissues, which may be the case with Dupuytren’s contracture.
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