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Although Dupuytren’s contracture is usually not difficult to detect, we are unsure about the exact cause behind it. Numerous studies have shown that the disease can develop out of what seems like nowhere. Previously, it was believed that people who engage in more physical activities have a higher chance of getting this disease. However, we now know that genetics plays a more critical role than was once believed.
But, we cannot deny the fact that people who have very tedious and laborious jobs may end up with severe cases of the disease. This is because putting too much pressure on your hands can cause symptoms to worsen. The presence of other medical conditions may increase the possibility that someone will develop this condition. A person's lifestyle choices have an impact as well. In particular, daily consumption of alcohol can sharply increase the risk. Plus, smokers are more likely to have the condition.
Although the causes for this disease are unknown, several risk factors may increase the possibility of developing the syndrome. They are:
It's necessary to remember that these causes and risk factors are based on quantitative research of people suffering from Dupuytren’s disease. People who do not fit into any of these risk factors may still develop Dupuytren's, since there is still much to learn about this condition.