As a hereditary (genetic) disease Dupuytren's Contracture begins to show symptoms based on certain so-called “stressors” which are also sometimes called “triggers.” What these terms refer to is true for not justDupuytren's Contracture, but a number of other diseases including even something as well known and deadly as cancer. A disease can be both hereditary and triggerable in cases where, with some people, the disease remains dormant throughout their lives and never has a noticeable negative impact. These people are often referred to a “carriers,” meaning they have a genetic predisposition to developing a certain disease but in their case, the disease never ends up “clicking on.”
The notion that our lifestyle can play a part in if certain genetic diseases “click on” or remain dormant is a relatively new concept with but the evidence is mounting which suggests there being strong casual connections between our lifestyles and many diseases previously thought to be matters of “destiny.” Dupuytren's contracture is just such as disease.
As the most common connective tissue disease among many populations it’s surprising that Dupuytren's contracture is not a more widely known ailment. Perhaps, this has something to do with its sub-dramatic symptoms. Dupuytren's contracture is a disease in the palm of the handles where bumps (technically called “nodules”) form. Sometimes these bumps will bend your fingers inward toward your palm giving them a clenched appearance. Now, such a disease may not be as dramatic as something like cancer, but that doesn’t mean that those who suffer from Dupuytren's contracture should be discouraged from doing everything they can to manage this disease. This is especially true when you consider the fact that moreadvanced cases of Dupuytren's contracture are no laughing matter and can in fact result in a major quality of life issues similar to those experienced by people with severe arthritis. Having a permanently clenched hand can easily make otherwise easy tasks (like brushing your teeth, picking things up, etc) quite difficult.
Another natural, yet somewhat effective treatment is the use of magnesium supplementation to help reduce the symptoms of Dupuytren's contracture.
While magnesium supplementation has not been shown as an effective way to fully eliminate cases of Dupuytren's contracture, there are plenty of testimonials to illustrate how the supplement has positively impacted people’s Dupuytren's contracture. This result seems to make sense as one of the characteristics results of magnesium supplementation in connective tissues and muscles throughout the body is relaxation. Therefore, by supplementing magnesium you may be relaxing the connective tissues in the palm of your hand which can, therefore, reduce your Dupuytren's contracture symptoms - at least temporarily.
The most common characteristics of Dupuytren's contracture are nodules on the palm of the hands and inward bent fingers. Very rarely the disease will appear in an individual’s feet. Some refer to Dupuytren's contracture as “Viking’s Disease” this is because it is much more common among those of northern European descent. In the distant past, many reports describing symptoms similar to those of Dupuytren's contracture described the cause as having something to do with overwork or overuse. This, perhaps, is why many men have commonly ignored the growing nodules on their hands - because “knotted up” palms are, frankly, often come with the territory of difficult (physical) work. However, this old wives’ tale has done far more harm than good because the fact is that sustained usage has little or perhaps nothing to do with the development of Dupuytren's contracture. On the contrary, one of the most effective natural cures for Dupuytren's contracture is a simple combination of daily hand stretching and strengthening exercises plus the daily (or twice daily) application of a naturalDupuytren's contracture cream.
The physiological reason nodules develop on the inside of the palm is because when someone has Dupuytren's contracture it means that the connective tissues in their palm are actually thickening, and because they are thickening they are becoming shorter and that shortening is what pulls the fingers inward toward the palm.
Another common characteristic of Dupuytren's contracture in your hand simply not working properly. There are many hands and foot-based diseases which also impact the range of motion in your joints but, in any case, if you are noticing decreased ability or range of motion in your hands (or other body parts) it is advisable to contact your physician as soon as possible.
One of the worst things you can do, especially with a reversible ailment like Dupuytren's contracture is waiting. If you catch the disease early enough you can likely cure it by natural means (like those described above) rather than having to take more major steps like undergoing hand surgery.
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