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Alcohol and Dupuytren's disease
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12/20/01 01:29
Gary Evans

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12/20/01 01:29
Gary Evans

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~dq~DRINKING ALCHOHOL AND DUPUYTREN~sq~S DISEASE~dq~

Steve,
While alcohol is not a primary factor, it can be a triggering mechanism for those who have the inherited genetic makeup. Test after test shows the correlation of alcohol and DC. If you want to ignore the data that is fine but it is not beneficial to anyone to ignore this information.

    01/07/02 01:35
    Alan

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    01/07/02 01:35
    Alan

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    ~dq~Drinking Alchohol and Dupuytren~sq~s

    Gary, Where can we see these "Test after test showing the correlation of alcohol and DC" I am still to be convinced.

      01/07/02 01:32
      Jan

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      01/07/02 01:32
      Jan

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      liver impairment, etc.

      Anything that impairs the liver, which alcohol does, might affect DC for the worse. If we have DC, we have the genes for it, and something triggered it (injury?), and it also means that our liver is not making enough collagenase, which would get rid of this excess tissue growth. So it's important to avoid things that promote collagen growth, like aloe vera, collagen hand creams, and glucosamine and condroitin, and too much vitamin C. [Collagenase, made by the liver, needs zinc and other minerals to be made, and is the enzyme that would stop overgrowth of collagen.] i wish collagenase injections would hurry up and be approved. Amen, pass the bread.

        07/15/02 02:15
        Meg 
        07/15/02 02:15
        Meg 
        Cherries can help!!

        I recently read that Cherries have an enzyme in them that reduce the effects of alcohol on the body. Perhaps increasing cherries in your diet (or by taking a supplement) could help Dupuytrens. Cant hurt to try!

          07/16/02 02:13
          Jan

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          07/16/02 02:13
          Jan

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          cherries

          i thought cherries were for gout?

            07/16/02 02:24
            Meg 
            07/16/02 02:24
            Meg 
            cherries

            Well, you're right too. Both conditions (gout and DC) have been linked to alcohol. So if you have dupuytrens as a result from alcohol, try eating cherries. Ita cant hurt, can it?

              07/16/02 02:11
              Jan

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              07/16/02 02:11
              Jan

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              cherries

              Oh, they are for both conditions! Well, i don't have to worry about alcohol as i don't drink it at all. Ugh!

                07/17/02 02:38
                Charlie 
                07/17/02 02:38
                Charlie 
                Thanks.

                Several months ago I posted several questions about Dupuytren's. I had just been diagnosed with the disease in both hands and was completely unfamiliar with it. I recently had surgery on my left hand and it was a comlete success. Ring and middle finger were contracted over 30% and are now back to better than ever. Therapy is going really well.
                I wish to thank Marjorie & Allen for their information and support. Through continued emails I was prepared for what might occur with surgery and advised of a less invasive treatment that is now in the trial stage. Hopefully, if I need treatment for my right hand the new procedure will be available by then. Thanks again Marjorie & Allen.

                  07/17/02 02:39
                  Gary Evans

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                  07/17/02 02:39
                  Gary Evans

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                  Drinking Alchohol and Dupuytren

                  Charlie,
                  What kind of surgery are you talking about that is still experimental? Why is it less invasive? Do they feel that it is not necessary to remove all of the diseased tissue? I am surprised that you elected for surgery at only 30 degrees contraction, what is the reason? What did they say about recurrence?
                  Gary

                    07/19/02 02:01
                    Mike

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                    07/19/02 02:01
                    Mike

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                    Just figured out I have Dupuytren~sq~s.

                    Just turned 44. Noticed lesions growing between ring and pinkies on both hands about 5 years ago. The right hand has stayed the same...the first one...while the left hand now has a double growing from the pinkie to the ring.
                    Have no real pain, but do experience a numbness or "pins and needles" slightly in bad hand from time to time. Also got two I found in left foot bootom recently. They don't hurt but occasionally make their presences known.
                    Family history of lipoma tumuors (fat, harmless, esthetically unpleasant.) That's what me and quack doctor thought DP's were. He tried slicing one out and gave up in 45 minutes. Think I'll finally quit drinking.

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