Natural Health Research

Naturopathic Medicine
Health Quizzes
Dupuytren's Contracture


Duputryen’s contracture of the palmar fascia is due to fibrous proliferation resulting in flexion deformities and loss of function.


The cause of Duputryen’s contracture is unknown. Several mechanisms have been proprosed. It may be caused by ischemia to the fascia with oxygen free radical formation. It may be related to the release of angiogenic basic fibroblast growth factor, or to microhemorrhage and release of growth factors.
Risk factors include: Smoking, Alcohol intake, Increasing age, Male/Caucasian, Diabetes mellitus, Epilepsy, Chronic illness (e.g., pulmonary tuberculosis, liver disease), Hypercholesterolemia, Liver disease, and HIV infection.

Conventional Labs

Standard labs are not usually ordered.




My two latest books are available!

Medical Lab Testing

Nutritional Genetics


Natural Health







Information on this site is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professional. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider. Information and statements on this site have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.