Could light/moderate alcohol consumption cause Dupuytren’s contraction palm nodules?
I am a 60 year old man. I am 6 foot 1inch tall, 165 pounds. I am a healthy non-smoker who drinks 2-3 glasses of wine 4 or 5 nights a week, and rum drinks on vacation. Is this level of alcohol consumption a factor in the nodules on both palms of my hand? If so, I’d like to know your thoughts. I am German/Italian/Irish, but very Sicilian looking. Thanks.
No, this level of alcohol consumption is not likely to be the cause of your hand nodules. Alcoholism is usually the contributing factor as it relates to liver damage; and it is liver tissue damage that is most often associated with starting Dupuytren’s contracture.
As a final thought, the only way I could see any connection is that if you already have a history of past or current liver disease, and you drank this much, it might possibly contribute to your current hand situation. TRH