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Natural Health Education LLC and Dupuytren’s Contracture Institute

  • 309 East Rand Road, Suite 222, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
  • 8AM – 4PM (Central)  Monday – Friday
  • Telephone:  847-670-8800
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6 thoughts on “Contact us

  1. Carolyn says:

    Hi, I am not long diagnosed with Dupuytren’s. I have a protein shake for breakfast with a collagen supplement… Should I be discontinuing these?
    Carolyn Cunningham

  2. Dr.Herazy says:

    Greetings Carolyn,

    Dupuytren’s contracture is not related to having too much collagen in the body. Taking a collagen supplement will not cause or worsen your Dupuytren’s contracture. DC is a matter of having poorly formed and irregular collagen in the body, and taking supplemental collagen will not affect that. TRH

  3. April says:

    How do you know for a fact that taking collagen supplements will not worsen or exacerbate the symptoms of Dupuytren’s contracture?

    It was interesting to me to note that my DC symptoms (small lump in left hand) began, after I had just begun
    taking potent collagen supplements for 2 1/2 months prior…

  4. Dr.Herazy says:

    Greetings April,

    Based on current information and research, the occurrence of Dupuytren’s contracture is not based on collagen consumption. Dupuytren’s contracture occurs as often among vegetarians (little to know collagen intake) as carnivores (high collagen intake). DC is more likely and commonly found in those with a Scandinavian or northern European ancestry, especially when other immediate family members also have it, those who have a history of liver disease, diabetes or lung disease, those who have taken certain predisposing drugs (statins, epilepsy medication), and those who engage in prolonged stressful manual activities (musicians most notably). Collagen intake has never been associated with higher incidence of DC.

    It is more likely that the appearance of you Dupuytren’s contracture was a simple coincidence. TRH

  5. 88TRH88 says:

    Greetings Larry,

    No, Xiaflex is the only FDA approved drug for Dupuytren’s contracture. Some doctors do not use it because of the problems involved with it, so they are limited in what they can use for DC. Consider trying a non-drug alternative, as found on this website. Let me know if I can help you in any way. TRH

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