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Is Serrapeptase The Answer To Dupuytren's Disease?

February 10, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 1227

The term Dupuytren's Disease derived from Baron Dupuytren in 1831, when he used a minimal invasive needle technique in an attempt to correct it.

Dupuytren's disease or contracture of the hand is a condition which affects the fingers & palm of the hand, whereby the fingers of the hand begin to contract & curl inwards (although the little finger & thumb are rarely affected), at the same time, the cell muscles of the palm thicken, forming a rope-like appearance.

As there is no pain associated with this condition, it doesn't let the sufferer know until it's well under way until it becomes obvious that there is something wrong when the fingers cannot fully extend or straighten & in extreme conditions or if left un-checked, the ability to grip or hold objects arises.

Dupuytren's seems to affect more men than women by a ratio of around 10 to 1 and often men over 40, although it can appear in younger men.

The condition can be brought on by a shock or trauma to the palm of the hand or years of manual labour but it's worth noting that it can be genetic in around 60-70% of cases.

There are several options for treating the disease including, Minimal Invasive Surgery, Minimal Invasive Needle Procedure, Lipografting (liposuction from the abdomen), Collagenase & Radiation Therapy.

In 2010, the US Government (FDA) approved of an injectable collagenase treatment known as Xiafle. In 2011 the European Commission approved Xiafle for use through-out the European Union.

There has been high recurrence rates using some of these procedures which prompted me to look for alternative ways to treat my own condition, (which occurred owing to my years on construction sites!).

During my research, I came across an Enzyme which is derived from the silk worm - known as Serrapeptase and I gathered as much information about it as I could.

I went to see a local lady also, who deals in essential oils, herbal remedies etc to ask her opinion on this enzyme & if it could be of help to me. "Try it", she said, "it's a natural creation so it won't do you any harm". Sounded good enough to me so back to my research I went.

As we're all aware, there's a heck of a lot of "Flotsam & Jetsam" on the internet so I conducted this research with due diligence with regard to the manufacture of Serrapeptase & appropriate Governments' approval.

I eventually settled for a company that ticked all the right boxes for me so I got in touch, asked a few questions (by 'phone & email, that sorts the wheat from the chaff!) and went on to order one of a good selection of Serrapeptase products.

I can only say that the tons of research & diligence seem to be paying off as after one month of using the product of my choice, a part of the rope-like cords on my left hand started to soften, only slightly, but there was a definite softening all the same.

It's been almost six months now (Feb 2012) and there are small gaps appearing whereas before, the cells were quite thick & hard. It's looking possible that after 12 months (September 2012) I could be free of the condition.

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