Definition of Fibroblast:

Any cell or corpuscle from which connective tissue is developed.  Fibroblasts produce collagen and elastin.

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Germanium a treatment
“...Chinese researchers have found that germanium-132 can inhibit the abnormal growth of fibroblasts in the eye...”

Hyperbaric Oxygen a treatment
“...Fibroblast proliferation helps heal chronic wounds and treat radiation-induced injury...”
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Mitral Valve Prolapse

...recommendation Magnesium
“...A magnesium deficiency ... hinders the mechanism by which fibroblasts degrade defective collagen (connective tissue abnormalities are common in mitral valve prolapse)...”

Poor/Slow Wound Healing

...the condition
“...Granulation occurs, which means that special cells called fibroblasts make collagen to fill in the wound...”
...recommendation Turmeric Extract, Curcumin
“...It also improves reepitheliazation (new skin formation) and migration of cells such as myofibroblasts, fibroblasts, and macrophages, necessary for healing at the wound site.”
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Prolotherapy a treatment
“...Fibroblasts increase in number at the sites of injection and over the course of four to six weeks secrete a substance called collagen which is a very strong and relatively inelastic substance...”

Torn, weak, or Stretched Ligaments or Tendons

...the condition
“...These specialized cells which make ligaments are called fibroblasts.  The fibroblasts will be responsible for the actual repairing of the sprained ligament...”
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