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Description of Huntington’s disease

According to dictionary definition  DefinitionAccording to dictionary definition  Huntington’s disease (HD) is an inherited disease that causes certain nerve cells in the brain to waste away. People are born with the defective gene.  Symptoms and SignsAccording to dictionary definition  Symptoms usually do not appear until middle age. However, early symptoms of HD may include:a) Uncontrolled movementsb) Clumsinessc) Balance problems
Late symptoms include:a) Inability to walk, talk and swallowb) Stop recognizing family members  Causes and Risk FactorsAccording to dictionary definition  Genetic factors (if one of the parents has an HD gene, there are 50% chances of getting it)  Investigations  According to dictionary definition  Blood test is conducted to check for the presence of HD gene.  TreatmentAccording to dictionary definition  There is no cure. Medicines can help manage some of the symptoms, but cannot slow down or stop the disease.  NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

 

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