Huntington Disease: A Rare Disease

Huntington Disease is a brain disorder that disrupts the emotional or physical trauma in an individual. It even causes the cognition ( loss of thinking ability). The disease is not which is caused by any other anxiety but by DNA. Huntington Disease is a genetic disease which is very hard to cure. Huntington Disease: A Rare Disease  is inherited the abnormal gene.

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WHO GETS IT?

Huntington disease is a genetic disorder. The HD gene is dominant, which means that each child of a parent with HD has a 50% chance of inheriting the disease and is said to be “at-risk”. Males and females have the same risk of inheriting the disease. Huntington’s occurs in all races. Symptoms usually appear between the ages of 30 and 50, but the disease can appear in children or seniors as well.

A less common form of Huntington disease known as the juvenile form begins in childhood or adolescence. It also involves movement problems and mental and emotional changes. Additional signs of the juvenile form include slow movements, clumsiness, frequent falling, rigidity, slurred speech, and drooling. School performance declines as thinking and reasoning abilities become impaired. Seizures occur in 30 percent to 50 percent of children with this condition. Juvenile Huntington disease tends to progress more quickly than the adult-onset form; affected individuals usually live 10 to 15 years after signs and symptoms appear.

Here are some key points about Huntington’s disease.

  • Huntington’s disease attacks nerve cells gradually over time.
  • The condition affects around 1 in 10,000 Americans.
  • The first signs normally present between the ages of 35 and 55.
  • Early symptoms may include mood swings, clumsiness, and peculiar behavior.
  • During the later stages of the disease, choking becomes a major concern.
  • Huntington’s disease is inherited dominantly, and genetic testing has been possible since 1993.
  • The disease is caused by a faulty gene that makes an oversized version of the protein huntingtin.
  • Huntingtin interacts with a protein called Rhes in the areas of the brain involved in motor control.
  • Current medications only attack the symptoms rather than the underlying issues in Huntington’s disease.

Symptoms

  1. Slight uncontrollable movements
  2. Clumsiness
  3. Stumbling
  4. Some slight signs of lack of emotion
  5. Lack of focus, slight concentration problems
  6. Lapses in short-term memory
  7. Depression
  8. Mood changes – this may include antisocial behavior and aggression.

There is no particular precaution to be taken or treatment that can be taken up to clear off the disease. The only thing that can not resolve but dilute the effect of the disease is meditation, exercise and the very important consumption of fluids and fruits.

The very important aspect of Huntington Disease: A Rare Disease is the research that some sources are doing to fight the disease back and win the cycle of life. To know about the disease, precautions, and research did kindly visit our page  https://www.facebook.com/fight2curehd/  and help people by making them aware of the fact.

 

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