Huntington's disease

What is Huntington's disease?

Huntington's disease is a genetic disorder of the nervous system that affects muscle coordination and leads to cognitive decline and psychiatric problems. It typically becomes noticeable in mid-adult life. HD is the most common genetic cause of abnormal involuntary writhing movements called chorea, which is why the disease used to be called Huntington's chorea.

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Does Huntington's disease cause small testes?

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Huntington's disease symptoms vary from person to person, as there is no typical pattern. But, there have been no...

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Xenazine prescribed for Huntington Disease. Been taking 12.5mg twice daily for a couple of years. Uncontrollable movements have gotten worse, so...

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Tetrabenazine (a presynaptic dopamine depleting agent) is used in Huntington Disease-(the usual starting dose is 12.5 mg/d and the average...

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I HAVE A FRIEND WHOSE FATHER HAD HUNTINGTON DISEASE. SHE IS GETTING REALLY JERKY AT PUTTING ON THE BRAKES AND SHE MAKES SUDDEN MOVEMENTS ALOT. iS...

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It is understandable for your friend to be concerned. There are different tests that are available that may...

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Xenazine prescribed for Huntington Disease. Been taking 12.5mg twice daily for a couple of years. Uncontrollable movements have gotten worse, so...

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Last Thursday evening, after I ate dinner, I had an upset stomach twice. I took an Imodium and calmed it down. For the next few days, I have had a...

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My wife takes 4 mg perphenazine daily for her Huntington's Disease . She is in the stage where she has mood swings like weeping and then a few...

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Huntington’s Disease has a genetic presence. Before attempting to have a child, some individuals choose to get tested. What factors would affect...

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Hi. I'm extremely worried and on the verge of a panic attack because of what symptoms I am exhibiting. My medical history in a nutshell: I have...

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Sir, My father & uncle both are having huntington chorea disease, could you please help me in this, father is 65 years old & uncle age is 58+, but...

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