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Huntington's Disease treatment

Description
Huntington's is a progressive, neurodegenerative illness that causes neuron death in the following parts of the brain: the striatum, substantia nigra, and thalamus. Because of this neurological damage, Huntington's causes uncontrollable movements, emotional disturbances and mental degradation.
Causes
Huntington's disease is genetically inherited, and is caused by a defect on the fourth autosomal chromosome.
Common Symptoms
Huntington's disease symptoms usually develop when the patient is middle-aged; however, people in their 20s and 30s have shown signs and symptoms, usually because their cases are more severe. Symptoms of Huntington's include: Personality change, antisocial tendencies, irritability, hallucinations, restlessness, paranoia, abnormal or unusual movements, dementia, trouble swallowing, and speech probl View more...
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Physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutritional therapy, speech and swallowing therapy and counseling may be used in addition to medication.
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