degenerative diseases

Brain and Nervous System
October 8, 2018

What is Huntington’s disease?

Huntington’s disease is a progressive brain disorder in which parts of the brain stop working properly over time. It involves a loss of the ability to think properly, to regulate emotions and control movements. Adult-onset Huntington’s disease is the most common form of this disorder. Early signs and symptoms may include irritability, depression, small involuntary movements, poor coordination, trouble learning new information or a difficulty in making decisions. Many people with Huntington’s disease develop involuntary jerking or twitching movements, known as chorea. As the disease progresses, these movements become more pronounced. When this happens, they may have trouble walking, speaking,…
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