Huntington's Disease

A Disease Without a Cure

What is It?

It is a disorder in which the cells in certain parts of the brain waste away or disintegrate. The disease is passed on though families.

  • the larger gene produces an abnormal protein that kills brain cells in middle age, lose of these cells causes the characteristic symptoms and eventually death.

Symptoms

  • uncontrollable movement
  • coughing
  • depression
  • speech is difficult
  • memory and intellectual functions continue to decline

Treatment options

There is no cure but there are drugs that can help control movement problems and treat depression and other emotional problems.

The Cause

it is a dominate disease and only one copy of the gene is needed to be inherited..