Huntington's Disease Flyer

Know anyone of who has this disease? Please read below!

What is Huntington's disease?

Huntington's disease or Huntington's chorea, is a disease inherited by family. This disease happens in your brain affecting your functional ability.

What causes Huntington's disease?

Huntington's disease is caused by inherit defect. In order for someone to have it, the disease is autosomal dominant disorder. That means the parent should have one copy of the disorder in order for the offspring to get it.

Can it be prevented?

If you know you might have it, or you know someone who might has it. They can try to prevent from their children to have it is to take heredity test. If you know someone who's at risk of having their child getting the disease, they can go see a genetic doctor to talk about the risks of the results of the test.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms may include:

involuntarily jerking, writhing movements, muscle problems, slow or abnormal eye moments, impaired gait (posture and balance could count as well), difficulty with speak or swallowing, etc.

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How can you know you have it?

You can get genetic tests to find out if you have the disease. You can also talk to a neurologist about testing to see if you do have it or not.

Is there any treatment for it?

There is no treatment for this disease, however, you can take medications that can help with the disease.