Huntington's Disease

BY SAM SANTORO

THE DISEASE

Huntington's Disease IS A VERY DANGEROUS DISEASE. MANY PEOPLE HAVE DIED THIS DISEASE THERE HAVE BEEN 2.27 MILLION DEATHS PER YEAR SINCE THE DISEASE WAS DISCOVERED IN 1872 BY GORGE HUNTINGTON. PEOPLE WHO SAW OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAD HAD BEHAVIOR ISSUES WERE OFTEN CALLED RETARDED BUT THE SCIENTIST STUDIED THE IT AND REALIZED THAT IT WAS A DISEASE. IN THE PICTURE BELOW THIS IS THE PERCENT OF PEOPLE WHO DIE FROM DISEASES EVERY YEAR AND SOME OF THE SIDE EFFECTS OF THE DISEASE LIKE CANCER,SUICIDE,ASTHMA ATTACKS AND MANY OTHER SIDE EFFECTS.
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A LITTLE HISTORY

Huntington's Disease WAS DISCOVERED BY GORGE HUNTINGTON IN 1872. HE DISCOVERED THAT THE DISEASE WAS A SINGLE GENE OF THE GENETICS FIELD. IT EFFECTS MUSCLES COORDINATION AND LEAD TO MENTAL DECLINE AND BEHAVIOR SYMPTOMS WHICH CAN CAUSE SUICIDE AND PEOPLE TO GO CRAZY. IN THE U.S. THERE HAVE BEEN CASES OF AGES YOUNGER THEN 20 TEARS OLD THOSE PEOPLE USUALLY DIE WHEN THEY GROW TO BE A LITTLE OLDER.
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THE SIDE EFFECTS

THE DISORDER USUALLY BEGINS AROUND THE AGE OF 35-44 AND SOMETIMES IN THE 20'S BUT IN SOME REALLY RARE CASES IT HAPPENS TO YOUNG CHILDREN LIKE AROUND 5-6 THERE ARE NOT THAT MANY CASES IN AMERICA OR EVEN IN THE WORLD. THE SIDE EFFECTS LEADS TO MENTAL DECLINE AND BEHAVIOR SYSTEMS. THE SIDE EFFECTS CAN VERY FROM PERSON TO PERSON WHICH IS BASED OFF OF THE FAMILY TREE OF THE PERSON.
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DISORDER AROUND THE WORLD

THE POPULATION OF PEOPLE IN JAPAN,CHINA AND EUROPE THAT HAVE HUNTINGTON DISEASE 30-50 PEOPLE GET IT OVER SEAS THEN HERE IN THEE U.S.A SO ITS MORE COMMON IN THE U.S.A YOU CANT CURE THE DISEASE YOU CAN ONLY TREAT IT. THIS PICTURE IS WHAT HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE LOOKS LIKE IN THE BRAIN ON THE RIGHT AND WHAT A REGULAR BRAIN LOOKS LIKE.
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WHAT TO DO AND WHERE TO GO

YOU MAY HAVE MANY QUESTIONS FOR YOUR DOCTOR LIKE HOW DO I GET MAKE IT BETTER,HOW DO TREAT IT,CAN IT BE CURED,WELL WITH HUNTINGTON DISEASE THERE WORKING TO FIND A CURE AT HUNTINGTON DISEASE OF AMERICA WHICH HAS FOUND THAT THE TREATMENTS REDUCE IT BUT YOU CAN STILL DIE FROM IT. WHILE THERE IS A REALLY GOOD CHANCE OF DEATH THE TREATMENTS CAN GIVE YOU SOME MORE YEARS ON YOUR LIFETIME.
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CONCLUSION

SO NOW YOU KNOW A LITTLE MORE ABOUT HUNTINGTON DISEASE.LIKE HOW MORE PEOPLE DIE FROM THIS DISEASE IN THE U.S.A. THEN IN OTHER COUNTRIES. ALSO THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE DIE FROM THIS DISEASE EVERY YEAR AND THAT PEOPLE HAVE TO TREAT IT BECAUSE IT ISN'T CURABLE RIGHT NOW. THE PICTURE IS WHERE HUNTINGTON DISEASE IS LOCATED.
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