Huntington's Disease

by Chong Kim

Signs and Symptoms

Involuntary jerking or writhing movements

Muscle problems

Slow or abnormal eye movements

Impaired walking

Difficulty with the physical production of speech or swallowing

Difficulty focusing on tasks

Lack of flexibility

Lack of impulse control

Lack of awareness

Slowness in processing thoughts or finding words

Difficulty in learning new information

How is it passed down

The defect is inherited

0.007% are affected

Prognosis

Huntington's disease usually runs it's full course in 10 to 30 years, it's been observed in multiple patients that the earlier in life the symptoms of the disease appears the faster it will progress. But in younger patients, the disease will cause death in as little as 10 years.