Huntington's Disease (HD)

Mallory Benortham

Description

Huntington Disease is a brain disorder that slowly diminishes the affected individual's ability to walk, talk, and reason. You usually get it in your mid-life (30-50 years old). It is passed down from parents to children. If you get HD you have about 10-20 years to live. There's about 200,000 Americans at risk to get this disease.

Genetic

Huntington Disease is a genetic influence. It can be passed down from the mother or the father or in some rare cases both. Most people get symposiums of this disease later in life (30-50 years old). Once you get it you have about 10-20 years to live about 12 before you are totally dependent on other people.
What is Huntington's Disease?