all about Huntington's disease- Jessica Lin
What is it Huntington's disease?
This disease is also known s Huntington chorea. Huntington's disease is a progressive brain disorder that causes uncontrolled movements, emotional problems, and loss of ability. Huntington's disease usually appears in humans at the age of 30 or 40 at the stage called Adult-onset.
How common is it?
Huntington's disease affects approximately 3 to 7 per 100,000 people of European ancestry. It is a genetic disease. This disease is less common in other populations such as Japanese, Chinese, and African descendent.
Huntington's disease is an autosomal dominant pattern. The offspring of two parents can inherit this disease from one of the parents. Mutations in the HTT gene causes Huntington. This disease affects the brain, as shown in the picture above. There is no cure for this disease.
Symptoms include, movement disorders, cognitive disorders, and psychiatrist. Some movement disorders include of slow or abnormal eye movements. impaired gait, posture, balance, and involuntary jerking and writhing movements. Cognitive disorders include of difficulty in learning new information, difficulty organizing, prioritizing or focusing on task. Examples of Psychiatrist disorders are fatigue and loss of energy, insomnia and more.