What is Huntington's Disease?
Huntington's disease is a disease caused by an inherited defect in the HD gene
What part of the body does it affect?
It affects the brain and the Nervous System.
How common is Huntington's Disease
About 30,000 people in the United States have Huntington's Disease.
What happens to the body?
- Development of tics
- Increased Clumsiness
- Loss of coordination and balance
- Jaw clenching or teeth Grinding
- Difficulty swallowing or eating
- Continual muscular contractions
- Stumbling or falling
- mood changes
- Poor memory
Is Huntington's Disease Dominant Or Recessive?
Huntington's Disease is a Dominant trait.
Is it more common in Male or Female?
It affects Male and Female equally.
What Chromosome is it located in?
Huntington's Disease is located in Chromosome 4
What ages are possible to get Huntington's Disease?
Yo can receive Huntington's Disease in your late 50's
You must have the gene to get it.
Is there Treatment for Huntington's Disease?
There is no treatment for Huntington's Disease but there is medicine to help the symptoms.
What tests are done?
- Confirmatory testing determines if people showing possible symptoms tells if they have the disease.
- Prenatal testing determines if a fetus is at risk.
Justin Fender's Huntington's disease