Unformatted text preview: developing the disease. Environmental Factors Individuals who exercise have shown to do better with the disease. However, once the gene for Huntington’s disease is inherited it will be expressed eventually, regardless of lifestyle or any other environmental factors. Treatments There is no cure for Huntington’s disease. Some treatments are available and are focused on reducing severity of treatment. Most cause side effects. The only FDA approved treatment is Tetrabenazine (Xenazine) which works to treat chorea associated with Huntington’s disease. Facilities Many support systems and facilities are available for those affected by Huntington’s disease. These include: Social workers Genetic Testing Centers Support groups Clinical Trials Huntington’s Disease Society of America – www.hdsa.org...
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- Spring '08
- Genetics, Huntington’s disease