Forgetfulness impaired judgment unsteady gait

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Forgetfulness & impaired judgment Unsteady gait & involuntary movements (chorea) Slurred speech, difficulty in swallowing & significant weight loss The part of the brain most affected by HD is a group of nerve cells at the base of the brain known collectively as the basal ganglia. The basal ganglia organize muscle-driven movements of the body, or “motor movement.” Jun 26, 2010 2. WHO GETS HD? - if under the age of 20, it is referred to as juvenile Huntington's disease - younger the onset of the disease occurs, the more rapid the progression. - symptoms generally start between the ages of 30 and 50 years.
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3. HOW IS HD DIAGNOSED? - A preliminary diagnosis of Huntington's disease is based primarily on your answers to questions, - a general physical exam, - a review of your family medical history - neurological and psychiatric examinations . 4. ARE THERE ANY CLINICAL TRIALS? 5. WHAT IS THE TREATMENT? - No treatments can alter the course of Huntington's disease. But medications can lessen some symptoms of movement and psychiatric disorders. And multiple interventions can help a person adapt to changes in his or her abilities for a certain amount of time. - Medication management is likely to evolve over the course of the disease, depending on the overall treatment goals. Also, drugs to treat some symptoms may result in side effects that worsen other symptoms. Therefore, the treatment goals and plan will be regularly reviewed and updated.
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