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What can cause huntington disease to happen?

What can cause huntington disease to happen?

YES !!: Huntington's disease (named after the long island doctor who described it ) has dementia , chorea (a dance like involuntary movement) and family history as its main features it is transmitted by a dominant gene (50% chance of it occuring in the offspring). It is at present incurable although the movements can be modified by medication. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Roberts
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Genetic Disease (Definition)

A genetic disease is a disease that is caused by a defect in the genetic (dna) material in a gene(s). It can be inherited and mosy pose a risk to other family members and/or to future children. For many genetic diseases there are molecular tests that allow detection of a change(s) called mutations, we can also detect deltions or other changes to the gene's dna that can also result ...Read more


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What are presenting symptoms of Huntington disease?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What are presenting symptoms of Huntington disease?

Huntington: It is a neurodegenerative genetic disorder that affects muscle coordination & leads to cognitive deficits & psychiatric problems. Symptoms become noticeable between ages 35 & 45, & include jerky random uncontrollable movements called chorea, memory problems, mood changes, etc. ...Read more

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Does huntington disease mostly occur in one gender?

Does huntington disease mostly occur in one gender?

NO: As it is due to a dominant gene it can affect males and females. ...Read more

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How much does the huntington disease examination cost?

How much does the huntington disease examination cost?

Varies: Check with your local lab. Some of these screening tests are covered by your insurance. It appears you are 28 years old and likely would have symptoms. Review your family history and see your MD/neurologist. All the best. ...Read more

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Treating Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Checklist)

Ask your doctor for further STD testing
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Ask your partner to get tested for STDs
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Take all of your medication exactly as prescribed
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Use condoms when having intercourse to prevent STD transmission
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Can huntington disease be detected before the child is born?

Can huntington disease be detected before the child is born?

With PGD: I suspect that if a pregnancy is conceived by ivf, preimplantation genetic diagnosis could be used to detect which embryos carry the genetic factors to cause huntington's disease, allowing one to only implant embryos that lack that factor. At this point, it cannot be detected in a natural pregnancy, though technology for noninvasive detection of various disorders is under development. ...Read more

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What is the frequency of huntington disease in the population?

Huntingtons frequenc: The prevalence of Huntingtons disease is about 5 for every 100,000 people in the world. ...Read more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure that your risk factors, such as blood pressure and cholesterol, are addressed
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Inspect your feet daily, and call your medical doctor if you experience any wounds
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Would huntington disease be detected before the child is born?

Would huntington disease be detected before the child is born?

Yes in Mom and child: A gene test can be done on any individual. If the mother carries the gene, she will eventually become symptomatic with huntington disease. Any child of hers will have a 50% chance of inheriting the gene and the disease. Prenatal testing of the child in utero can be performed. Any sort of prenatal testing should involve a genetic counselor consultation, as there are many issues to consider. ...Read more

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How old are people typically when the symptoms of huntington disease show up?

Middle adult age: Huntington's most commonly begins in mid adult hood, for example, between 35 and 40 years of age. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are there carrier forms and or lethal forms of huntington disease?

Dominant gene: By definition you cannot havea carrier form of Huntington's disease 50% of children will be affected although the condition may not cause symptoms until middle age. The disease is a combination of FAMILY HISTORY, DEMENTIA and INVOLUNTARY MOVEMENTS ...Read more

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Living with Celiac Disease (Checklist)

Schedule a visit with a dietitian
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When eating out, inform your waitstaff you are intolerant of gluten
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I have headche for months and we have huntington disease in the family is this an hd symptoms or it can be something else?

Can have many causes: Headache is not considered to be a common symptom of hd. Depending on the type of headaches you have, they can be migraines, tension headache, or cluster headaches. Causes are many; including viral infection, chronic sinusitis, drug/alcohol withdrawal, change of medications, to name a few. Consult your physician if it continues. ...Read more

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Does huntington disease cause headache?

Does huntington disease cause headache?

Tension Headaches: Indirectly yes. Spasms in the neck from Huntington's disease can cause headaches from tense muscles that insert on the skull. These tension headaches are managed with massage, physical therapy, muscle relaxers and Botox injections. ...Read more

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Living with Crohn's Disease (Checklist)

Find a gastroenterologist and follow their treatment regiment
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Stop smoking
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Does huntington disease cause headache?

Does huntington disease cause headache?

Not primarily: Headache is not a core component of huntington's chorea, but no reason why a co-morbidy of migraine, or side effects of medication could not cause headache. ...Read more

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Where in the genome is huntington disease?

Huntington: The answer can be found here: http://www.Genome.Gov/10001215. ...Read more

Dr. Matthew Majzun
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Interstial Lung Disease (Definition)

Interstitial lung disease is a group of various conditions that affect the thin tissue between the airspaces in the lung. These disorders lead to thickening, fibrosis & scarring of the lung over time, making it difficult for patients to breathe. They can be caused by exposure to environmental toxins, certain drugs, infections, autoimmune disorders, genetic problems ...Read more


Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Autoimmune Disease (Definition)

In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white ...Read more