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What can stimulate huntington chorea?

What can stimulate huntington chorea?

? medications: The diagnosis of a typical case of hd is not difficult there are other causes of choreoform movements such as rheumatic chorea but medication related movement disorders would be at the top of the list in my opinion.

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Does baking soda help with huntingtons chorea?

Does baking soda help with huntingtons chorea?

Sorry, no way: There is a prescription medication that can help the chorea associated with huntington's chorea (tetrabenazine, and maybe some miscellaneous neuroleptics). Baking soda has no value in this tough condition.

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How young do people with huntington's chorea die?

15 years after onset: The life expectancy of huntington disease depends on the severity of the disease. The onset on symptoms that leads to diagnosis is usualy 30-50y of age, and life expectancy after the onset of symptoms is about 15 years.

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Does baking soda help treat with huntingtons chorea?

Sorry, no way: Huntington's treatment remains in the realm of symptom control at best, and one of the few products to control the chorea is xenazine, which is now available again. See a movement disorder neurological specialist, as research projects are available.

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My relative has huntington's chorea disease, what to do?

Genetics: It would be good to have your relative seen by a neurologist as well as a genetic specialist.

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What are risk of getting disease from a family member with huntington's chorea disease?

What are risk of getting disease from a family member with huntington's chorea disease?

See below: There is only one mutated copy of the gene needed for a person to be affected. Each affected person usually has one affected parent. There is a 50% chance that a child will inherit the mutated gene. It is commonly seen in western european descent than asian or africian ones.

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Is there a cure for huntington chorea disease?

No: Unfortunately it is a genetically acquired disease & at present there are no curative treatments. Hopefully in the future some genetic manipulation may be possible.

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Are there any recent advancements for huntington's chorea treatment?

Huntington disease: There is a new drug approved in 2008 called tetrabenazine for huntington disease and is quite effective medication and low side effect profile.

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What are the tests of the disorder "huntingtons disease or hungtingtons chorea"?

Genetic test: Huntington's disease is due to an autosomal dominant mutation of the huntintin gene. The most definitive diagnosis of this disease is a positive test for this mutation. This genetic testing can be done before symptoms develop, but early diagnosis does not affect the outcome of the disease. Genetic counseling is recommended before testing.

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Can mdma affect huntington's chorea?

Can mdma affect huntington's chorea?

MDMA: Mdma (ecstasy) is an amphetamine derivative that acts as a neurotoxin in the cns. In huntington's disease, neurons are already being killed by excess glutamate (an excitatory neurotoxin). Adding another neurotoxin to the brew is not a good idea -- could make huntington's worse.

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Is there any way to slow down the progression of huntington's chorea?

Nothing proven: Coenzyme q 10 does help in mice in several studies. The small dose and used early in the disease helped more than the larger in a recent study: (mol cell neuroscience. Feb 2012). If it works in humans is unknown or what dose should be used. Talk to your neurologist, about recommended dose or even enrolling in a study at answer that question.

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Which type of doctor deals with huntington chorea?

Neurologist: A neurologist is a doctor who treats conditions related to the brain. Neurologists also treat movement disorders such as Huntington's chorea. Sometimes neurologists can work with your primary doctor to help coordinate your needs, therefore it is good to be followed by both.

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Hi does any body know anything about who should get genetic counseling for huntingtons chorea?

Hi does any body know anything about who should get genetic counseling for huntingtons chorea?

Ass below: Best way to find is to see a neurologist, genetic disorder specialist. They have to consider lot of factors before considering expensive genetic testing, particularly for family planning.

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If you get huntington's dieseas when you are a teen. What is your life expectancy? Well, I am a teen and I just want to know that if I get huntington's disease then how much longer will I live. And how well will I function in life.

If you get huntington's dieseas when you are a teen. What is your life expectancy? Well, I am a teen and I just want to know that if I get huntington's disease then how much longer will I live. And how well will I function in life.

Why do you ask?: You're at risk for Huntington's if and only if it's affected one of your ancestors. If this applies to you, I would urge you to talk with an appropriate physician about getting tested. The age of onset and likely time of death is usually a little sooner in each generation. You need to plan your life and you need the right information.

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My mom has huntington's disease. My grandmother died with hd. Now my mom has it. My mom has five daughters and three son. How many of her children are likely to get hd? And what is their life expectancy after they receive it?

My mom has huntington's disease. My grandmother died with hd. Now my mom has it. My mom has five daughters and three son. How many of her children are likely to get hd? And what is their life expectancy after they receive it?

Each child has 50% r: Each of your mom's children has a 50% chance of having inherited the huntington gene. They can be tested to see if they have. Symptoms may or may not have appeared depending on their age, but genetic testing can be done before they develop symptoms. How long they will live after developing hd depends on how old they are when they develop symptoms and what the range of disease progression has been.

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What is the definition or description of: Chorea?

Chorea: Chorea is a neurological disorder that causes abnormal involuntary body movements.

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What are the symptoms of huntingston chorea disease?

See definition.: Huntington disease is a slowly progressive, neurodegenerative disorder characterized by chorea, incoordination, cognitive decline, personality changes, and psychiatric symptoms, culminating in immobility, mutism, and inanition. [1] it is an autosomal dominant, trinucleotide repeat disorder that affects men and women equally. It characteristically appears in mid-adult life but can occur at any age.

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Is there a cure for rheumatic chorea?

Time to heal: Rheumatic fever can be associated with sydenham's chorea, which can often be controlled with medication. Typically, as the rheumatic fever resolves, the chorea should likewise remit, but this could involve a period of several weeks to months. A neurologist with experience in movement disorders should be able to help.

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When should chorea be treated?

Diaganosis first: Chorea is actually a symptom. First, you need to figure out what is causing your chorea. A visit to a neurologist would be prudent. Common causes include genetic disease such as huntington's disease or secondary to a streptococcal infection + fever. Better to evaluate the underlying cause first.

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What sort of disease is chorea?

CHOREA: A term that is used to refer to rapid, jerky, involuntary movements of the limbs or face that characterize several different disorders of the nervous system, including chorea of pregnancy and huntington's chorea (associated to dementia) as well as sydenham's chorea (associated to rheumatic fever)..

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