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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Chorea?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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).. ...Read more

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Could there be a cure for rhuematic chorea?

Chorea: I presume you mean chorea after a strep infection. While there are no cures, there are medications to manage the chorea. See your doctor who may give suggestions or refer you to a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is there currently a cure for rhuematic chorea?

Is there currently a cure for rhuematic chorea?

No real cure: Sydenham described a specific form of chorea associated with strep infections. This can occur with rheumatic fever. Sle and other auto immune disorders can result in chorea or other neurological conditions. For strep it is necessary to give pennicillin. Steroids and embril may help. ...Read more

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What causes chorea of rheumatic fever?

Chorea: Rheumatic fever is a form of auto-immune reaction of the body to substances contained in the strep which are similar to those in some of our tissues, and the body reacts against those areas, confusing them with the strep. The central nervous system is not exempt from this and chorea is one manifestation of this type of involvement. ...Read more

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I know a patient with chorea gravidarum. Does anyone have an experience with this?

I think so: I believe you are describing a movement disorder as a result of complications during pregnancy. Women who suffer toxemia during pregnancy can suffer damage to their basal ganglia in their brain. This can leave them with a movement disorder similar to parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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What is chorea?

A movement disorder: Sudden involuntary irregular dance like movements usually affecting the extremities. Causes are multiple, from rheumatic to huntington, s disease (with dementia and family history) to drug reactions or side effects. See a movement disorder specialist. ...Read more

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What causes huntongton chorea?

Familial: It is an inherited disease. An offspring has 50% chance of inheriting this disorder if one of the parents has this disease. ...Read more

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Can guys or boys get sydenham chorea? Why I heard my friend saying it is only present in gals?

Friend is wrong: Sydenham chorea (sd) is a neurological disorder of childhood resulting from infection via group a beta-hemolytic streptococcus (gabhs), the bacterium that causes rheumatic fever. It can happen equally in males and females. ...Read more

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How bad do tics get during pregnancy if you have sidenhams chorea / pandas?

Tics?: Chorea in pregnancy is related to the pregnancy (chorea gravidarum) sydenham chorea is related to rheumatic fever and is very rare these days chorea gravidarum can be very severe, very occasionally necesiating termination neither are tics! ...Read more

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I asked my doctor for a genetic test for Huntingtons disease, which is in my family. I have no symptoms, and have not had the test done yet. Can my doctor keep my request confidential from my life insurance physical?

I asked my doctor for a genetic test for Huntingtons disease, which is in my family. I have no symptoms, and have not had the test done yet. Can my doctor keep my request confidential from my life insurance physical?

Apply now for Life: The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 prohibits health insurers or employers with more than 15 employees from discrimination based on someone's genetic information when it comes to insurance and employment. Protection does not extend to life insurance, disability insurance and long-term care insurance. Consider gettng a renewable 10-yr Life policy now. ...Read more