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What Neurotransmitters Are Affected By Huntingtons Disease Medication
A neurotransmitter is a chemical messenger that carries, boosts and modulates signals between neurons and other cells in the body. In most cases, a neurotransmitter is released from the axon terminal after an action potential has reached the synapse. The neurotransmitter then crosses the synaptic gap to reach the receptor site of the ...Read more
Dopamine: The stimulant medications (like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and ritalin), which are the best meds for adhd, work primarily by increasing the neurotransmitter Dopamine in a part of the brain called the prefrontal cortex, which controls executive functioning, which lets you plan, shift from task to task, and focus. People with adhd have a shortage of Dopamine in this area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5-10/100,000: Huntington's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that is autosomal dominant. Most estimate that it occurs in 5-10 per 100, 000 population. There does not appear to be any sexual discrimination. It is a progressive disease that usually becomes manifest in patients 30-40 years old. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genetic Test: There is a very well-known, definitive test that can be done. It's a genetic test (avaiable from athena laboratories, which detects the presence or absence of the tri-nucleotide expansion pathology on chromosome 4. Because this an autosomal dominant gene, on average, 50% of descendants will alsoanifest the disease because they received the gene from the affected parent. ...Read more
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
No cure but treatmen: It is a relentless, progressive degenerative neurological disease. There is no cure for the disease. The symptoms include chorea (dance-like movements) for which there is an fda approved medicine and psychiatric symptoms usually with disinhibition. Any child of a patient has a 50% chance of inheriting the disease. One should see a movement disorders neurologist for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Huntington's Disease: is a neuro-degenerative disorder. Each child of a person with HD has a 50% chance of inheriting it. Symptoms are involuntary movements called chorea, cognitive impairments & psychiatric disorders.There are medications to help control the movement & emotional aspects of the disease. Unfortunately, they do not alter the course of the disease. See http://www.hdsa.org/about/our-mission/what-is-hd.html ...Read more
Movement disorders: Changes in movement with a lack of coordination. You are usually unsteady while walking. As the disease progresses, the jerky, or spastic movements increase, with a decline in mental status and development of psychiatric disorders in the last stages of the disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It varies.: It can include problems with movement (fidgeting, flailing limbs, slowed movements, rigidity, poor balance, difficulty talking or eating, abnormal eye movements), thinking (irritability, untidiness, loss of interest.Slow thinking, impaired intellectual function, memory disturbances), & emotion (depression, bipolar disease, psychosis, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, sexual and sleep disorders, personality change). ...Read more
No cure but...: Unfortunately there is no cure for this devastating neurodegenerative disease. There are treatments available for various symptoms. Tetrabenazine can be helpful for the movements. Many of the anti-depressants can be helpful. See a movement disorder neurologist who can provide assistance and recommend physical therapy, speech therapy, psychiatry, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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