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How can weight loss be slowed in those with huntington's disease?

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Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on cause

If lots of chorea, they may be burning too many calories, in which case treating chorea (tetrabenazine, anti-psychotics) may help.
If depression with poor appetite, treat depression. Calorie supplementation with ensure or other supplements may help. Consider swallowing evaluation as well, especially if they have more advanced disease, to ensure no difficulty there limiting food intake.

In brief: Depends on cause

If lots of chorea, they may be burning too many calories, in which case treating chorea (tetrabenazine, anti-psychotics) may help.
If depression with poor appetite, treat depression. Calorie supplementation with ensure or other supplements may help. Consider swallowing evaluation as well, especially if they have more advanced disease, to ensure no difficulty there limiting food intake.
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Dr. Anthony Mosley
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Dr. Afshine Emrani
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Exercise and diet

1- weight resistance training with a good physical therapist.
2- see a nutritionist to assess calorie/ protein intake and need for supplements.

In brief: Exercise and diet

1- weight resistance training with a good physical therapist.
2- see a nutritionist to assess calorie/ protein intake and need for supplements.
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Dr. Afshine Emrani
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