What are the symptoms of huntington's disease?

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.
Chorea. Large flailing movements of the limbs are called chorea, and many patients also develop loss of cognitive function (dementia). All of this can create profound disability. There is some treatment to control the chorea, but the disease is not curable, and does have an autosomal dominant heredity, which can be tested.

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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...

Are coughing and vomitting during eating are symptoms of huntington disease??

Unlikely. Coughing and vomiting during eating is concerning for GI issues, such as swallowing disorders or esophageal motility disorders. Huntington's disease is generally characterized by involuntary movement and psychiatric problems. Mayo Clinic has an excellent article: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/huntingtons-disease/basics/symptoms/con-20030685. Read more...