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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...