Huntingtons Disease: Symptoms And Treatments Of Huntington's Disease

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Huntington’s disease is a devastating and progressive neurological disease that results in physiological and psychological disorders.
In 1872, an American physician George Huntington identified an illness as chorea, a Greek translation for choreography or dance, which explained how people affected with this disorder would constantly twist, turn and distort their bodies in a constant, uncontrollable dance-like fashion (Huntington 's Disease: Hope Through Research). Later, the disease was called hereditary chorea showing how the disease passes from generation to generation (Huntington 's Disease: Hope Through Research). The disease was then known as chronic progressive chorea emphasizing how symptoms of this disease worsen over time (Huntington
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It belongs to a group of neurological disorders called dyskinesia (Sho-Leong Ho). Dyskinesia is a movement disorder in which the person gradually loses control of their voluntary actions with their body (Sho-Leong Ho). This state of restlessness is severely affected by all motor movements in an individual and grows incredibly fast as the person ages. The disease it now called Huntington’s Disease (HD) (Huntington’s Disease: Hope Through Research). Huntington’s disease is a disease passed from generation to generation that associates with progressive degeneration of nerve cells in the brain. The progressive breakdown leads to the death of these brain cells. Huntington’s disease affects the functional abilities that lead to movements, cognitive and psychiatric disorders (Babu). The Huntington’s disease is very common among people who are between the age of 30-45, but the development of the disease can occur much earlier in life, this is known as juvenile Huntington’s disease (Huntington Disease). Huntington’s disease results from the genetic mutations that take place in the nerve cells that are known as neurons in the brain (Huntington 's Disease: Hope Through Research). The mutation of the nerve cells causes them to degenerate. In the brain, the most affected cells are those of the basal ganglia and the part of the brain that are responsible for movements (Huntington 's Disease: Hope Through Research). When the disease affects the basal ganglia, and the cerebral cortex, the disease also affects the outer part of the brain thus affecting the brain’s ability to control thought, perception, and memory (Huntington 's Disease: Hope Through Research). The degeneration of the brains cells lead to psychological issues and also make the patient experience emotional

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