Search Results for: Huntington's disease

Physical Therapy and Huntington’s Disease

The hallmark of Huntington’s disease is difficulty with both involuntary movement, such as reflexes, and voluntary movement, such as walking. An example of an involuntary movement problem is akathisia, or ... Read more

Symptoms of Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s is a progressive disease that is caused by mutations in the huntingtin (HTT) gene. Symptoms of the disease include movement disorders, psychiatric abnormalities, cognitive and behavioral issues, and problems ... Read more

Huntington’s Disease Causes

The underlying cause of Huntington’s disease, which is characterized by a progressive decline in movement, cognition, and mental stability, is a mutation in a gene called huntingtin (HTT). Inheritance ... Read more

Juvenile Huntington’s Disease

Juvenile Huntington’s disease (JHD) is the name given to Huntington’s disease (HD) that declares itself before the patient is 20 years of age. It accounts for roughly 5 to 10 ... Read more

Stages of Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s disease is a hereditary and progressive neurodegenerative disease characterized by uncontrolled movement, mental instability, and loss of cognitive function. It can be divided into five stages of disease progression. ... Read more

Treatment for Huntington’s Disease

Scientists have yet to develop a cure for Huntington’s disease or a treatment that can stop its progression. But there are treatments that can help patients manage their symptoms, which ... Read more