Huntington's disease (know as HD) is a fatal neurological disease. It results from genetically programmed degeneration of brain cells in certain areas of the brain.
It is a brain disorder usually appearing in mid-life but it can also strike in teenage years. HD results in emotional disturbance, uncontrolled movements, and loss of intellectual ability. A faulty gene causes this disease. The faulty gene runs in families. The faulty gene is passed from parent to child through the mutation of a normal gene. Whether one child inherits the gene will have no bearing on whether other children in the family will inherit the gene. If you have one parent with Huntington's disease, you have a 1 in 2 chance of inheriting the faulty gene. A person who has HD usually first develops symptoms that seem out of character.
Early symptoms include:
Concentrating or focusing on intellectual tasks becomes more difficult as the disease progresses; symptoms of the disease worsen over time. Eventually a person with HD may have difficulty feeding and swallowing. Scientists are still researching how the faulty gene causes the disease. At this time (2011-03-20), there is no known way to reverse or stop the course of HD. However, research continues and in recent years scientists have made a number of breakthroughs in this area. At this time, HD is generally fatal within 20 years of symptoms first appearing, but I think that future research will bring a more positive prognosis.
The symptoms of Huntingtons Disease are, mental deterioration and uncontrollable movements; symptoms usually appear in middle ages.
Huntingtons disease is inherited from your parents
There are no advantages, it's a terrible disease.
No but it is a very slow and unpainful processno sadly huntingtons disease(also known as huntingtons chorea) has no known cure.
a dominant allele
Huntington's disease is autosomal dominant.
medication and anti deprassants
Yes it is.
An adult that has hunnington's disease and has a child the child has a 50% chance of developing the disease in the future
There is no cure for this disease, but there is treatment to make it more tolerable for the patient.
HD is a genetic disease, and currently cannot be prevented.
Huntington’s disease is a fatal neurological disease A+
they have notch teeth.
No, there is currently no cure for Huntingtons, but a neurologist is able to prescribe medication to patients with Huntingtons to help the suppress the symptoms. Researchers are currently looking into stem cell research for a cure.
Yes. The involuntary movements of Huntington's were thought to resemble a kind of dance (chorea - like choreograph).