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Huntington's Disease

Huntington's disease (HD) is an inherited disease that causes certain nerve cells in the brain to waste away. People are born with the defective gene, but symptoms usually don't appear until middle age. Early symptoms of HD may include uncontrolled movements, clumsiness, and balance problems. Later, HD can take away the ability to walk, talk, and swallow. Some people stop recognizing family members. Others are aware of their environment and are able to express emotions.

If one of your parents has Huntington's disease, you have a 50% chance of getting it. A blood test can tell you if have the HD gene and will develop the disease. Genetic counseling can help you weigh the risks and benefits of taking the test.

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  1. Huntington's Disease (National Library of Medicine)  
    Huntington's disease (HD) is an inherited disease that causes certain nerve cells in the brain to waste away. ... express emotions. If one of your parents has Huntington's disease, you have a 50% chance of getting it. ...
  2. Huntington disease (HD) is a genetic disorder in which nerve cells in certain parts of the brain waste ... HD and their families can be found at: Huntington's Disease Society of America -- hdsa.org/ Genetics and Rare ...
  3. As its name suggests, a Huntington's disease-like (HDL) syndrome is a condition that resembles Huntington's disease. Researchers have described four HDL ...
  4. Huntington's disease is a progressive brain disorder that causes uncontrolled movements, emotional problems, and loss of thinking ability (cognition).Adult-onset ...
  5. Huntington's Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    Huntington's Disease/Start Here ... Huntington's Disease ... National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Huntington’s ...
  6. What Is Huntington's Disease (HD)? (Huntington's Disease Society of America)  
    Huntington's Disease/Start Here ... Huntington's Disease ... Huntington's Disease Society of America ... HD affects the whole brain, but certain areas are more vulnerable ...
  7. About Huntington's Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Human Genome Research Institute)  
    Huntington's disease is an inherited neurological illness causing involuntary movements, severe emotional disturbance and cognitive decline.
  8. Huntington Disease From the National Institutes of Health (Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center)  
    Find symptoms and other information about Huntington disease.
  9. Huntington's Disease Society of America (Huntington's Disease Society of America)  
  10. Huntington's Disease (HD): Genetic Testing and Family Planning (Huntington's Disease Society of America)  
    Huntington's Disease/Diagnosis and Tests ... Huntington's Disease Society of America
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