Huntington's

Huntington's disease affects the nervous system. It is a hereditary condition caused by a gene mutation. The buildup of toxic proteins in the brain damages it, resulting in neurological symptoms.

Movement, behaviour, and cognition are all impacted as a result of the disease's influence on various brain regions. Walking, thinking, reasoning, swallowing, and speaking become more difficult. The individual will eventually require full-time care. The ailment or its side effects may be fatal.
To improve the quality of life of an individual with Huntington's get help from the best clinical psychologist.

Symptoms

  • Personality and mood changes
  • Depression
  • Problems with memory, thinking, and judgment
  • Movement incoordination and loss of control
  • Speaking and swallowing challenges
  • Slight uncontrollable movements
  • Small changes in coordination and clumsiness
  • Stumbling
  • Slight mood and emotional changes
  • Having trouble concentrating and working at work or in school
  • Lapses in short-term memory
  • Irritability

Causes

  • It's regarded as an autosomal dominant condition. This means that the disease can be caused by just one copy of the abnormal gene.
  • Huntington's disease is brought on by a particular genetic mutation that differs from many other genetic variations.
  • In general, individuals with a higher number of repeats experience symptoms of Huntington's disease earlier.

Treatment

There's no given treatment for Huntington's, and there's also no way to stop it from getting worse.
Support and treatment can lessen some of the issues it creates, including:

  • Medications for uncontrollable movements,
  • Mood swings, and Depression
  • Occupational therapy to help make ordinary chores simpler
  • Speech-language therapy for issues with communication and feeding
  • Physiotherapy to assist with balance and movement
  • Learn more about Huntington's disease support and treatment options.
  • Get online consultation from the best psychologist in India.

Frequently Asked Questions

In the early phases, mood swings, irritability, depression, or anger are experienced. Some may experience uncontrolled movements in the face, fingers, or feet. Eventually, the individual may have difficulty concentrating, have slurred speech, and decline in the ability to walk, speak, eat, and swallow.
Initially, there was no diagnostic test, in the year 1993 a blood test was developed to diagnose Huntington's disease. It is advised to physicians that people undergoing a blood test, consult an online counsellor to ensure that they understand the possible results and how to proceed with the process. For the best online counselling Services, consult the best therapist in India at TalktoAngel
Medications can help control movement problems as well as emotional issues. Different medications are given to people battling depression, anxiety, and other symptoms. However, the drug may cause side effects.
Along with medication it is advised to seek online counselling with the best online counsellor at TalktoAngel.


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