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Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s disease refers to a genetic disorder that is characterized by an abnormal production of protein. This may lead to involuntary movements and progressive mental exacerbation. Symptoms are characterized by mood swings, depression, irritability, being fidgety, restless or clumsy, difficulties driving, impaired learning ability, impaired memory, and decreased decision making ability. As the disease progresses, patients will experience impaired concentration capacity on intellectual tasks, have difficulty eating, have difficulty swallowing, and experience involuntary body movements. Huntington’s disease may be treated with medication, exercise therapy, speech therapy, and nutritional therapy.

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