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Huntington's disease is a neurological disorder that causes problems with coordination, uncontrollable body movements as well as difficulties with cognitive, speech and behavioral issues.

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Huntington's Disease

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Basic InformationA member of theMayo Clinic Staff says that Huntington's Disease is a inherited disease which causes certain nerve cells in your brain to waste away. Medications aren't available to help manage the sign and symptoms but treatments can't prevent the physical and mental decline. Huntington's disease is a dominate gene. SymptomsSymptoms can vary significantly from person to person. People usually develop slowly and the severity of the symptoms is based on the amount of nerve cells lost. Death can occur 10 to 30 year after symptoms appear.
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PrognosisAt this time there is no way to stop or reverse the course of the disease.

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