Symptoms of Huntington's Disease
Symptoms of Huntington's Disease: Introduction
The symptoms of Huntington's disease generally advance slowly and affect behavior, emotion, motor skills, and cognitive functioning. The way that symptoms of Huntington's disease develop varies between individuals. However, every person with Huntington's disease ultimately becomes permanently and completely disabled.
Behavioral or emotional symptoms include mood swings, depression, anxiety, irritability, aggression, uncontrolled outbursts and social withdrawal.
Cognitive symptoms of Huntington's disease include short-term memory loss, and problems with organization and concentration.
Motor symptoms of Huntington's disease include fidgeting, loss of coordination, twitching, swallowing difficulties, poor balance, loss of ability to walk, and the development of involuntary movements called chorea or dystonia.
As symptoms progress and become more severe, serious complications, such as choking, infection, pneumonia and heart failure, develop. Complications eventually become fatal and death occurs within about ten to 25 years after onset of the symptoms....more about Huntington's Disease »
Symptoms of Huntington's Disease
The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources
for Huntington's Disease includes the 42
symptoms listed below:
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Home Diagnostic Testing
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Wrongly Diagnosed with Huntington's Disease?
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for Huntington's Disease includes:
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Other Possible Causes of these Symptoms
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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Huntington's Disease:
Some early symptoms of HD are mood swings, depression,
irritability or trouble driving, learning new things, remembering a fact,
or making a decision. As the disease progresses, concentration on
intellectual tasks becomes increasingly difficult and the patient may have
difficulty feeding himself or herself and swallowing. The rate of disease
progression and the age of onset vary from person to person.
(Source: excerpt from NINDS Huntington's Disease Information Page: NINDS)
Huntington's Disease as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions
When considering symptoms of Huntington's Disease, it is also important to consider Huntington's Disease as a possible cause of other medical conditions.
The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Huntington's Disease may cause:
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Huntington's Disease as a symptom:
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The symptom information on this page
attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Huntington's Disease.
This signs and symptoms information for Huntington's Disease has been gathered from various sources,
may not be fully accurate,
and may not be the full list of Huntington's Disease signs or Huntington's Disease symptoms.
Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Huntington's Disease may vary on an individual basis for each patient.
Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they
are indeed Huntington's Disease symptoms.