Medication for Huntington Disease

Anche se non esiste attualmente alcuna terapia per ritardare l'insorgere dei sintomi della Malattia di Huntington (HD) o per prevenirne la progressione, esiste un trattamento sintomatico per i pazienti, che può aiutare a migliorare la qualità della vita e prevenire le complicanze
September 15, 2017

Even though there is currently no therapy available to delay the onset of Huntington Disease (HD) symptoms or prevent its progression, there is a symptomatic treatment for patients, that may assist in improving the quality of life and prevent complications. Similar to other neurological diseases, HD place individuals at higher risk of experiences side effects from medication, particularly cognitive adverse effects. It is important to avoid polypharmacy if possible. Symptomatic…

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What is Huntington’s Disease (HD)

September 18, 2016

Huntington disease is an inherited disease that causes the progressive deterioration or degeneration of nerve cells in the brain. Huntington’s disease has a large impact on an individual’s ability to functions including movement, cognitive ability and psychiatric disorder. As the disease advances,  jerky, uncoordinated, body movements grow more obvious.Physical abilities gradually worsen until coordinated movement becomes difficult and the person is unable to talk. Mental abilities often decline into dementia….

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