Huntington's Disease

Huntington’s Disease-A RARE Genetic Disease

Huntington’s Disease is the Cruelest Disease on the Planet!

What Is Huntington’s Disease?  HD affects the whole brain, but certain areas are more vulnerable than others. Pictured above are the basal ganglia – a group of nerves cell clusters, called nuclei. These nuclei play a key role in movement and behavior control and are the parts of the brain most prominently affected in early HD.

To watch a video on Huntington’s disease, please go to:  What is Huntington’s Disease?

Huntington’s disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities usually during their prime working years and has no cure. HD is known as the quintessential family disease because every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of inheriting the faulty gene. Today, there are approximately 41,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease.

The symptoms of HD are described as having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s – simultaneously.

There is NO CURE for Huntington’s disease or Juvenile Huntington’s disease.

Huntington’s disease organizations in the U.S.:

Huntington’s Disease Society of America http://hdsa.org

Help4HD International  https://www.help4hd.org/

We Have a Face https://www.wehaveaface.org/resources

Huntington’s Disease Foundation  https://www.huntingtonsdiseasefoundation.org/

Hereditary Disease Foundation  https://www.hdfoundation.org/

We Can Never Lose HOPE………….

#LetsTalkAboutHD         Author Website:  https://theresecrutchermarin.com

Author Therese Crutcher-Marin

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