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Huntington’s Disease<br />By Alexus Carver & Kaitlyn Harris<br />
What is Huntington’s?<br />Huntington's disease is a disorder passed down through families in which certain nerve cells in...
How is it inherited???<br /><ul><li> Is an autosomal dominant condition
only one parent must have this gene in order for a child to inherit this.</li></li></ul><li>Symptoms<br /><ul><li>Behavior...
 Abnormal and unusual movements
 Dementia slowly gets worse
 Anxiety, stress, and tension
 Difficulty swallowing
 Speech impairment</li></li></ul><li>How is it tested?<br />A blood test is now available that can determine, in almost al...
How many people get this?<br />approx 1 in every 33,333 or 0.00% or 8,160 people in USA <br />
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  1. 1. Huntington’s Disease<br />By Alexus Carver & Kaitlyn Harris<br />
  2. 2. What is Huntington’s?<br />Huntington's disease is a disorder passed down through families in which certain nerve cells in the brain waste away, or degenerate. It affects people’s ability to move, think, or talk.<br />
  3. 3. How is it inherited???<br /><ul><li> Is an autosomal dominant condition
  4. 4. only one parent must have this gene in order for a child to inherit this.</li></li></ul><li>Symptoms<br /><ul><li>Behavior changes may occur
  5. 5. Abnormal and unusual movements
  6. 6. Dementia slowly gets worse
  7. 7. Anxiety, stress, and tension
  8. 8. Difficulty swallowing
  9. 9. Speech impairment</li></li></ul><li>How is it tested?<br />A blood test is now available that can determine, in almost all cases, whether a person has the HD gene. This test cannot, however, predict when symptoms will begin or the course of the disease. <br />
  10. 10. How many people get this?<br />approx 1 in every 33,333 or 0.00% or 8,160 people in USA <br />
  11. 11. Treatment?<br />This well-rounded program enhances quality of life for people living with Huntington's Disease, as well as for those at risk of developing HD, and may very likely delay the onset of symptoms. Foods known to nourish the brain, support memory and build overall immunity are especially recommended. <br /><ul><li>diet and supplements
  12. 12. exercise
  13. 13. spiritual and psychosocial support </li></li></ul><li>Interesting Information<br />The disease destroys cells in the basal ganglia, the part of the brain that controls movement, emotion, and cognitive ability<br />
  14. 14. Someone Affected by This<br />http://www.zimbio.com/Olivia+Wilde/articles/XrO7XVzIGSx/House+13+Spoiler+13+Dies+Huntington+Disease<br />
  15. 15. Work Cited<br /><ul><li>https://health.google.com/health/ref/Huntington's+disease
  16. 16. http://www.lkwdpl.org/hdsa/hdtest.htm#testing
  17. 17. http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/disorders/whataregd/hunt/</li>

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