It is a progressive type of dementia which is caused by mutation in gene for protein called huntingtin. It affects the central part of the brain resulting in defects in movement, moods and thinking skills. There is no cure which can block or reverse the course of HD. Every child of parent with HD gene has 50/50 chance of inheriting the gene causing disease. If the child has not inherited gene, he or she will never show any symptom and it will not pass on to their next generation. Antipsychotic drugs are there for temporary relief, but it comes up with side effects like cholera, nausea, fatigue, etc. HD causes disability which worsens with time. People with this gene mutation usually dies within 15-20 years after getting diagnosed.
- Track 1-1 Gene Defect
- Track 2-2 Proposed Therapies
- Track 3-3 Genetic Inheritance
- Track 4-4 Drugs for Temporary Relief
- Track 5-5 Death Rate