Symptoms And Treatment Of Huntington 's Disease

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Huntington’s disease

INTRODUCTION & AIM
The aim of this project is to discuss the various components that shape Huntington’s disease. The efficiency of this paper will depend heavily on a brief but, comprehensive examination of past and future research that may offer plausible suggestions and explanations to the following four subtopics; the history of Huntington’s disease, anticipation and genetic markers of Huntington’s disease, symptoms and treatment of Huntington’s disease and finally living with Huntington’s disease. This research paper will focus namely on the above stated categories but, will not be restricted to comprise only of the mentioned fields. According to the National Institutes of Health, Huntington Disease was first documented in Venezuela, the gene was identified in the extended family of a woman who first migrated from Europe in the early 18th century. As outlined by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), Huntington’s disease must result from the inheritance of the defective gene attained from an afflicted parent, which causes the brain cells to atrophy, ultimately resulting in full acquisition of the disorder; and the progressive failure of the individual’s motor and cognitive skills.
The research will explore the mystery that surrounded the disease in the early stages of its discovery, as people and family members affected sought to keep their infirmity hidden due to fear of ridicule (Wexler, 2010). In addition to this,…
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