When people suffer from Huntington's disease , they tend to writhe, contort and turn as if practicing a constant and uncontrollable dance, which causes enormous suffering to thousands of families.
According to the specialists of the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery Manuel Velasco Suárez , It is a disease neurological hereditary.
Physical symptoms may include involuntary movements, gestures, loss of movement control, and gait disturbances. Changes in personality also occur, accompanied by failures of memory and deterioration of intellectual abilities.
In the beginning, the disease it manifests as spasms mild muscle, lack of coordination and, sometimes, personality changes. As the condition progresses, intellectual deterioration produces alterations in speech and memory.
Over time, the loss of cells nervous in several regions of the brain It makes the patient with Huntington's disease (HD) more incapable and difficult to fend for himself.
Even when the disease is not fatal, the patient's weakness condition produces complications like pneumonia , heart problems or infections that eventually lead to death.
This condition is difficult to diagnose because sometimes it is confused with other diseases neurological Symptoms usually appear after age 30 and before age 45.
According to him National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery Manuel Velasco Suárez , in Mexico there are around eight thousand people with this condition. The exact statistics are difficult to obtain, because it is difficult to diagnose and many people choose to hide their family members with EH.
The scientists of National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the United States ( NINDS, for its acronym in English) point out that there is no cure for Huntington's disease and there is no known way to stop the worsening of the condition.
The goal of treatment is to reduce symptoms and help the person to fend for himself as long and as comfortably as possible.