CN Physio

Huntington’s Disease

What is Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s disease is a hereditary neurological disease that affects the central nervous system. Huntington’s disease is caused by a faulty gene on chromosome 4. The gene, which produces a protein called Huntington.

In some way – which is not yet understood – the faulty gene leads to a damage of the nerve cells in areas of the brain, including the the basal ganglia and cerebral cortex.

This leads to gradual physical, mental and emotional changes.

Huntington’s Disease Symptons

The symptoms of Huntington’s disease usually start in adulthood between the ages of 30 and 50, the early symptoms include:

  • Slight, uncontrollable muscular movements
  • Stumbling and clumsiness
  • Lack of concentration
  • Short-term memory lapses
  • Depression
  • Changes of mood, sometimes including aggressive or antisocial behaviour

What Complete Neuro Physio can do for you

  • Re-education of walking safely
  • Specialist home exercise and stretching programme
  • Transfer practice and advise
  • Specialist seating assessment  and advice
  • Assessment of posture in Beds, Chairs and Wheelchairs