Symptoms of Huntington’s disease

The Symptoms of Huntington’s disease are the various signs or sensations that indicate that a person may be suffering from a particular condition or disease. People with Huntington’s disease have reported a wide range of symptoms, from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Possible symptoms of Huntington’s disease include:

  1. Involuntary movements (chorea)
  2. such as jerking or writhing motions; abnormal movements
  3. including slow or rigid movements (dystonia); problems with coordination and balance; difficulty walking or talking; cognitive decline
  4. including difficulty concentrating
  5. memory loss
  6. and impaired judgment; changes in mood
  7. personality
  8. or behavior
  9. such as irritability
  10. depression
  11. or impulsivity; difficulty with voluntary movements
  12. including swallowing and speaking; symptoms worsen over time
  13. leading to severe disability and loss of independence.

This list does not include all possible symptoms of Huntington’s disease. Remember that these symptoms can vary based on the specific condition, and not everyone will experience all of them. We will continue to update this list as we learn more about Huntington’s disease.

Feeling Sick?

When you’re feeling sick, it’s important to take care of yourself and prioritize your well-being. Here are some practical steps to consider:

Stay home and rest: Rest is vital to your healing process. Studies have shown that sleep is closely related to immune function. Take time to recover and prevent the disease from spreading to others. If you feel unwell, consider calling in sick to work and staying home for at least 24 hours after the fever goes away.

Stay hydrated: Some illnesses can cause dehydration due to symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Replace lost fluids by drinking plenty of water or electrolyte-rich drinks like Pedialyte. Adequate fluid intake prevents complications and promotes recovery.

Listen to your body: Pay attention to your symptoms of Huntington’s disease. While colds and flu generally do not require a visit to the emergency room, severe abdominal pain, persistent vomiting, or pain when coughing may require medical attention. Feel-good foods and herbal remedies: Ginger and peppermint tea can help relieve nausea. Smaller, more frequent meals and choosing healthy, comforting foods can also provide relief.

Seek immediate medical attention for testing and/or treatment if you have risk factors for serious illness. Treatment can help reduce the risk of serious illness.

If you suspect any health issues, consult a medical professional for proper evaluation and guidance

When should you seek emergency medical attention? if you have symptoms of Huntington’s disease

Look for emergency warning signs* for Huntington’s disease: Here are some guidelines to help you recognize situations that require immediate medical care:

Symptoms of Huntington’s disease For Children:

  • Rapid or labored breathing
  • Skin appearing bluish or gray
  • Inadequate fluid intake
  • Intense or prolonged vomiting
  • Unresponsiveness or lack of interaction
  • Excessive irritability, resisting being held
  • Initial improvement in flu-like symptoms followed by a return of fever and a more severe cough

Symptoms of Huntington’s disease For Adults:

  • Difficulty breathing or breathlessness
  • Chest or abdominal pain or pressure
  • Sudden onset of dizziness
  • Mental confusion
  • Persistent or severe vomiting
  • Initial relief from flu-like symptoms followed by recurrence of fever and exacerbation of cough

If someone have any of these signs, then call to your local emergency facility. Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have Huntington’s disease.

*This list does not contain all possible symptoms. Call your doctor if you have other symptoms that are serious or worry you..