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Huntington disease


Other Names for this Disease

  • HD
  • Huntington's chorea
  • Huntington's disease
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  • I am a personal trainer working with a client who has HD.  While I have seen progress with the exercises we are doing, I am looking for more information regarding the types of exercises that are found to be most effective or certain exercises that should be avoided. Click here for answer

  • What tests will my doctor order to confirm if I have Huntington disease? Click here for answer

  • A friend of mine has been diagnosed with Huntington disease. No one else in his family has this condition. Is it possible that a chemical exposure could have caused it, such as to vinyl chloride? Click here for answer

  • I have a family history of Huntington's disease.  My mother was diagnosed with it about 5 years ago.  I just needed to know some information about where I can get tested.  Also, how early can they start treatment if I am diagnosed with it?  I'm only 21 years old.  I just thought that maybe the sooner they start the better. Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • HD
  • Huntington's chorea
  • Huntington's disease
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.