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The mission of the Huntington's Disease Foundation (HDFI) is to serve as the trusted resource for the Huntington's disease (HD) community by raising awareness, providing disease education, and funding research.
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Trey Gray talks about his battle with Huntington's disease.
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Huntington's disease is, to date, incurable.
Huntington's disease attacks nerve cells gradually over time.
The condition effects around 1 in 10,000 Americans.
The first signs normally present between the ages of 35 and 55.
Early symptoms may include mood swings, clumsiness and peculiar behavior.
During the later stages of the disease, choking becomes a major concern.
Huntington's disease is inherited dominantly, and genetic testing has been possible since 1993.
The disease is caused by a faulty gene that makes an oversized version of the protein huntingtin.
Huntingtin interacts with a protein called Rhes in the areas of the brain involved in motor control.
Current medications only attack the symptoms rather than the underlying issues in Huntington's disease.
Can't be cured, but treatment may help.
Requires a medical diagnosis
Lab tests or imaging always required
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