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What is Huntington's disease?

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Huntington's disease (HD) is a hereditary and progressive brain disorder. You can't "catch" it from another person.

Some symptoms are easier to spot than others. Abnormal movements may be the first thing you notice. Weight loss can be a concern at all stages.

SOURCES:

Huntington's Disease Society of America: "Huntington's Disease: A Family Guide," "Stages of HD," and "Nutrition and HD: Huntington's Disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Huntington's Disease Information Page."

Alzheimer's Association: "Huntington's Disease."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on January 14, 2018

SOURCES:

Huntington's Disease Society of America: "Huntington's Disease: A Family Guide," "Stages of HD," and "Nutrition and HD: Huntington's Disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Huntington's Disease Information Page."

Alzheimer's Association: "Huntington's Disease."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on January 14, 2018

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