Huntington's Disease Prevention

Is it possible to prevent Huntington's Disease? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods in the condition center at ThirdAge.com.

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How to Prevent Huntington's Disease


There is no way to prevent the onset of HD if a person has inherited the gene for the disorder. Medicines aimed at slowing and treating the disease progression are being studied. A prospective parent with HD or a family history of HD can seek genetic counseling when deciding whether or not to have children. Genetic counseling is extremely important since half of the children of an affected parent are at risk for inheriting HD.



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Learn what Huntington's Disease is
What It Is
Learn the basics of this condition. Find out what you're dealing with.
Huntington's Disease Causes
Causes
What causes Huntington's Disease? Learn what the medical community has uncovered.
Huntington's Disease Risk Factors
Risk Factors
Are you at risk of getting Huntington's Disease? Inside you'll find known risk factors for the condition.
Huntington's Disease Diagnosis
Diagnosis
How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, process, and more.
Huntington's Disease Symptoms
Symptoms
What are the Huntington's Disease symptoms? Are you showing any? Learn more today.
Huntington's Disease Complications
Complications
Can this condition lead to other health problems? Learn more about the known complications.

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Screening for Huntington's Disease
Screening
Learn more about the specific tests or exams given by your doctor to screen for Huntington's Disease.
Huntington's Disease Medications
Medications
What medications offer relief or help with this condition? Are there side effects? Risks? Learn more.
Huntington's Disease Prevention
Prevention
How can you prevent Huntington's Disease? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Huntington's Disease Treatment
Treatment
Can this condition be treated? What Huntington's Disease treatment options are available?
Huntington's Disease Care
Care
Learn more about the day to day care of this condition. Changes to your activity, diet, exercise, and more.
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