Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s disease is a unique, genetic condition that results in the continuous destruction of brain nerve cells. The functional capacities of a person are significantly impacted by this disease, which typically causes mobility, cognitive, and behavioral issues.

It occurs when out of the 23 human chromosomes – containing a person’s whole genetic code, chromosome 4 displays a single faulty gene.  A protein called huntingtin is attained by this genetic defect. The dysfunctional Huntington protein produces erratic involuntary movements, a sharp decline in cognitive and logical reasoning, impatience, depression, and other mood disorders. It substantially differs in each individual that which symptoms start to manifest initially and how they change during the illness.

Huntington’s disease-related movement impairments can cause both involuntary and involuntary movement issues, such as uncontrollable jerking or writhing motions, issues with the muscles, such as stiffness or contracture, odd or slow eye movements, gait, posture, and balance issues, difficulty swallowing or speaking, etc.

  • Trouble planning, prioritizing, or focusing on work
  • Rigidity to persist in a single idea, conduct, or action
  • Impulsivity, leading to irrational behavior, tantrums, and sexual promiscuity
  • lack of self-awareness regarding one’s actions and skills
  • Slowness when thinking or “finding” words
  • Difficulty picking up new knowledge

Depression, insomnia, fatigue, thoughts or attempts of suicide, and social withdrawal are involved in other common symptoms of this disease. 

While some people with Huntington’s disease do not recognize their loved ones and are probably bedridden and mute, most people with the disease can understand language and are aware of their friends and relatives. This means not everybody with Huntington’s disease has the same needs. Therefore, we offer customized packages and care to all our patients and actively adjust as per the patients’ requirements, whether it be assistance with everyday tasks and personal care or an escape from suicidal thoughts and mental stability.