Take the Huntington Disease Quiz
It has been more than 50 years since singer/songwriter Woody Guthrie died of Huntington disease (HD). He had been misdiagnosed for years—he had even been labeled an alcoholic. Since that time, much has been learned about HD. The following quiz, based on information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, provides essential information on this devastating disease.
6. Early symptoms of HD include which of these?
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Other early symptoms include trouble with driving, remembering facts, or making decisions. Also uncontrolled movements of the feet, hands, face, or trunk. The earlier the symptoms appear in a person's life, the faster the disease tends to progress. As the disease gets worse, the person finds it harder and harder to concentrate. Emotional disturbances such as anger or depression may ease or may become more pronounced. Uncontrolled movements become worse, and coordination and balance are affected. Talking, swallowing, eating, and controlling bladder and bowel function may become difficult.
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