Jennifer: Chorea

Huntington disease is called hereditary chorea or Huntington chorea, the word “Chorea” comes from the Greek word “dance” referring to the involuntary movement of the feet and face and as disease progresses. A person with Chorea develops abnormal movement, dementia, memory loss, depression, clumsiness, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, changed in thinking, behavior and personality. Symptoms of Chorea show up between the ages of 30 and 50. About 30,000 people in the USA are affected by Chorea.

Cure: there is no cure for people who have inherited Chorea. But there are therapies, such as speech therapies and physical therapy, which can lessen the symptoms.


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