Huntington's Disease is a challenging neurodegenerative genetic condition that causes brain cells to slowly break down over time, resulting in functional losses in the areas of movement, mood, and cognitive processes.
Onset of Huntington's Disease symptoms usually does not occur until one's 40s or 50s, though a juvenile form of Huntington's Disease may appear in one's 20s. Symptoms of Huntington's Disease include memory loss and confused states, loss of muscle control/clumsiness, involuntary movements, cognitive deficiencies, and muscular rigidity as well as altered mood and personality.
Natural Remedies: Green tea extract shows some process in addressing Huntington's Disease. Additionally, cleansing the body of toxins and adding supplemental Vitamin E and/or Coenzyme Q-10 may help.
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Juvenile Huntington's Disease
07/26/2012: Lynn from Covington, Ga: "Hello, I have a friend that has a son with JHD. Is there any kind of natural treatments that might be beneficial to him.
Also on a more curious note, could internal parasites cause the same symptoms as JHD? We would like to know if there are other options out there just in case.
Thank You and Have a Great Day! Lynn"
06/15/2009: Sarah from LA, CA: "Hey, Ted- I have been searching forever and LOVE your input on the site, but can't find anything about Huntington's Disease...?? I have a close friend who just got diagnosed, and is really sad b/c he's newly married and just had a baby... this disease runs into his family and he has watched it totally take over his mother she is totally demented now... is very depressing for him to see that as his fate. What do you know about the disease, it's cause, and is there any alternative treatment? thanks a lot! Would love to know what your day job is! You're the best... am sending you a donation through Earthclinic!!"Replies
10/01/2010: Katy from Providence, Ri replies: "Does EC or friends have any advise/help for Huntington's Disease? Anything would be greatly appreciated."
11/13/2010: Misha13 from Atlanta, Ga replies: "My father has had this illness for over 15 years. His condition has worsened he is now 51 and in a nursing home. I have been looking into oxygen therapy... Look it up it may be helpful in slowing progress and symptoms."
04/15/2012: Bill from Calgary, Alberta, Canada replies: "It's a genetic disease that also runs in my family. It has claimed several uncles and aunts on my fathers side, and most recently one cousin with another in extended care and not much longer to live. It was one of the first genetic maladies found through gene mapping. Unfortunately a cure appears to be years away, and appears to rest with stem cell research. More info can be found at The Huntington's Society website."