Huntington’s disease is a rare, inherited disease that causes the progressive breakdown (degeneration) of nerve cells in the brain. Huntington’s disease has a broad impact on a person’s functional abilities and usually results in movement, thinking (cognitive) and psychiatric disorders.
People with this disorder may experience the following physical and psychological symptoms:
- abnormality walking
- increased muscle activity
- involuntary movements
- problems with coordination
- loss of muscle, or muscle spasms