Symptoms

Symptoms of Huntington’s Disease

Early symptoms

Early symptoms are not specific and may go undetected.

  • Minor twitching and fidgeting
  • Clumsiness
  • Changes in gait
  • Lapses in judgment and memory
  • Depression and mood swings

Later symptoms

As Huntington’s progresses, involuntary movements (chorea) become more pronounced and cognitive ability deteriorates.

  • Trouble eating
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Uncontrolled movements that are either slow or wild and jerking
  • Loss of memory and judgment
  • Changes in speech
  • Personality changes
  • Disorientation and confusion

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