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Quality Care for Patients with Huntington’s Disease in the Sacramento Region


Have you or someone related to you been diagnosed with Huntington’s disease in the Greater Sacramento area? Dignity Health Neurological Institute of Northern California has a team of experts, including a movement disorders specialist, that can help you manage your symptoms.

From our state-of-the-art facilities to the most advanced methods of treatment, our neurologists can deliver the high-quality care you deserve. Find a Doctor near you and make an appointment today.

 

What Causes Huntington’s Disease?

Huntington’s disease is genetic, passed from parent to child. A child who has a parent with Huntington’s disease has a 50 percent chance of developing it.

 

Huntington’s Disease Symptoms

The symptoms of Huntington’s disease occur when the brain’s messages are unable to get through to the rest of the body. They may include:
  • Difficulty walking
  • Involuntary jerking movements, called chorea
  • Rigid muscles
  • Difficulty talking
  • Loss of balance
  • Slow or abnormal eye movements
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Insomnia
  • Dementia
  • Irritability
  • Psychiatric problems

 

Huntington’s Disease Treatment & Management at Dignity Health

There is no cure for Huntington’s disease. However, treatment can help manage some of the symptoms and effects of the illness to improve your quality of life.

Some of the advanced treatment options our neurologists offer at Dignity Health include:
  • Antidepressants and mood-stabilizing drugs
  • Medications to limit the jerking movements
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Physical therapy
Meet with one of our specialists today to see what treatment or combination of treatments works best for your unique needs.

Huntington’s disease cannot be prevented. There is a genetic test that can tell you if you have the gene, but it cannot tell when the signs and symptoms of the disease will begin.

As we are committed to your overall health and well-being, rely on our professionals to do everything we can to provide exceptional neurological services.

Dignity Health cares for those with movement disorders, such as Huntington’s disease, in Sacramento, CA and surrounding areas.