7 TERRIFYING DISEASES – HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE
Not all serious illnesses come with tell-tale symptoms. There are diseases that can turn your body into a ticking time-bomb while you're unaware of any danger. Conditions such as fever or pain are clear signs that there is something wrong with your body. Whether serious or not, physical symptoms tell us when we're sick, prompting us to seek rapid diagnosis and treatment. But what if you're harboring a disease without realizing it? It is not as farfetched as it may sound. Here are seven illnesses you could be suffering from without showing any symptoms today we continue with a fourth disease:
Huntington’s disease is a genetic disorder that causes the degeneration of nerve cells in the brain. This disease can be present without any symptoms, but by the time symptoms appear, it develops quite rapidly. In some cases, symptoms can start before the age of twenty in the form of learning disabilities and psychological problems. Huntington’s disease can be hard to diagnose.
BE VIGILANT: Prenatal testing is possible if you have any family member suffering from the disease and you are worried about the status of your unknown baby. To make a diagnosis, a doctor will also take a full medical and family history and do a clinical examination, involving physical and neurological evaluation.
Those who are at risk but do not yet have symptoms may choose to be genetically tested. Because there is no cure, and because such tests cannot predict the onset or severity of the disease, this decision should be carefully considered.