The onset of Huntington’s disease can occur at any age, but it usually happens in a person’s 30s or 40s. When it occurs at a much younger age it is known as juvenile Huntington’s disease. The early signs of juvenile and regular Huntington’s disease vary greatly. In order to find out if you or someone has Huntington’s disease, you need to know the signs.
There are eight early signs of the disease to watch out for. When Huntington’s disease is present, not everyone has the same symptoms and at the same degree. A person may not have all of the early signs of Huntington’s disease. Only one sign of the disease may appear.
It is easier to figure out if a person has Huntington’s disease when more than one symptom is present because only one symptom is can resemble something else. That’s why it’s important to know the signs early on.
can occur in juvenile Huntington’s disease. The tremors are not constant. They just happen off and on. When they do occur, the young adult needs to be somewhere safe. They don’t need to be driving or on top of a ladder because they could not only hurt themselves but others. Once the tremors have ceased, the person can go back to doing what he or she was doing.
Once parents notice that their child is having tremors often, they need to take him or her to the doctor immediately. Even if the child says he or she is fine. It is not normal to have involuntary tremors without being diagnosed with a health condition. The doctor will examine the young adult and ask him or her a series of questions. Once it’s determined that Huntington’s disease is present, medication will be administered. The medicine that is prescribed for the person may help with the tremors.