Written assignment No. 1
Adais Beckford , aab14 , Monday February 24 of 2014
The Huntington’s disease
The issues involving Huntingtons disease has been a popular topic amongst scholars for many years. It has recently come to my attention that not enough people understand how Huntingtons disease has been up to our lives. Huntington's Disease (HD) is a dominant genetic disorder, is inherited. affects muscles coordination and leads to cognitive decline and psychiatric problems. Symptoms of Huntingtons disease include uncontrolled movements, swings, irritability, clumsiness or balance problems, usually symptoms don't appear until middle age. Dr. George Huntington in 1872, was the first person to document an accurate description of the symptoms and course of the disease called also ’hereditary chorea’’.
Many factor are related to this disease such as social and cultural ,economic, Environmental and others..
Social & Cultural Factors
HD has a large role in American Culture such as in every culture. People of most ages can be involved and families are brought together by this. As we said before, HD is an inherited disease. Each child of a person who has HD has a 50% chance of inheriting the disease. There aren’t many ways but a blood test can tell if you have the HD gene and will develop the disease, Anytime after they reach the age of 21 years old who has a chance of inheriting HD can be tested. Economic Factors
Normally, Huntingtons disease would be thought to have no effect on our economic situation. But there exist some facts that affects such as sales industries associated with Huntingtons disease that provides treatments, medicines, care and others, is actually a 2.3 billion dollar a year industry and growing each year. It would be okay to say that HD plays an important role in American and other culture economic and shouldn't be taken for granted. Environmental Factors
After a reading a lot of research projects, I've been able to conclude that...
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