Huntington's Disease symptomsHuntington's Disease
Symptoms could include:
- Involuntary Movements
- Mood Swings
- Personality Change
- Muscle Twitch
- Muscle Rigidity
- Writhing Movements
- Facial Grimacing
- Impaired Judgement
- Sensory Agnosia
- Mental Retardation
- Speech Impairment
- Irritable Mood
- Memory Loss
- Teeth Grinding
- Memory Impairment
- Muscle Stiffness
- Muscle Spasticity
- Motor Tic
- Flickering Muscles
- Slow Movements
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