Huntington's Disease

In this section, you’ll find information about Huntington’s disease, the genetics behind it and how it affects the body.

If you’re not familiar with Huntington’s disease, we suggest you take a look at our New to Huntington’s disease page first, before you look through the other sections of the site.

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New to Huntington's disease?

Have you recently found out about Huntington's disease in your family? You might be feeling a lot of emotions. You might not be sure what to do next. We understand - you're not alone.

What is Huntington's disease?

Huntington’s disease is an illness caused by a faulty gene in your DNA . If you have Huntington’s, it affects your body’s nervous system – the network of nerve tissues in the brain and spinal cord that co-ordinate your body’s activities.

What is Juvenile Huntington's disease?

Huntington’s disease is an illness caused by a faulty gene in your DNA. If you develop symptoms of Huntington’s and are diagnosed with the disease before the age of 21, this is known as Juvenile Huntington’s disease.

Living with Huntington's disease

Take a look at some of the stories shared by others who have experienced living with Huntington's Disease.