Huntington's disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative genetic disorder that affects muscle coordination and leads to mental decline and behavioral disorders.
Symptoms & Treatment: Symptoms of the disease can vary Aggression, Anger, Antisocial behavior, Apathy, Depression, Excitement, Frustration. Mood stabilisers, particularly carbamazepine, may be considered as a treatment for irritability. Olanzapine can also help, along with sodium valproate and lamotrigine.The dose of carbamazepine needs to be slowly increased and any side effects monitored. Carbamazepine can't be used during pregnancy.
Stats: It is difficult to tell how common HD is in a population. In Western countries it's estimated that about five to seven people per 100,000 are affected by HD (1). There are a few isolated populations in Western Europe where HD is unusually common.
Stats: Hydroceles in men younger than 65 may go away by themselves. But hydroceles in older men do not usually go away.Fluid can also be removed from a hydrocele with a needle (aspiration). But hydroceles that are aspirated often return, and surgery may then be needed. Aspiration is recommended only for men who are not physically able to have surgery because of the risk of infection and recurrence.If the hydrocele gets larger or causes discomfort,