Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Ask Dr. Goodman about pain in Huntington's disease tonight. Read her new article,
"Body Discomfort and Pain in Huntington's Disease"
According to two recent studies from the United Kingdom, bodily discomfort (which refers to total body physical suffering) and pain (which refers to localized physical suffering) are problems in Huntington's disease (HD) that significantly affect quality of life. Both studies, which included a total of 140 home-dwelling individuals in middle stages of HD, reported that more than 50% suffered from at least moderate discomfort/pain, and about 10% more severely. This is a large number, much higher than occurs in an age-matched general population. Unfortunately, very little is known about this symptom in HD . . .
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