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Pope Benedict Resigned, Huntington’s Disease?

In Christianity, Health, Religion, videos on March 11, 2013 at 11:55

It is suspected that Pope Benedict resigned because of Huntington Disease.

This along with the metal pressures being built up by the scams of Pedophile Priests and Gay Issues hastened his decision to abdicate  as a Pope  in Seven Centuries .

“One cannot fail to be moved by the 85-year-old leader’s recognition that he no longer possesses sufficient “strength of mind and body,” leaving him unable “to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me.”
He made the announcement on February 11. He will leave his post on February 28. Shortly thereafter, a conclave of cardinals, the top leaders of the Church, will meet to select a new pope from among themselves.
Benedict XVI’s resignation is a witness to aging and human mortality.
Pope Benedict XVI.

Pope Benedict XVI.

No matter what our beliefs about religion, this simple but profound action gives us pause to reflect on how we can accept our own human limitations.
For the Huntington’s disease community, it also provides an opportunity to recall the ethical, social, and spiritual dimensions of our collective struggle.”

Huntington’s Disease.

Huntington's Disease Afflicted.

Huntington’s Disease Afflicted.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Huntington’s disease is caused by a genetic defect on chromosome 4. The defect causes a part of DNA, called a CAG repeat, to occur many more times than it is supposed to. Normally, this section of DNA is repeated 10 to 28 times. But in persons with Huntington’s disease, it is repeated 36 to 120 times.

As the gene is passed down through families, the number of repeats tend to get larger. The larger the number of repeats, the greater your chance of developing symptoms at an earlier age. Therefore, as the disease is passed along in families, symptoms develop at younger and younger ages.

There are two forms of Huntington’s disease.

  • The most common is adult-onset Huntington’s disease. Persons with this form usually develop symptoms in their mid 30s and 40s.
  • An early-onset form of Huntington’s disease accounts for a small number of cases and begins in childhood or adolescence.

If one of your parents has Huntington’s disease, you have a 50% chance of getting the gene for the disease. If you get the gene from your parents, you will develop the disease at some point in your life, and can pass it onto your children. If you do not get the gene from your parents, you cannot pass the gene onto your children.

Symptoms

Behavior changes may occur before movement problems, and can include:

  • Behavioral disturbances
  • Hallucinations
  • Irritability
  • Moodiness
  • Restlessness or fidgeting
  • Paranoia
  • Psychosis

Abnormal and unusual movements include:

  • Facial movements, including grimaces
  • Head turning to shift eye position
  • Quick, sudden, sometimes wild jerking movements of the arms, legs, face, and other body parts
  • Slow, uncontrolled movements
  • Unsteady gait

Dementia that slowly gets worse, including:

  • Disorientation or confusion
  • Loss of judgment
  • Loss of memory
  • Personality changes
  • Speech changes…..
  • Treatment

    There is no cure for Huntington’s disease, and there is no known way to stop the disease from getting worse. The goal of treatment is to slow down the symptoms and help the person function for as long and as comfortably as possible.

    Medications vary depending on the symptoms.

    • Dopamine blockers may help reduce abnormal behaviors and movements.
    • Drugs such as amantadine and tetrabenazine are used to try to control extra movements.
    • There has been some evidence to suggest that co-enzyme Q10 may also help slow down the course of the disease, but it is not conclusive.

    Depression and suicide are common among persons with Huntington’s disease. It is important for all those who care for a person with Huntington’s disease to monitor for symptoms and treat accordingly.

    As the disease progresses, the person will need assistance and supervision, and may eventually need 24-hour care.

  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001775/
  • Video of Huntington’s Disease.

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