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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Hauck
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Hand tremor: Essential means that there is no known cause.
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Dr. Lori Wagner
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Tremor of aging: It can occur in the wrists/hands or the head and neck (think of kaltheryn hepburn). Although it can cause a lot of problems for patients, it is not as ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
23 years experience Neurology
Anybody: No way to predict. There is usually a family history suggesting genetic link.
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Dr. Edward Smith
54 years experience Neurosurgery
Anybody: The condition is usually genetically determined but may not appear in all generations because of reduced penetrance of the gene. The tremor starts imp ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
39 years experience Neurology
Movement Disorder: A chronic progressive neurologic disease that may involve the arms neck chin and voice but rarely the legs. It is present during movement and often wi ... Read More
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Dr. Nader Pouratian
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Movement Disorder: Essential tremor is a movement disorder that is characterized by a tremor when you try to do something. This is in contrast to Parkinson's disease, in ... Read More
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Dr. Alon Gitig
20 years experience Cardiology
Plain old tremor: "essential" is a bad name. It is used in medicine to describe a condition that "just is", i.e. Not caused by some other underlying disease. Example: " ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
48 years experience neurology
Yes: There is no known cure so far. Only control is possible with medications and or deep brain stimulation and at times with Botox injections.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ortman
Specializes in Geriatrics
Action tremor: Also called action tremor , senile tremor, or familial tremor, this is shaking, usually in the upper extremities associated with activity as opposed t ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: It is a benign tremor that occurs during voluntary movements such as eating or writing.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
48 years experience neurology
Common type: These are tremors that occur on attempt to use hands such as eating with spoon or writing or trying to hold a cup as opposed to the tremors of parkins ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
23 years experience Neurology
Medicine: Commonly used medicines are inderal, (propranolol) my spline. Physical and occupational therapy.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
48 years experience neurology
Shaking with use: Tremors of mainly hands which appear or intensify by attempt to use hands in activities like holding a cup or writing with a pen or use knife or a for ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Not exactly: The tremor can be controlled via several medications, and classically includes beta blockers, such as metoprolol, some sedatives such as alprazolam, p ... Read More
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