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how rapidly does essential tremor progress and is there any way to slow the progression

A 68-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder answered
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Referred to neuro: Thanks for your question. I have referred it to healthtap neurologists to answer.
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Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
Usually slow: The rate of progression of essential tremors is variable but usually slow over decades. There is no known way to slow its progression so far.

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
At: Your age should be cause of concern, need neurological evaluation.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
34 years experience Neurology
Essential tremor: Not to recommend excessive alcohol, but if your tremor transiently stops when you consume it, then any of the typical medications we prescribe can hel ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: It can occur in the young.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Second opinion: Unless your child was diagnosed by a pediatric neurologist, i would reccommend a second opinion.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience Neurology
Yes: It runs in family and get worse when anxious.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
ESSENTIAL TREMOR: Benign hereditary tremor is bilateral slow course or fine affecting the head , hand, or voice. The tremor is minimal or absent at rest and tends to in ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
34 years experience Neurology
Essential tremor: I get that question a lot and honestly do not have a great option for you. Sometimes magnesium can help, dosing with mg malate 400 mg per day if tole ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: Benign essential tremor is a neurologic movement disorder characterized by involuntary fine rhythmic tremor of a body part or parts, primarily the han ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sowmya Kurtakoti
Specializes in Family Medicine
No but managable: Essential tremors cannot be cured in total, but managed by betablockers and similar medications.
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