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Essential tremor over-the-counter essential tremor control?

Essential tremor over-the-counter essential tremor control?

Maybe: If you look at tremor getting worse with caffeine or stimulants, and better with alcohol or sedatives, you might consider that otc preps, such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or dramamine could sedate and thus subdue the tremor. Maybe some homeopathic remedies can help. I am being creative here, as there is no real formulary of alternative meds for essential tremor, but why not try the above. Might work. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kermani
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Eyelid twitching, with the medical term of myokymia, is a rapid, involuntary contraction of a portion of the eyelid muscles due to nervous instability in which a portion of the nerves causing eyelid muscle to contract fire with no external cause. The condition is usually mild, and only felt by the patient without being observable to others. On rare occasions, the twitch can be observed. It is common in the middle adult years and is very rarely due to anything that ...Read more


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What is benign essential blepharospasm?

What is benign essential blepharospasm?

Eye closure : This is a condition in which the lids close involuntarily, causing an inability to see. It used to be thought psychological but never responded to that type of therapy. Now it is treated by Botox and occasionally a type of eye muscle removal surgery. ...Read more

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Whats benign essential tremor?

Whats benign essential tremor?

Action tremor: Also called action tremor , senile tremor, or familial tremor, this is shaking, usually in the upper extremities associated with activity as opposed to a rest tremor as seen in parkinsons disease. Sometimes it is a central tremor presenting as head bobbing. "essential" means the cause is unknown. There are various medications that can help reduce the tremor. ...Read more

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Is essential tremor permanent?

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. ...Read more

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Is essential tremor curable ?

Is essential tremor curable ?

No but managable: Essential tremors cannot be cured in total, but managed by betablockers and similar medications. ...Read more

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What is essential tremor?

What is essential tremor?

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 associated with a disease that effects someone's lifespan (such as parkinson's). It occurs when one holds the arms out and some with movement, but goes away when resting & supported. (parkinson's tremor is mostly seen when resting & supported.). ...Read more

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Deep brain stimulation works for mouth/face tremor related with essential tremor?

Deep brain stimulation works for mouth/face tremor related with essential tremor?

Not necessarily: Dbs is best for parkinson's and dystonia, and maybe cerebellar or essential tremors, but unlikely to directly improve facial tremors or dyskinesias. ...Read more

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Is an essential tremor always progressive?

Is an essential tremor always progressive?

Rarely: The term essential tremor implies normal movements that are more prominent or brought out by effect of medication or drugs. Other forms of tremor may occur in progressive disease such as parkinsonism. Progression of the underlying disease may cause worse tremor. Continued use of drugs or alcohol can also make tremor worse. ...Read more

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Who gets essential tremor?

Who gets essential tremor?

Anybody: The condition is usually genetically determined but may not appear in all generations because of reduced penetrance of the gene. The tremor starts imperceptibly, often in one limb (usually upper) but almost always is bilateral. This is an action tremor, often functionally impairing. This can begin in the 20s or 30s but is most common in the 40s or later. Medications may help. But there is no cure. ...Read more

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What is essential tremor please?

Essential tremor: Essential tremor is a common condition that tends to affect the hands, the head, and sometimes the voice. It tends to affect the left and right sides equally. It is apparent during movement, and it is absent at rest. A good way to observe this is to ask someone to hold their hands in front of them or to pour a glass of water from a full glass to an empty glass. ...Read more

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What is an essential tremor?

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 which patients have a tremor at rest. Parkinson's disease also is marked by slowness of movement and stiffness. ...Read more

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Benign essential tremor in young children?

Benign essential tremor in young children?

Second opinion: Unless your child was diagnosed by a pediatric neurologist, i would reccommend a second opinion. ...Read more

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Vitamin b5 (panthothenic acid) is essential for which body functions?

Vitamin b5 (panthothenic acid) is essential for which body functions?

Vitamin B5 Functions: I commend you for your desire to have good Health. Vitamin B5 is critical to the manufacture of red blood cells, as well as sex and stress-related hormones produced in the adrenal glands. It plays a role in the breakdown of fats and carbohydrates for energy. It is important in maintaining a healthy digestive tract. Vitamin B5 helps the body use other vitamins, particularly Vitamin B2. ...Read more

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Which essential oils work for arthritis?

Which essential oils work for arthritis?

14 essential oils...: Exist which are found to be helpful in a variety of ailments. These oils are concentrated and purified and diluted into a cream, or body oil, or lotion; they are rubbed onto the skin anywhere over body, but never near eyes or any mucus membrane. Some types include basil eo, which has a relaxing effect and good for arthritis; others are boswellia, lavender, lemon, tea tree essential oils. ...Read more

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Whats essential hypertension?

Whats essential hypertension?

Hypertension: Essential hypertension is due to genetic/hereditary issues. It means that the cause of high blood pressure is not due to any reversible causes - fix it and it goes away. Many patients require several medications to control their blood pressure adequately. Thanks mom and dad. ...Read more

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What essential fatty acid supplement is best?

What essential fatty acid supplement is best?

Essential FA's: We all need omega-3 fatty acids because we cannot synthesize them. Fish or other marine oils give us both epa & dha without having to convert them from plant-based ala. Research companies & make sure you buy a product that is free of heavy metal and other contaminants (not just "cheap"!) good place to review products: http://www.Consumerlab.Com/ get 1-2 g/day epa and at least 500 mg/day dha. ...Read more