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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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Dr. Eric Farbman
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Essential Tremor (Definition)

Essential tremor is a condition that involves an involuntary shaking movement caused by a brain disorder. The shaking is usually visible in the hands, but may also be seen in the arms, head, and eyelids. The voice may be affected as well. Although the shaking is involuntary, it also occurs during voluntary ...Read more


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Is essential tremors curable? Is it genetic or caused by some injury later in life?

Is essential tremors curable? Is it genetic or caused by some injury later in life?

Unfortunately no: Essential tremors differ from parkinsons in that they often worsen with action & can be heriditary.Different drugs including beta blockers & anticonvulsants have been tried but results are variable & not very encouraging. ...Read more

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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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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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What does essential tremor feel like?

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 fork. Shaking subsides once the hands are rested on laps or well supported. An alcoholic drink often relieves tremors for several hours. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of essential tremor?

What are the symptoms of essential tremor?

Shaking alone: The hallmark of essential tremor is shaking without any other signs or symptoms that would suggest parkinsons or another cause. The shaking is typically worst with movement or sustained posture (not at rest) and is exacerbated by stress. It is usually first seen in the hands or arms, but can involve the head or other parts of the body. While there is no cure, medications can reduce symptoms. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an essential tremor?

Tremor: Essential tremor: is a tremor at rest. Usually on both side involving the hands, wrists, lower extremity, head, or voice. Tend to be familiar. Propranolol(inderal) may help. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Prem Gupta
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Tremor (Definition)

A tremor is an unintentional trembling or shaking movement in a part of the body, and usually occurs in the hands. It can occur in healthy individuals, but tremors are also present in brain diseases ...Read more