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What Are The Indications A Tremor Is An Essential Tremor
Postural tremor: Usually hereditary and benign, it is a tremor of arms, lesser head (no-no type), perhaps legs when elevating or sustaining limb. Often self-limited, but can be assoc on occas with parkinsons, and we now have found some pts with this who have peculiar cognitive and gait problems due to frontal-cerebellar projection problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Isolated findings: The hallmarks of an essential tremor are that it happens while holding a posture (as opposed to at rest or during movement), and that it is not associated with spasticity, difficulty initiating movements, weakness, or any other symptoms. That being said, a neurologist can help confirm the presence of an essential tremor and guide treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Not carved in stone, as we are assessing who would be the best candidate as time proceeds. My approach would include patients who seem not to respond well to current meds, whose tremors are so intense to be disabling, and those folks who just do not tolerate the adverse effects of their meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Postural tremor: Typical essential tremor is marked by a postural tremor (present when holding a position, but not at rest) that is worse with stress and caffeine and better with rest and small amounts of alcohol. When diagnosing essential tremor, it is important to make sure that there is no increased tone, stiffness, numbness, weakness or other symptoms suggestive of an alternative disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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