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What Symptoms Are Typical Of Baseline 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
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
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
Other than propranolol what would you advise to use for essential tremor as i find it has helped ease symptoms very little if at all?
I have very light essential tremor. I went to the doctor and he gave a beta blocker (propanolol). How to use it? Does propanolol just acts on the symptoms, i mean, should I consume it when i want to stop 'shaking' ?
Does the continuous use of propanolol
Spasms are a symptom of essential tremor?
If yes, deep brain stimulation surgery can improve spasms as well as tremor?
Possibly: Please get in touch with a neurosurgeon or neurologist who are involved with this procedure. The degree of tremors that you are affected with, as well as what causes them, will be very important in understanding wether you are a candidate for this procedure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Spasms are a symptom of essential tremor? If yes, deep brain stimulation surgery can improve spasms as well as tremor?
For ET possible: Depends what is causing the problem. Spasms can be caused by many things, usually peripheral and unlikely to respond to dbs. There is some evidence that dbs helps with refractory et (2008 american academy of neurology, practice parameter publication). ...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
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