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Can a hereditary familial tremor go away when the child gets older ?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
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In brief: Familial Tremor

It is usually bilateral affecting both hands , head and voice, minimal and absent at rest.
It tends to increase with age but benign.

In brief: Familial Tremor

It is usually bilateral affecting both hands , head and voice, minimal and absent at rest.
It tends to increase with age but benign.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics

In brief: No

It tends to persist and it can become gradually more troubling as time goes by.
We are talking about years .Most tremors become more pronounced during moments of stress or when fatigued.

In brief: No

It tends to persist and it can become gradually more troubling as time goes by.
We are talking about years .Most tremors become more pronounced during moments of stress or when fatigued.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics

In brief: Usually not

Familial essential tremor usually starts in childhood, but does not usually cause any impairment.
Does not go away in adulthood. Other causes of tremor such as metabolic or thyroid problems should be ruled out. Caffeine and medications can cause tremor as well. Rule out wilson's disease which is a disorder of copper metabolism.

In brief: Usually not

Familial essential tremor usually starts in childhood, but does not usually cause any impairment.
Does not go away in adulthood. Other causes of tremor such as metabolic or thyroid problems should be ruled out. Caffeine and medications can cause tremor as well. Rule out wilson's disease which is a disorder of copper metabolism.
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
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