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What is essential tremor please?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: See details

It is a benign tremor that occurs during voluntary movements such as eating or writing.

In brief: See details

It is a benign tremor that occurs during voluntary movements such as eating or writing.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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