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Whats benign essential tremor?

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Dr. James Ortman
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ortman
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