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If I have tremors,.is it possible I have Parkinson's disease?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
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In brief: Prob not

The symptoms of Parkinsons are 1) resting tremor, a tremor at rest, normally on one side 2) slowness of movement 3) increased muscle tone 4) unexplained falling If you have all of these, there is a good chance of PD.
Do you have any of these? Most people with a tremor have essential tremor. It is quite different. The tremor is on both sides and obvious when the hands are held up.

In brief: Prob not

The symptoms of Parkinsons are 1) resting tremor, a tremor at rest, normally on one side 2) slowness of movement 3) increased muscle tone 4) unexplained falling If you have all of these, there is a good chance of PD.
Do you have any of these? Most people with a tremor have essential tremor. It is quite different. The tremor is on both sides and obvious when the hands are held up.
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