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What are the symptoms of essential tremor?

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Dr. Julian Bragg
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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