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What symptoms are typical of baseline essential tremor?

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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology
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In brief: Postural tremor

Typical essential tremor is marked by a postural tremor (present when holding a position, but not at rest) that is worse with stress and caffeine and better with rest and small amounts of alcohol.
When diagnosing essential tremor, it is important to make sure that there is no increased tone, stiffness, numbness, weakness or other symptoms suggestive of an alternative disorder.

In brief: Postural tremor

Typical essential tremor is marked by a postural tremor (present when holding a position, but not at rest) that is worse with stress and caffeine and better with rest and small amounts of alcohol.
When diagnosing essential tremor, it is important to make sure that there is no increased tone, stiffness, numbness, weakness or other symptoms suggestive of an alternative disorder.
Dr. Julian Bragg
Dr. Julian Bragg
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Dr. Prem Gupta
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Shaking of hands

Shaking typically occurs on attempt to use hands such as writing, holding a spoon, knife or a cup.
Shaking subsides on resting the arms on laps, chair or any surface. Legs typically do not shake.

In brief: Shaking of hands

Shaking typically occurs on attempt to use hands such as writing, holding a spoon, knife or a cup.
Shaking subsides on resting the arms on laps, chair or any surface. Legs typically do not shake.
Dr. Prem Gupta
Dr. Prem Gupta
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