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Who gets essential tremor?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
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In brief: Anybody

The condition is usually genetically determined but may not appear in all generations because of reduced penetrance of the gene.
The tremor starts imperceptibly, often in one limb (usually upper) but almost always is bilateral. This is an action tremor, often functionally impairing. This can begin in the 20s or 30s but is most common in the 40s or later. Medications may help. But there is no cure.

In brief: Anybody

The condition is usually genetically determined but may not appear in all generations because of reduced penetrance of the gene.
The tremor starts imperceptibly, often in one limb (usually upper) but almost always is bilateral. This is an action tremor, often functionally impairing. This can begin in the 20s or 30s but is most common in the 40s or later. Medications may help. But there is no cure.
Dr. Edward Smith
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In brief: Anybody

No way to predict.
There is usually a family history suggesting genetic link.

In brief: Anybody

No way to predict.
There is usually a family history suggesting genetic link.
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