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What sort of disorder is an essential tremor?
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Tremor
Essential tremor: is a tremor at rest.
Usually on both side involving the hands, wrists, lower extremity, head, or voice. Tend to be familiar. Propranolol(inderal) may help.

In brief: Tremor
Essential tremor: is a tremor at rest.
Usually on both side involving the hands, wrists, lower extremity, head, or voice. Tend to be familiar. Propranolol(inderal) may help.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Essential tremor
ET is a condition that causes involuntary movement.
It may affect the head or the hands, in most cases. It may affect family members. Many cases are benign, and sometimes not noticeable to people who have this. Some cases are resistant to medical treatment. A deep brain stimulator is sometimes helpful. http://www.neurocuro.com/essential-tremor/

In brief: Essential tremor
ET is a condition that causes involuntary movement.
It may affect the head or the hands, in most cases. It may affect family members. Many cases are benign, and sometimes not noticeable to people who have this. Some cases are resistant to medical treatment. A deep brain stimulator is sometimes helpful. http://www.neurocuro.com/essential-tremor/
Dr. Olav Jaren
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Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology
In brief: Movement disorder
Essential tremor is an involuntary movement disorder. It is an action tremor which means when one is doing something the tremor worsens as opposed to when the muscle is at rest.
The most common locations are the arms and the neck. Oftentimes it affects both arms (vs. Early parkinson disease which is usually markedly asymmetrical. About 50% of patients receive significant benefit from alcohol.

In brief: Movement disorder
Essential tremor is an involuntary movement disorder. It is an action tremor which means when one is doing something the tremor worsens as opposed to when the muscle is at rest.
The most common locations are the arms and the neck. Oftentimes it affects both arms (vs. Early parkinson disease which is usually markedly asymmetrical. About 50% of patients receive significant benefit from alcohol.
Dr. Eric Farbman
Dr. Eric Farbman
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