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Neurology - Essential Tremor

Essential Tremor

Tremor is an unintentional, somewhat rhythmic, muscle movement involving to-and-fro movements (oscillations) of one or more parts of the body. Essential tremor (sometimes called benign essential tremor) is the most common of the more than 20 types of tremor. Although it may be mild and nonprogressive in some people, in others the tremor is slowly progressive, starting on one side of the body but eventually affecting both sides. Essential tremor may be accompanied by mild gait disturbance. Heightened emotion, stress, fever, physical exhaustion, or low blood sugar may trigger tremors or increase their severity. Onset is most common after age 40, although symptoms can appear at any age.

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Additional Resources:

WE MOVE (Worldwide Education & Awareness for Movement Disorders)

Tremor Action Network

International Essential Tremor Foundation

Clinical Trials