Essential tremor (ET) is the most common movement disorder among adults. There is another type of tremor called functional tremor (FT). Just like ET, it causes involuntary (uncontrollable) rhythmic movements, usually an arm or leg. It is frequently mistaken for ET or for Parkinson’s disease, but it is not related to either of those. ET: keep reading
How often does this scenario occur? Someone with a chronic condition that is not life-threatening – let’s say migraine headaches – has been seeing doctors for years. There has been a succession of drugs, second opinions, alternative therapies, but the migraines still happen. Then the patient hears an ad for an exciting new treatment that keep reading
Essential tremor (ET) is a permanent condition marked by involuntary rhythmic movements of the hands (most commonly), head, voice or other body parts. The exact cause is not fully understood, but it is known that the source of ET is malfunctioning brain signals. Caffeine and ET There is abundant patient information on the internet that keep reading
Essential tremor (ET) can become a physical, emotional and social disability. ET patients whose tremors interfere with daily tasks (eating, dressing, bathing, writing, etc.) must often turn to help from caring family and friends. While the needs of ET patients are well identified, this is less true for ET caregivers. A new study explored the keep reading
According to the International Essential Tremor Foundation, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is the most common surgical treatment for hand tremors that don’t respond to medication. It has published outcomes showing that most tremor patients still experience improvement 7-10 years later.i A noninvasive alternative to DBS surgery is MRI-guided FUS (MRgFUS). Granted, it does not yet keep reading
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