Essential tremor gets worse in stressful situations.

How Stress Makes Essential Tremor WorseEssential tremor (ET) is the most common form of uncontrollable rhythmic shaking, though it is sometimes misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s disease. The involuntary trembling results from abnormal communication between certain areas of the brain (cerebellum, thalamus, and brain stem). It is estimated that 10 million Americans suffer from ET, though many keep reading

Essential tremor is different from Parkinson’s disease and often far less serious

Benign Essential Tremor vs. Parkinson’s Disease: What’s the Difference? No one wishes for a chronic, long-lasting medical condition but some are more dreaded than others – especially if there’s no cure. Diseases that involve neurological deterioration are particularly fearful. They affect the brain and/or nervous system. They include deteriorating conditions like MS, ALS, Huntington’s disease, keep reading

A new noninvasive painless procedure controls essential tremor with no drugs or surgery.

Until recently, surgical treatments such as Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) or thalamotomy would be offered to control ET once medication fails to do so. In either case, the scalp, skull and brain are physically invaded to administer the treatment. Now, there is a technologic breakthrough called Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Guided Focused Ultrasound, or simply MRgFUS, that is completely noninvasive. keep reading
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