Essential tremor

Overview

Essential tremor most often affects the hands, though it may also affect the head, voice, arms, or legs. It's not related to Parkinson's disease.

Symptoms

Shaking occurs with simple tasks such as tying shoelaces, writing, or shaving. Symptoms may be aggravated by stress, fatigue, caffeine, and temperature extremes.

Treatments

If needed, treatment may include drugs, such as beta blockers, and physical therapy.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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