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Benign Essential Tremor: Everything You Need To Know


It is a neurological disorder that causes involuntary and rhythmic shaking movements of the body, usually involving the hands and the neck.
This condition affects both men and women. The frequency of essential tremor growths with age and about 4% of adults 40 years of age and older are affected. [2]
- It affects activities of daily living negatively (ADL)
- Treatable by a medical professional
- Lab tests / X-ray is required
- Effects the quality of life
- Chronic disorder
The cause of essential tremor, alternatively known as benign essential tremor, is unknown. The risk factors of this condition include genetic mutation and age (40 years and older). Most of the tremors can't be treated easily, but they can disappear their own.


The symptoms of benign essential tremor include nodding head, shaking of voice, disturbance in writing, and emotional stress.
Self-diagnosable: Doctor may require the following information by reviewing of medical history, family history, and symptoms followed tests like:
- Neurological examination
- Electromyography (EMG) test to check the electrical activity of muscles
- Laboratory tests like blood and urine tests for factors like thyroid disease, levels of chemicals that cause tremor.


Lifestyle changes:
- Appropriate sleep schedule
- Relaxation techniques like yoga and meditation
- Avoid foods that contain caffeine like coffee, tea and soda’s
- Avoid alcohol consumption
Indication: If the tremors become severe you may feel difficulty in holding a cup, eating, talking, and writing.
Medicines: Medications include beta blockers, anti-seizure, and tanquilizers.
Botox injection: Botox injection can improve tremors for at least three months.
Surgery: Surgery involves implanting a stimulating device in the brain that controls movement.
Specialists: Those affected by this condition may be referred to a neurologist. At mfine, you can avail a holistic treatment plan for optimum health.

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