Holding wrist steady

If you or a loved one have essential tremor, you may already understand how frustrating and isolating it can be. Essential tremor is the most common movement disorder. It mostly occurs in those over 65. Despite its prevalence, scientists have struggled to find a definitive answer regarding essential tremor’s underlying cause. Treatments for the disorder…

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Woman thining

Millions of Americans suffer from anxiety, which can cause nervousness, difficulty concentrating, shaking, and muscle tension. Anxiety can cause shakiness on its own and it can also make an existing tremor more pronounced. It’s important to note that if you have an existing movement disorder like essential tremor, or ET, feelings of anxiety can exacerbate…

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Woman applying lipstick

If you’re experiencing a tremor, you’re not alone. Millions of people in the U.S. deal with some form of tremor. In some cases, the trembling and shakiness caused by tremor is the result of a benign or even a temporary condition. Tremor can also be a symptom of a more serious underlying health issue. To…

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Woman working on a computer

Everyone experiences stress at some point, and we all have different coping mechanisms to deal with it. Our bodies react to stress with biological processes that have been handed down from millions of years of evolution. Although we’re no longer battling saber-toothed tigers, the source of modern stresses can still create that primal fight or…

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Patient consulting with physican

Some people might develop a tremor as they get older, although shaking can occur at any age. While trembling is often conflated with Parkinson’s disease, there are many other common causes of shaking, from temporary, benign conditions to side effects of prescription drugs. If you’re an older patient curious about the cause of your shaking,…

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