Essential Tremor & Health Medicine Articles

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4 Essential Tremor Treatments / Procedures

November 28, 2020

If you are still experiencing shaking in your hands, your head, and even your voice after trying traditional treatment options for essential tremor, you may find yourself feeling hopeless. While medications and therapy can be effective for some, those with more severe tremors may need to progress to surgical treatment in order to find the…

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Tests Used to Diagnose Tremor

November 25, 2020

Internists and neurologists use a series of approaches to diagnose a patient with tremor. Tremors might be an isolated condition like essential tremor or ET. But tremor may also be a symptom of an underlying condition rather than a standalone issue. One diagnostic tool that doctors may use to test and diagnose a tremor is…

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What are Tremors? (Types, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment)

November 24, 2020

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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Essential Tremor and Stress

November 20, 2020

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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Essential Voice Tremors (Are Tremors Causing Shaky Voice)

November 20, 2020

As we age, our bodies undergo a myriad of changes from intermittent aches and pains to more consistent issues that can become a daily struggle. Essential voice tremor is a common issue that impacts the vocal cords and alters the sound production, volume, and stability of speech, most often resulting in a shaky voice. Voice…

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Essential Tremor Medications

October 21, 2020

When essential tremor negatively impacts your ability to comfortably go about your day, your doctor might advise a treatment plan that involves long-term medication protocols. Beta-blockers, epilepsy medications, tranquilizers, and migraine drugs are often used to treat this condition. With medication usage, patients with essential tremor may see an improvement in the muscle control necessary…

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Hand Tremors Explained

October 21, 2020

Hand tremors, also known as shaky hands, can interrupt your daily life. Hand tremors can vary in their magnitude, frequency, and progression over time. Your tremor might make specialized movements like threading a needle difficult.  This condition can also be severe and impact many other aspects of life. In some cases, it can even decrease…

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Why Do Old People Shake? (Causes of Sudden Shaking in the Elderly)

October 21, 2020

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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What is Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery?

October 7, 2020

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery is a surgical procedure used to help those struggling with movement disorders such as essential tremor. During this procedure, wires tipped with electrodes are implanted in areas of the brain that regulate motor symptoms. This wiring funnels through the neck and connects to an impulse generator (IPG) battery implanted under…

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