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Essential Tremor

Alternate Names : Benign Essential Tremor, Senile Tremor, Idiopathic Tremor, ET

Essential Tremor | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

At this time, there is no known way to prevent ET.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

Over time, the tremor can become severe enough to make it hard to do anything that calls for fine motor skills, such as:

  • writing
  • eating
  • drinking
  • dressing
  • The loss of function and embarrassment often affect quality of life. Over time, ET gets worse. This means that either the tremors become more pronounced, or they come more often.

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    Essential Tremor: Treatment & Monitoring

    Author: Michael Curiel, MD
    Reviewer: Kathleen A. MacNaughton, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 04/08/02

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