ESSENTIAL TREMORS affecting ONE Arm and Head


Essential tremors (ETs) are the commonest causes of tremors, along with Parkinson’s disease (PD). It is usually thought that tremors affecting one hand are typical of PD, and in ET, tremors affect both hands. However, in clinical practice, it is not unusual to see patients with ET, who have tremors affecting only one hand. The patient shown in the video above has tremors affecting left arm and head.

Patients with essential tremors respond well to medications such as propranolol and topiramate.

Published by Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Medicine) DM (Neurology)

I am a doctor with 25 years experience. I have worked as a neurologist for about 20 years. Educating public and healthcare professionals is very dear to me. This is possible due to my interactions with thousands of patients and their caregivers. I salute the patients who suffer and it is our duty to minimise suffering by preventing diseases and ensuring prompt diagnosis and treatment of those already affected.

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