Tremors are experienced by people where their head may keep shaking involuntarily and the hands could appear to be shaky to. The term Essential Tremors is used to describe the condition most times although there is a difference between the condition witnessed with patients of Parkinson’s disease and the other cases of Tremors. It is a neurological disorder brought on by other diseases or due to side effects of some medicine consumed.
HOW IS TREMORS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of tremors is done by a neurologist who observes these symptoms and also does a CT scan and MRI to confirm the same.
HOW IS TREMORS TREATED?
There is no cure for most tremors. Treatment to relieve them depends on their cause. In many cases, medicines and sometimes surgical procedures can reduce or stop tremors and improve muscle control. Tremors are not life threatening. However, they can be embarrassing and make it hard to perform daily tasks. Surgical intervention such as thalamotomy and deep brain stimulation may ease certain tremors. These surgeries are usually performed only when the tremor is severe and does not respond to drugs. Response can be excellent.
DID YOU KNOW?
The normal or physiological tremor is a fine, almost imperceptible, tremor that is difficult to see by the naked eye and does not interfere with activities. It can be seen in the fingers when the arms are outstretched. The frequency of the contractions is in the area of 8 to 13 cycles per minute. The cause of this tremor is not known, but it is not considered to be associated with any disease process.