Other names for Essential Tremor
Essential Tremors is caused by overactive cells in the area of the brain called the thalamus. The thalamus is about the size of a walnut and within the brain there are two of them. If there are overactive cells in the right thalamus, the person will have signs of tremor on the left side and vice versa. Some patients suffer from tremor on both sides.
Essential tremors (ET) is when you have uncontrolled shaking movements in parts of your body - most commonly the arms and hands. It tends to occur in families. It is mild in some people but can become severe, debilitating, and demoralizing. First and foremost, Essential Tremor can begin at any age from ages 1 to 100. ET doesn’t discriminate with age, race, sex, or national origin. www.diannshaddoxfoundation.org
Do you know? What is ET Essential Tremor
Have you ever observed someone's hands, head or body trembling when they are holding a glass, trying to write or just sitting still and wondered what was wrong with them.
Essential Tremor neurological illnesses in which there is a problem with movement control: either there is excessive movement, or a paucity of voluntary and automatic movements, that is unrelated to muscle weakness or paralysis.
Neurological Conditions or Movement Disorders
Many people who have Neurological conditions become disabled at worst and feel frustrated or embarrassed at best.
Quality of life is a big issue for people with movement disorders. Daily activities such as feeding, drinking, grooming and writing become difficult if not impossible. Many people with movement disorders are too embarrassed to go into public and so remain isolated in their homes. Stereotypes shape the way we think about people and situations.
With awareness, people with movement disorders can come out of hiding; live normal lives as anyone with a
Do you know? ET Essential Tremor is DEVASTATING, DEBILITATING, DEMORALIZING
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ET Essential Tremor is DEVASTATING, DEBILITATING, DEMORALIZING and isn’t just a social issue.
• ET is Demoralizing. It is embarrassing when you are not able to hold a pencil or crayon in your hand to write or color and people stare and laugh.
• ET is Devastating. Living with uncontrollable tremor makes it difficult to dress, and feed yourself. Many people will never live their dream of being an artist, musician, singer, athlete, actor, doctor, or nurse.
• ET is Debilitating & Disabling. It isn’t just a social problem when you cut and burn yourself as you try to cook, can’t drive a car, and you are fired from a job because your hands tremor and head shakes. Many people lose the ability to talk from voice tremors and aren’t able to write or sign to communicate. Sleep is another problem with body tremors.