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Essential Tremor

Essential Tremor - Treatments

  • How is essential tremor treated? Can essential tremors be cured?

Currently, there are no cures for essential tremors. However, it can be controlled by medication and surgery (deep brain stimulation) (More below). Medications such as propanolol, primidone, gabapentin, topiramate and clonazepam are used to manage essential tremor. The choice of medicine depends on the patient’s medical history and preference.

Although some may experience relief of symptoms for about an hour after a glass of wine, it is not recommended to manage symptoms with alcohol. One may end up drinking too much alcohol, leading to other conditions such as obesity, stroke and fatty liver disease.

  • What are types of exercises useful to manage essential tremor?

There are no specific exercises that can help manage essential tremor. It is important that you stay physically active to maintain physical well-being.

  • What is the life expectancy of someone with essential tremor?

People diagnosed with essential tremors do not have a shorter life expectancy.

Essential Tremor - Other Information