There is no cure for essential tremor and in mild cases, essential tremor does not require treatment. However, if it interferes with a person's day-to-day activities then treatment becomes necessary.
Two treatment options are availabe:
Medications include drugs that reduce the severity of essential tremor such as Mysolin and Neurotin which are anti-seizure drugs.
Beta blockers such as propranolol have been shown to relieve some symptoms of ET in some people.
Botox injections can also be given since they have proven to be effective for vocal and head tremors.
A surgical procedure called deep brain simulation (DBS), is usually performed when therapy with drugs fails. In this procedure, electrical leads are implanted into the thalamus, this helps the thalamus to better control muscle movements.
Currently there is no known way to prevent essential tremors since the exact cause is not known.
7 Risks and Complications
There are several risks and complications associated with essential tremor.
Some possible risk factors for essential tremor include:
autosomal dominant inheritance pattern,
The inherited variety of essential tremor (familial tremor) is an autosomal dominant disorder. A defective gene from just one parent is all that it takes for next generation (children of affected parents) to have this condition.If only one parent has a genetic mutation for essential tremor, then children will have a 50 percent chance of developing the disorder.
Essential tremor is more common in people age 40 and older.
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