Involuntary and Rhythmic Shaking

Essential Tremor (ET), also referred to as familial, idiopathic or benign tremor, is a neurological condition that causes uncontrollable shaking of the hands, head and voice, but it can also cause legs and trunk to shake. The tremor is associated with movement while doing actions and can impact a person’s ability to live an independent and active lifestyle. ET is often confused with Parkinson’s Disease, although it’s eight times more common, affecting an estimated 10 million Americans and millions more worldwide.1 The cause of essential tremor is not fully understood, which is why it is referred to as “essential.”

Top 5 Websites to Find Information on Essential Tremor

There could be many reasons why you are seeking medical information on Essential Tremor. You may want to understand your symptoms, you may have been diagnosed with ET and want to learn more, or perhaps you want to help a friend or a loved one. No matter where you are on your journey, this website can be a source of information for you.

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Essential Tremor Facebook Groups

Do you belong to any Facebook Groups? There is a wide array of knowledge and insights available by joining an ET Facebook Group. Most importantly, these groups enable you to connect with others who have similar day-to-day challenges. The following Facebook Groups cover many different topics related to ET and encourage participation among the members of the community.

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* Insightec does not review or endorse any patient Facebook groups and cannot guarantee that the content in any Facebook group is accurate or complete. This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always discuss treatment options with your physician or other qualified health provider.


10 Reasons Why People May Decide to Get Treated for Essential Tremor

A Frost & Sullivan survey of patients with ET, commissioned by Insightec, found that patients surveyed reported decline in self-esteem and quality of life and loss of independence and ability to pursue hobbies. Here we present the top 10 commonly expressed reasons why people decided to pursue treatment for their Essential Tremor.

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