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Essential tremor


Other Names for this Disease
  • Benign essential tremor
  • Familial essential tremor
  • Hereditary essential tremor
  • Presenile tremor syndrome
  • Tremor, hereditary essential, 1
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  • I have a relative who has essential tremor. How might this condition affect the activities of daily living? Are there ways to manage the symptoms? Click here for answer