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Involuntary Shaking of Hands and Forearms: Benign Essential Tremor

 
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Some illnesses that can cause tremor are hyperthyroid, Wilson’s disease, pheocromocytoma, or Parkinson’s disease.

There are organizations where you can find information and support:

International Essential Tremor Foundation
http://www.essentialtremor.org/SiteResources/Data/Templates/t1.asp?docid=514&DocName=Home
Tremor Action Network
http://www.tremoraction.org/
We Move: Worldwide Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders
http://www.wemove.org/

Sources:

Medline Plus: Essential Tremor
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000762.htm
National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke: Essential Tremor Information Page
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/essential_tremor/essential_tremor.htm

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Anonymous

Benign Essential Tremor is basically a disorder of the nervous system in which a patient experiences rhythmic shaking and it can affect any part of your body. In this sort of disorder the shaking usually occurs in the hands therefore it is known as the tremor of hands. It gets very difficult to perform even the easiest routine tasks like drinking water, eating, driving, writing, shaving or other activities that involve major participation of your hands. It is not a very hazardous medical condition but it does get worse with time therefore needs immediate medical supervision so that the disaster can be avoided.
http://www.naturalherbsclinic.com/Benign-Essential-Tremor.php

September 15, 2012 - 12:55pm
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Anonymous

Thank you for including Tremor Action Network as a resource.

July 8, 2010 - 10:33am
(reply to Anonymous)

You are so welcome! Thank you for visiting the site.

July 9, 2010 - 6:47am
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