Essential tremor is a nervous system (neurological) disorder that causes involuntary and rhythmic shaking. It can affect almost any part of your body, but the trembling occurs most often in your hands — especially when you do simple tasks, such as drinking from a glass or tying shoelaces.
It's usually not a dangerous condition, but essential tremor typically worsens over time and can be severe in some people. Other conditions don't cause essential tremor, although it's sometimes confused with Parkinson's disease.
Essential tremor can occur at any age but is most common in people age 40 and older
Causes-About half of essential tremor cases appear to result from a genetic mutation, although a specific gene hasn't been identified. This form is referred to as familial tremor. It isn't clear what causes essential tremor in people without a known genetic mutation.
Symptoms-Essential tremor signs and symptoms:
· Begin gradually, usually on one side of the body
· Worsen with movement
· Usually occur in the hands first, affecting one hand or both hands
· Can include a "yes-yes" or "no-no" motion of the head
· May be aggravated by emotional stress, fatigue, caffeine or temperature extremes
Risk factors--Known risk factors for essential tremor include:
Genetic mutation. The inherited variety of essential tremor (familial tremor) is an autosomal dominant disorder. A defective gene from just one parent is needed to pass on the condition.
If you have a parent with a genetic mutation for essential tremor, you have a 50 percent chance of developing the disorder yourself.
Age. Essential tremor is more common in people age 40 and older.
Complications-Essential tremor isn't life-threatening, but symptoms often worsen over time. If the tremors become severe, you might find it difficult to:
· Hold a cup or glass without spilling
· Eat normally
· Put on makeup or shave
· Talk, if your voice box or tongue is affected
· Write legibly
Well selected Homoeopathic remedies are effective for controlling tremors safely without any side effects.
LOLIUM TEMULENTUM 30—Lolium temulentum is considered a specific remedy for tremors of hands and fingers. Due to trembling the patient cannot write, cannot hold a glass of water .
GELSEMIUM SEMPERVIRENS 200- Gelsemium is one of the top remedies for essential tremor with weakness and paralysis. There is loss of power of muscular control. Excessive trembling and weakness of muscles of all limbs. There lack of coordination of muscles. Muscles refuse to obey the will. The mind is sluggish and there is profound dullness and drowsiness. Staggering gait due to lack of coordination of muscles. The complaints are aggravated by bad news and other emotional excitement.
AGARICUS MUSCARIUS 200-Agaricus is another effective medicine for essential paralysis especially of hands while writing. There is stiffness in the affected part and tremor in head and tongue also observed. Shaking of head is is accompanied by a feeling of excessive coldness on the head. Another feature is trembling , itching and jerking of the affected part. The affected part cannot bear touch. Itching of skin over the affected part and extreme sensitiveness of the spine. The person cannot hold objects, because of dropping of objects from hand. The complaints are worse from cold or freeze air .
COCCULUS INDICUS 200- Cocculus is another best remedy for essential tremor of hands due to nervous weakness. There is trembling of hands while eating or writing. The hands tremble when it is raised higher.
LATHYRUS SATIVUS 200-Lathyrus is prescribed where tremors of hands due low nerve power with paralytic weakness of lower limbs. There is a feeling as if the limbs are hard and contracted with heaviness. Reflexes are always increased and the movements of fingers and toes are slow.
PHOSPHORUS 200-Phosphorus is best for essential tremor and it is best adapted to tall and slender persons. The person can scarcely hold anything with his hand due to excessive shaking of hands. There is numb feeling along the arm and hands. There is weakness and trembling from every exertion . There is a feeling of formication in hands. Phosphorus patient is extremely sensitive to external impressions like touch, noise, odors and noise. They prefer cold drinks , ice cream and having a craving for meat.
AMBRA GRESIA 200- Ambra gresia is an excellent remedy for trembling of single parts of the body like hands, arms etc due to old age. The patient drops objects what he is carrying. Rhere is cramps and coldness in hands and fingers.
PLUMBUM METALLICUM 200-Plumbum met is another effective remedy for tremor due to weakness and painful lameness of arms ad hands. The patient cannot raise or lift anything with the hand. It is a good remedy for wrist drop.
SILICEA 200-Silicea is best for essential tremors when using the hands like eating, writing or holding any objects. Silicea person feels great difficulty even threading of a needle due shaking of hands. Silicea person is sensitive, irritable, loss of self confidence and head strong nature. They have excessive sweat of foot which is offensive. Silicea person is chilly and all complaints are worse fro cold or slight draught of air.
ZINCUM METALLICUM 200-Zincum met is excellent for essential tremors of hands due to weakness. There is jerking motion of hands especially while writing. Zincum met is a good medicine for restless leg , the feet in continued motion , cannot keep them still. Complaints worse from suppression of skin eruptions, menses etc. Zincummet. persons have violent trembling of whole body especially after mental emotion.Zincum met is good for involuntary motion of head , head shakes from side to side.
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