Essential Tremor (ET)
•Short for Essential Tremor, ET, is fairly common amongst the elderly population, yet may begin at any age.
•ET is different from the PD tremor in that it affects both hands, often involves head tremor and a shaky quality to the patient’s voice.
•Essential tremor is thought to be different from PD.
•However, recent research shows that ET may be a risk factor for PD. In fact, up to 20% of ET patients may develop Parkinsonian symptoms, Parkinson’s… read more
When I went to a neurologist for the first time they didn't MRI to rule out MS. One just said I had essential tremor. I changed neurologists to a neurologist/movement specialist who did many other test along with a DAT scan and based on his observations and test findings he did diagnosed me with Parkinson's