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Essential Tremor: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Essential Tremor (ET) is considered the most common neurologic movement disorder. ET is a chronic condition characterised by involuntary, rhythmic shaking of a body part, most typically the hands and arms.

Essential Tremor (ET) is considered the most common neurologic movement disorder. ET is a chronic condition characterised by involuntary, rhythmic shaking of a body part, most typically the hands and arms.

Essential Tremor (ET) is considered the most common neurologic movement disorder. ET is a chronic condition characterised by involuntary, rhythmic shaking of a body part, most typically the hands and arms.

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Essential Tremor Treatment

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Essential Tremor (ET) is considered the most common neurologic movement disorder. ET is a chronic condition characterised by involuntary, rhythmic shaking of a body part, most typically the hands and arms.

Essential tremor is a neurological (nervous system) disorder which causes involuntary shaking or trembling of particular parts of the body, usually the head and hands. The voice (larynx) may also be affected, resulting in a shaky voice.

The tremors typically worsen when there is movement, and reduce significantly or stop altogether when resting. Some people may find that the condition worsens if they their bodies are in certain positions.

Essential tremor gradually worsens over time and with advancing age. Although the cause is unknown, and there is no cure, there are treatments available to help you manage symptoms.

Same Day Diagnosis

At Dementech Neurosciences, we endeavour to see you on the same day, if possible. You no longer have to wait to be seen by an expert and can be seen alongside your journey with the NHS, With your consent, we can also share the full consultation report with your GP.

Same Day Tests, Assessments & Scans

The consultation will begin with an assessment, followed by a diagnosis. Once you have received your diagnosis, you will be given a management plan and will be prescribed with medication. You will also receive a full consultation report.

15-minute Consultation with Patient Advisor

Schedule a free 15-minute initial consultation with a Patient Advisory. This is an opportunity to discuss your condition where the Patient Advisor will suggest the most appropriate route to suits your specific needs.

Video Consultations Available

Dementech Neurosciences is now offering tele consultations to patients who are unable to physically attend our clinic on Wimpole street.

We will be conducting these calls through Skype, FaceTime and WhatsApp call/Video call.

Prices start from £250

You can book a half an hour Skype consultation with a doctor for £250.

 

Full hour consultations with a doctor starts from £450.

Essential Tremor Symptoms

The symptoms of essential tremor include:

  • Affects the muscles that you consciously move
  • Head nodding
  • A quivering voice
  • A small, rapid tremor
  • A tremor that increases with movement or activity
  • A tremor that decreases when resting
  • A tremor that stops when asleep
  • A tremor that worsens with age

The hands, voice and head are most commonly affected by tremors. As time progresses, some people may also experience tremors of the arms, eyes and although very rarely, the legs.

leg tremor
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Essential Tremor vs Parkinson's disease

Essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease are two different conditions.

Essential tremor is characterised by shaking during activity or movement. The tremors can worsen or continue during movement.

The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include involuntary tremor when you are inactive, muscle stiffness, slowness of movement and ‘freezing’.

What affects essential tremors?

There are certain factors that are known to worsen the tremors, including:

  • Emotional stress
  • Physical activity
  • Caffeinated drinks
  • Fatigue and insufficient sleep
  • Alcohol consumption (in some people)
hand tremor
Essential Tremor

Essential Tremor Diagnosis

At Dementech Neurosciences, our doctors will provide a comprehensive assessment of the type and severity of tremor.

Hear From Our Happy Patients

Have had nothing but kindness and professionalism from Dementech and all their staff. From their initial guidance by Shakeela, through to staff conducting the MRI tests and Dr. Lucio D'Anna for his expertise clarity of explanation, compassion and consideration. Special mention to Zobia, who saved the day with her quick thinking that helped my mother-in-law to obtain extended care. Overall a perfect experience. Cannot recommend them enough.N Mohamed
My family and I experienced one of the hardest times of our lives having to deal with my wife’s deteriorating condition. I would like to personally thank the lovely young lady Zobiaa from Dementech, for showering us with compassion, empathy and genuine care and concern. Her professionalism, high-level customer service and communication, eye for detail, and willingness to go the extra mile to accommodate our needs and make not only my wife, but our whole family, feel as comfortable and supported as possible, is something we will always be grateful for. Thank you so much for your friendly and polite presence Zobiaa and taking the time and effort to build a relationship with us. You really made our visits to the clinic a positive, 5 star experience.P Allen

Essential Tremor Treatment

At Dementech Neurosciences, we offer pharmacological intervention including injections for the treatment of this invalidating condition.

There is no cure for essential tremor. Treatment aims to suppress the involuntary movements, and can include:

  • Avoidance of known triggers, such as alcohol or caffeine
  • Stress management techniques
  • Medications, including injections
  • Regular monitoring and observation – if the tremor is mild
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Frequently Asked Questions

I'M CLAUSTROPHOBIC. DO YOU HAVE ANY ALTERNATIVES TO THE MRI SCAN?

Yes we do. We offer an Upright MRI and an Open MRI

WILL I GET A COPY OF MY TEST RESULTS?

Yes, you will get a copy of your results as well as a CD of the MRI scan on request

HOW QUICKLY CAN I BE SEEN?

We endeavour to see you on the same day, if possible.

CAN YOU ARRANGE TESTS?

All tests can be arranged prior to your consultation with us and ever after the consultation.

WHAT DOES THE CONSULTATION ENTAIL?

The consultation will begin with an assessment, followed by a diagnosis. Once you have received your diagnosis, you will be given a management plan and will be prescribed with medication. You will also receive a full consultation report.

IF I AM SEEN PRIVATELY, WILL I BE TAKEN OFF THE NHS WAITING LIST?

No. Seeing a doctor at Dementech will not affect your care through the NHS.

DO YOU OFFER VIDEO CALLS?

Dementech Neurosciences is now offering tele consultations to patients who are unable to physically attend our clinic on Wimpole street. We will be conducting these calls through Skype, FaceTime and WhatsApp call/Video call.

DO YOU PROVIDE FINANCE?

At this current time we do not offer finance. Payments will need to be made prior to tests and consultations.

HOW QUICKLY CAN WE GET AN MRI, BLOOD TEST AND OTHER TESTING DONE?

You can get the tests within 2 days of requesting it.

Test results will be received within 2 days.

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