Familial tremor is an involuntary shaking movement that affects hands, arms, eyelids and other muscles. It is inherited and often starts its symptoms in middle-aged. Normally there is no need to treat it, but if the symptoms are severe, it is recommended to visit a doctor to better control them.
Familial tremor is a neurologic disorder that tends to be found in the family history, which results in tremor that gets worse during movement or activity. It typically happens symmetrically in arms and hands and also in the neck muscles.
Familial tremor can be inherited. Familiar tremor is usually a dominant trait, if one of the parents carries the gene, then the son or daughter has a higher risk to have the tremor. However, affected parents are no necessity to suffer from an essential tremor. People with familial tremors may have trouble holding things. Emotional stress can increase the tremors as well. The specific symptoms include head nodding, shaking or quivering sound, problems with writing, drawing and drinking. It may occur when the person moves, which is called motion-related tremor, or when the persons gets older. In rest symptoms are slight. Sometimes it gets worse with stress and caffeine. Alcohol consumption typically lowers symptoms.
Familial tremor normally does not need to be treated. Some medicine may help to relieve the symptoms such as propranolol (a beta blocker) and primidone (a drug to treat seizure). They are the cornerstones of medical therapy for familial tremor. Besides, other medicine like anti-seizure drugs, mild tranquilizers, and calcium-channel blockers (a blood pressure drug) are also commonly used. For some patients with refractory upper extremity tremors, a surgery will be considered. Thereby a deep brain stimulator gets implanted.
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