While treatments overlap in some areas, getting the best care requires the right diagnosis. The two conditions have key differences to look for: Essential tremor doesnt cause associated health problems, while Parkinsons carries other symptoms, such as stooped posture and balance problems.
Can essential tremor become Parkinsons?
Patients with essential tremor (ET) may develop Parkinsons disease (PD); however, few studies have examined the clinical features of this combination syndrome.
Is essential tremor a progressive disease?
Essential tremor (ET) is a progressive, neurological disease characterized by tremor, most often of the hands or arms. A tremor is an involuntary, rhythmic, movement of a body part. Tremor may be seen as involuntary shaking or trembling of the affected area.
Are essential tremors worse?
Tremors tend to be worse during movement than when at rest. The tremors are usually not dangerous. But they can get worse over time. Staying away from things that might make tremors worse, such as stress, caffeine, and certain medicines, may be helpful.