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What is Tremor?

What is Tremor?

Tremors are an abnormal condition in which a person experiences involuntary muscle movements that can occur in a specific body area, ...more »

  • Tremor: Involuntary trembling most commonly of the hands.
  • Tremor: Tremor is the shaking movement of the whole body or just a certain part of it, often caused by problems of the neurons responsible for muscle action. (from Wikipedia)
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Tremor: an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear).
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Tremor: Introduction

Types of Tremor:

Types of Tremor:

  • Resting tremor - when tremor occurs in resting positions
  • Postural tremor - when tremor results from attempts to maintain postures.
    • Physiological tremor
    • Essential tremor
    • Tremor with basal ganglia disease
    • Cerebellar postural tremor
    • Tremor with peripheral neuropathy
    • Post-traumatic tremor
    • Alcoholic tremor
  • Kinetic tremor - also called action tremor, results when making a motion.
  • Task-specific tremor - occurs when writing, speaking, or standing.
  • Hysterical tremor - also called psychogenic tremor; reduces when person is distracted.
  • Drug-induced tremor
  • more types...»

Broader types of Tremor:

How serious is Tremor?

Prognosis of Tremor: Tremor is not fatal, but prognosis more commonly depends on the underlying disorder causing tremor.
Complications of Tremor: see complications of Tremor

What causes Tremor?

Causes of Tremor: see causes of Tremor

What are the symptoms of Tremor?

Symptoms of Tremor: see symptoms of Tremor

Complications of Tremor: see complications of Tremor

Tremor: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Tremor.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Tremor.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Tremor: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Tremor.
Treatments for Tremor: see treatments for Tremor
Research for Tremor: see research for Tremor

Society issues for Tremor


Hospitalization statistics for Tremor: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Tremor:

  • 0.001% (158) of hospital consultant episodes were for essential tremor in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 86% of hospital consultant episodes for essential tremor required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 44% of hospital consultant episodes for essential tremor were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 56% of hospital consultant episodes for essential tremor were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • more statistics...»

Organs Affected by Tremor:

Organs and body systems related to Tremor include:

Name and Aliases of Tremor

Main name of condition: Tremor

Other names or spellings for Tremor:

Shudder
Source - WordNet 2.1

Tremor: Related Conditions

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