Get the facts on essential tremorEssential tremor (ET) is a condition that causes uncontrollable shaking in the hands, head and/or voice. ET often begins mildly and progresses over time, and can interfere with daily activities, such as personal care, eating or getting dressed. ET is one of the most common movement disorders in the world.
Americans live with Essential Tremor (ET)
more common than Parkinson’s Disease
Each child of a parent with ET has a
of inheriting a gene for ET
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Treatments are available.
Download these helpful resources to guide your diagnosis journey.
ET Symptom Checker
Do you think you may have ET? Review your symptoms.Download ET Symptom Checker
ET Symptom Diary
Keep a daily record of your symptoms and experiences with your tremor.Download ET Symptom Diary
Talk to Your Doctor
Use these example questions and language to start a conversation with your doctor about ET.Download Conversation Guide
For Neurologists and Other Healthcare Providers
Help your patients understand the symptoms and impacts of ET, as well as the importance of seeking an accurate diagnosis and the treatment options available today.Learn More
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about their diagnosis journey.
“You don’t have to be afraid; you don’t have to suffer — just go to your doctor.”
“What started as a slight shake progressed, and eventually I had trouble writing my name and signing checks. Something had to be done, so I went looking for answers.”
Karl E. Wiedamann
“I came to the point in my life where I thought if there’s anything I can do on my part, I should do it.”
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