Tremor is the involuntary movements of one or more parts of the body. Causes of tremor include neurological disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, drugs, mercury poisoning, overactive thyroid and liver failure. There are several types of tremor. Treatment depends upon the type of tremor and availability of medications for the condition. Read more: Tremors Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- Beta Blockers (Drug Class, List of Brand and Generic Names)
- botulinum toxin - injection, Botox, Botox Cosmetic, Dysport
- propranolol s.r. - oral, Inderal LA
- propranolol - oral, Inderal
- diazepam - injection, Valium
- metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL)
- Beta Blocker Side Effects (Adverse Effects)
- atenolol, Tenormin
- Alprazolam vs. Diazepam (Differences between Side Effects and Uses)
- propranolol, Inderal, Inderal LA, Innopran XL
- Primidone (Mysoline) Side Effects, Dosage, and Uses
- nadolol (Corgard)
Prevention & Wellness
- New Drug Could Help Kids With MS
- Babies of Opioid-Addicted Moms May Struggle in School
- Wrist Device Shows Promise for Hand Tremors
- Coffee Doesn't Help Parkinson's Motor Disorders
- Singing May Be Good Medicine for Parkinson's Patients
- Diabetes Drug Shows Promise Against Parkinson's
- Early Parkinson's May Prompt Vision Problems
- Babies Born Addicted to Opioids Often Struggle With Learning
- Hepatitis Infection May Raise Risk for Parkinson's Disease
- Exercising 2.5 Hours a Week May Slow Parkinson's Progression
- Is It Parkinson's or Something Else? Blood Test Might Tell
- Kids Born to Opioid-Addicted Moms Seem to Fare Poorly in School
- New Parkinson's Drug May Combat Movement Difficulties
- New Parkinson's Gene Identified
- Inhaled Version of Parkinson's Drug May Help Keep Symptoms at Bay
- Immune Therapy Makes Headway Against a Lymphoma
- Cellular Defect May Be Linked to Parkinson's: Study
- For Uncontrolled Tremor, Ultrasound Instead of Brain Surgery?
- Cancer Drug Shows Early Promise for Parkinson's Disease
- Ultrasound Device Approved to Treat Essential Tremor
- Early Weight Loss With Parkinson's May Be a Red Flag
- New Clues to Easing Side Effects From Parkinson's Drug
- Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Some Parkinson's Pain for Years
- Study Underscores Power of Placebo Effect
- Exercise May Cut Fall Risk for Some Parkinson's Patients
- Methamphetamine Use Linked to Parkinson's Risk
- Are Migraines in Middle Age Tied to Raised Parkinson's Risk Later?
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- Deep Brain Stimulation May Help in Early Stages of Parkinson's
- Fake Marijuana Use Is a Serious Problem for Teens
- Depression Takes a Toll on Parkinson's Patients
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- How Much Caffeine Is in Your Energy Drink?
- Sleep Boosts Memory for Parkinson's Patients, Study Suggests
- Electrical Brain Stimulation Curbs Epileptic Seizures in Rats
- Parkinson's Patients Experience Declines Years Before Diagnosis
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- Smoking, Pesticides Might Spur Rare 'Sleep-Kicking' Disorder
- Device Calms Parkinson's Tremor for 3+ Years
- 50 Years of Data Confirm Benefit of Antipsychotics
- Eye Tremors May Aid Early Diagnosis of Parkinson's: Study
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- People With Signs of Parkinson's Wait to See Doctor
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