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Monday, 26 November 2012 10:21

Essential tremor or Parkinsonism!

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Dear Doctor,

For the last three months I have tremors in the thumb of my left foot. It disappears during sleep and when I am calmly reading a book. It increases when I am writing something, cutting fruit, selecting something to purchase from a shop, using keyboard, talking emotionally etc. Only thumb of left foot is trembles even if I am writing with hand.

Other, perhaps, related things I notice is the weaker grip of my left foot thumb and connected finger compared to right foot if I try to hold anything with them. I also have cramps in my left foot and calf. I also feel reduced sensation or a different sensation in both feet not exactly numbness or tingling. Sometimes I wake up at night and feel like stretching arms, legs, and entire body which gives me relief but does not satisfy my feeling and body wants me to keep stretching.

I have consulted with the neurologist who doubts it is Essential Tremor. Another doctor said that essential tremors were mostly in the hands so he doubted that it could be the initial stage of Parkinsonism.

Do you think it is the early stage of Parkinsonism? Can you suggest some remedies and/or tips to cure my aliment??
Thanking you in advance for your cooperation.


Yes, the diagnosis or differentiation between essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease can be done by experienced neurological experts on the base of the clinical symptoms. For second opinion you can consult our panel expert Neurologist via our  ask expert service. Since there is no tests exist to diagnose Parkinson's disease, specialist will diagnose Parkinson's disease based on your medical history, a review of your signs and symptoms, and a neurological and physical examination. Also, other potential causes of ET needs to be rule out such as Smoking and smokeless tobacco, hyperthyroidism, sudden alcohol withdrawal  after drinking a lot for a long time, excessive intake of caffeine, use of certain medications age, genetic history to confirm the diagnosis of PD. However, you should start treatment as suggested by your neurologist including medications. You can also consult our Panel expert Neurologist for same.

Homoeopathy and other alternative therapies can help as supportive therapy to get effective control over the symptoms and improve quality of life.
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Other than medication Healthy eating and exercise are helpful to improve quality of life. Eat more of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. These foods are high in fiber, which is important for helping prevent constipation. Also, drink plenty of water and increase fibre intake through supplements.

Regular exercise is extremely important if you have Parkinson's disease. It helps improve mobility, balance, range of motion and even emotional well-being It would be better if you could visit any naturopathy or Ayurvedic health center,for details click here 

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