Expert Video - What's a Parkinson's tremor?

Expert neurologists explain that a Parkinson’s tremor is a resting tremor, meaning that the rhythmic movement, or shaking, happens to an arm, hand, or a leg while it is at rest. It will go away or stop when you move the affected part of the body. Parkinson’s tremor usually starts on one side of the body and can spread to the other as the disease advances. They also describe essential tremor (also called familial tremor) which is faster than a Parkinson's tremor and happens when moving the affected part of the body.

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