Essential Tremor on Yahoo Answers

August 24, 2018

Searching essential tremor on Yahoo Answers can provide lots of beneficial information about the condition as well as treatment options. Searching essential tremor on multiple internet platforms can provide you more beneficial information than just searching on one, because of the mass amounts of information on each. Though Yahoo Answers may not be the most popular search engine in comparison with Google and Mozilla Firefox, using Yahoo Answers is a great way to become more familiar with the condition. 

The first thing we searched on Yahoo Answers was “what is essential tremor?” The best answer that came up was: 

Essential tremor (ET) is a nerve disorder characterized by uncontrollable shaking, or "tremors", in different parts and on different sides of the body. Areas affected often include the hands, arms, head, larynx, or voice box (making the voice sound shaky), tongue, chin and other areas. Rarely, the lower body is affected. 

ET is not a life-threatening disorder, unless it prevents a patient from caring for him/herself. Most people are able to live normal lives with this condition -- although they may find everyday activities like eating, dressing or writing difficult, which leads them to withdraw socially. But it is only when the tremors become severe that they actually cause disability. 

The term "tremor" is used to describe the uncontrollable shaking associated with ET, but that's a symptom that can be caused by a multitude of different factors and diseases -- including Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, fatigue after exercise, extreme emotional distress, brain tumors, some prescription drugs, metabolic abnormalities, and alcohol or drug withdrawal.”

The second thing we searched for essential tremor on Yahoo Answers was “how to treat essential tremor” and the best answer was: 

“Propranolol (or Inderal) is a beta blocker drug and will work well for both tremor and for high blood pressure - although in general, beta blockers are used less often now for high blood pressure than they were previously. How long you need to take it will vary depending on your response and on what happens in years to come if your doctor tries to reduce the dose. Side effects of beta blockers include fatigue and vivid dreams - although many of those who take them get no side effects at all.”

 After researching a few more answers and questions, we found that Yahoo Answers, since it is more of a forum type of question and answer platform, is not the most accurate resource. Make sure that when doing your own resource, you use reliable sources to provide the best information possible. Though the forum type of platform can be useful in sharing experiences, it is also subject to error and opinion. Webmd and other academic and medical resources that use information taken from professionals and research are the best to find more information about essential tremor. Again, searching essential tremor on Yahoo Answers can help you learn about the experiences of others, but it is not always the most accurate and is subject to change. If you are interested in learning more about essential tremor, visit our website for accurate and complete information about our treatments as well as the condition. 

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