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Hi. I have Essential Tremors. Is this specifically genetic disease,

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Posted on Thu, 20 Dec 2018 in Sleep Disorders
Question: Hi. I have Essential Tremors. Is this specifically genetic disease, or can anyone get it?
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar 41 minutes later
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In 50% of the patients

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Hello,
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

I read your query and understand your concerns.

Essential tremor is strongly linked with genetics but it does not mean all cases have family history of essential tremor. It has been observed that only 50% of individuals with essential tremor have family history and rest 50% have illness without any link to genetics.

So it can be stated that despite being a genetic disorder, the essential tremor is not exclusively genetic disorder and anybody can get it.

I hope this answers you.
Feel free to write back to me if you have more questions.
Thanks and regards.
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