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Posted on Mon, 14 Aug 2017 in Brain and Spine
Question: I'm 75 and have had an essential head tremor for a number of years. It's becoming worse and I've started feeling a little lightheaded and off balance. Might that be connected to the head tremor?
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Visit to a neurologist

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and understand your concern.
Essential head tremors usually doesn't involve balance.
At this age possibility of cerebellar degeneration or some deficiency should be evaluated.
Hypothyroidism causes cerebellar symptoms.
You should get examined by a neurologist.
Vitamin B 12 testing should be done.
Brain Mri may be required too.
Mild lightheadedness can be due to anxiety, decreased sleep and requires addition of amitriptyline or sertraline.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Do get back to me for further information.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
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