Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.

Will Nutrients Help Essential Tremor?

Friday, 18 June 2010 10:01 AM

Question: Is there a nutrient that will help decrease essential tremor? My doctor says it's not Parkinson's. Should I avoid certain foods?

Dr. Hibberd's Answer:

In my experience, tremor conditions are generally not well-controlled by dietary manipulation. Many medications may worsen tremor complaints, so I recommend you review your drug and supplement intake for any stimulants (weight-loss meds, amphetamines, and ADHD medications), decongestants (Sudafed and other decongestant meds), or other medications (caffeine, illicit drugs, alcohol excess /withdrawal, some asthma medications) that may be associated with tremor.

It clearly is time for further action, and if your doctor is not responsive to your concern, request a neurology consultation for a second opinion.

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