What is “essential tremor”, the condition suffered by Horacio Rodríguez Larreta

A few days ago, a photo of the head of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, drinking water and holding the bottle with both hands. Faced with comments from Twitter users, the referent of Together for Change said that they suffer from “essential tremor”so doubts arose about this condition.

Larreta defined it as a “condition that affects the pulse”, which “never changed” his life, but it does become noticeable in some situations of daily life.. The president of the Buenos Aires territory narrated that he was diagnosed at the age of 5.

“It happened to me when I was little when I had to draw or learn to write, it happens to me today when I have to hold a bottle or a microphone and it will happen to me in 20 years when I’m drawing with my grandchildren,” he said.

Rodríguez Larreta criticized the networks to explain his health condition: “I have essential tremor”

“Essential tremor”: what it is about

According to information from the library of the United States Department of Health (NIH), the “essential tremor” is a type of involuntary tremor movement, that is to say that the person who shakes “cannot stop doing it at will”.

Although the exact cause of this condition is unknown, Some research suggests that it is likely the part of the brain that controls movement “doesn’t work properly in people with essential tremor”.

One of the most notable symptoms is the tremor in the forearm and hands, but may also affect the head, eyelids, or other muscles. However, it rarely manifests in the legs or feet.

Essential tremor is common in the hands and arms.

For this reason, it is common for a person suffering from this condition to have difficulty holding small objects. Other physical manifestations that may occur are “tremulous sound” or emotion of the voiceas well as problems writing and drawing.

Essential tremor can come and go often worsens with age, stress, caffeine, lack of sleep, and use of certain medications. Also, it cannot affect both sides of the body.

Depending on the case, treatment is not usually necessary, but it is advisable to try techniques that help to relax stress in the event that it is related to situations of this type.


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