Essential tremour diagnosed. Some questions about living with it
My husband is 28 yars old. A few months ago he started getting shaky hands when hold small things (e.g. a spoon) and went yesterday to the neurologist. There he received the diagnosis of an essential tremor. The doctor told him that it's hereditary but not life-threatening. That's it. We obviously have a lot of questions.
1. How much will the shaking impair his life if it keeps progressing?
2. He needs to take Beta blockers. Do they really help and how great are the side effects in general?
3. We have two children. Will they inherit it?
4. We actually wanted to have another child - is it irresponsible to bring a child into the world when you know that they could inherit this condition? Is that cruel? Or is it easy to cope with?
5. Are there other things (Sport, Nutrition etc.) which have a positive effect on the condition or anything we should watch out for?
As you can see, we have a lot of uncertainty.
Thanks for your help!
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