Dating essential tremor
Quite an interesting--albeit unexpected research project! Thank you for stimulating my interest in compiling information with potential to help others. Reduction of tremor severity and disability following behavioral relaxation training.
Lyons K, Pahwa R, Comella CL, Eisa MS, Elble RJ, Fahn S, Jankovic J, Juncos JL, Koller WC, Ondo WG, Sethi KD, Stern MB, Tanner CM, Tintner R, Watts RL.
Benefits and risks of pharmacological treatments for essential tremor.
As far as dietary considerations, some of the more common considerations have been whether or not caffeine and ethanol (alcohol) consumption are correlated with tremor severity.
While caffeine intake is lower in people who have tremors, tremor severity is not clearly correlated with total caffeine intake.
So the reason for this association is not completely understood.
Ethanol appears to have a more consistent influence on tremors.
My friend asked me specifically about the potential for using omega-3 fatty acids to help with tremors.
To date, no research is in Pub Med regarding this possibility.Reduced body mass is a common problem with essential tremor, likely because of the energy spent in nonproductive muscle activity.One research group recommended that physicians pay attention to this and encourage adequate nutritional intake in persons with essential tremor.My experience is that, especially with olanzapine, appetites for carbohydrates and the wrong kind of fats can intensify, which can make adherence to a Mediterranean diet challenging.The dietary emphases I describe above, to start the Mediterranean diet in hopes of decreasing the necessary dose of medication for tremor management, would be the most ideal combination of approaches.While medication and lifestyle changes can help control symptoms, stress, in particular, can easily aggravate the condition.