Other Names:
Essential tremor
Senile tremor
Tremor brain

Essential tremor is described medically as an action tremor. The tremor typically affects the hands or wrists, so that your hands shake when moving towards a target, but can also affect the arms, head, voice, tongue and/or legs.


Essential tremor affects1% of the population worldwide.  It affects all ages and sexes. The onset of essential tremor tends to appear early (young adults in their 20s) or after the age of 60.

Medicine Gerontology
Society Family
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
30.01.2021 – 01:38 CET