I was diagnosed with an essential tremor at 17, will I develop parkinsons?
It was diagnosed in my hands at first but now affects my legs at times also, being as it seems to be getting steadily worse and I'm still only 20, am I going to either develop parkinsons or just have no control over my body when I'm middke aged?
- DeannetheGreatLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Essential tremor is benign and is wholly different from Parkinson's Disease, which is neurodegenerative (worsens over time) and originates in a specific part of the brain. Essential tremor in no way predicts or presumes a follow on of Parkinson's.Source(s): RN