You eat the right foods and exercise regularly. And if you don’t right now, you are either thinking about picking up these habits or do them on occasion. You do this to keep fit and healthy and prevent disease.
But what if one of the most common movement disorder just happened out of the blue. One in 20 Americans currently faces bouts on a daily basis and although not life-threatening, the disorder has the potential to seriously disable someone.
Essential tremors is a nerve disorder that is likely a faulty communication between nerves and the thalamus. It is commonly associated with genetics but isn’t always directly related. Symptoms of essential tremors include uncontrollable shaking of any or all of the following: tongue, chin, larynx, head, hands, arms or the upper-body. In rare cases, these can also affect a person’s balance.
If essential tremors are so common and scary, why is it relatively unknown? The cause isn’t airtight and there is simply no way to prevent them. That’s why March is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month.
Each year, the International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) creates a theme surrounding ET Awareness Month. This year’s theme is “basketball” – the idea being that the IETF is relying on assists from people and to challenge those to assemble a team of 5 people to join the IETF.
On the International Essential Tremor Foundation website, you can find ways to bring awareness to your community, watch webinars on the subject and send donations.
This March, consider a custom imprinted March Basketball product to keep to the theme of National Essential Tremor Awareness Month and college basketball championships.