Timothy Gower is an award-winning journalist who writes about health and medicine. His work has appeared in more than two dozen major magazines and newspapers, including Prevention, Reader’s Digest, and the Los Angeles Times.
Home blood pressure monitors provide a better snapshot of your average blood pressure level than office measurements do. They are available for purchase in drugstores or online, and some insurance plans may cover the cost.
About 5 percent of people older than 60—and about 1 percent of the worldwide population—have this common disorder, which causes involuntary shaking of the hands and other body parts that occurs with movement but not while at rest.