Lenexa, Kan. (PRWEB) April 14, 2015
The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) has teamed with OrgHunter, a leading charity database resource for non-profit organizations, to release its first free iOS and Android app for essential tremor (ET) patients. OrgHunter's platform will empower the IETF to gain visibility based on its unique charity attributes in today’s vast mobile app domain.
The new mobile app allows users to take basic information about essential tremor on the go. This app will help teach the basics of what essential tremor is, what treatment options are currently available, and how it is different from other movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease. In addition, the handy “Patient Education” tab will keep users up-to-date on where the IETF will be hosting free, patient-focused education events, so users can learn even more. The app can be found in the Google Play Store and the iTunes App Store.
ET, which affects nearly 10 million people in the U.S., is the most common neurological movement disorder, but is frequently misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s disease. The condition is often characterized by rhythmic, involuntary and uncontrollable shaking of the hands and arms during movement, making daily tasks such as eating, drinking and writing difficult if not impossible. Sometimes ET can also affect the head, voice, legs and trunk. At this time there is no cure for essential tremor.
About The International Essential Tremor Foundation:
Headquartered in Lenexa, Kan., and founded in 1988, the International Essential Tremor Foundation is the leading organization in the world dedicated to those affected by essential tremor. The mission of the IETF is to fund research that will find the cause of essential tremor and lead to better treatments and a cure, increase awareness about ET, and provide educational materials, tools and support to healthcare providers, the public, and those directly affected by ET.
The IETF has distributed more than $750,000 in research grants, to fund 30 promising studies, in the search for the cause of ET. The Foundation has hosted numerous community awareness events across the U.S. to provide those affected with the basic knowledge necessary to become their own advocate when seeking treatment. And, the IETF also provides assistance to a vast network of support groups around the world. To learn more about essential tremor and the IETF mission, visit the IETF website at http://www.essentialtremor.org.