Rob Mallard, 28, who’s appeared on ITV’s Coronation Street since 2016, first opened up about his condition last year – a tremor. A tremor is when you’re not able to control shaking or trembling in part of your body.
Lorraine said: “Now look, how are you doing?
“I know you’ve spoken about this before, you’ve got this condition, it’s called a tremor.
“Interestingly we had Julian Fellowes on, the man who wrote Downton [Abbey], and he suffers from the same sort of thing and not enough people know about this.
“I mean does it impact on your life greatly or have you learnt to live with it?”
Rob revealed the condition tends to get worse with age.
He replied: “I’m not gonna lie, the older I get, it does have more of an impact because it’s an oppressive disease.
“Really I conducer myself lucky because it’s the same disease family as Parkinson’s and Motor Neurone’s.
“So if I was gonna get any of them I’d rather have the one that I’ve got because it’s the least debilitating over time.”
Some medicines and conditions can also cause a tremor.
But the health body advises you see a GP if you have a tremor or shaking hands and:
- It’s getting worse over time
- It’s affecting your daily activities
It adds: “If you have a tremor that’s affecting your life, your GP may prescribe medicine.
“Medicine won’t cure the tremor, but it often helps to reduce the shaking or trembling.”