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Dr. Prem Gupta
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Tremor (Overview)

Tremor = involuntary alternating movement affecting muscles.


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Essential tremor over-the-counter essential tremor control?

Essential tremor over-the-counter essential tremor control?

Maybe: If you look at tremor getting worse with caffeine or stimulants, and better with alcohol or sedatives, you might consider that otc preps, such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or dramamine could sedate and thus subdue the tremor. Maybe some homeopathic remedies can help. I am being creative here, as there is no real formulary of alternative meds for essential tremor, but why not try the above. Might work. ...Read more

Dr. Prem Gupta
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Tremor (Overview)

Tremor = involuntary alternating movement affecting muscles.


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Whats benign essential tremor?

Whats benign essential tremor?

Action tremor: Also called action tremor , senile tremor, or familial tremor, this is shaking, usually in the upper extremities associated with activity as opposed to a rest tremor as seen in parkinsons disease. Sometimes it is a central tremor presenting as head bobbing. "essential" means the cause is unknown. There are various medications that can help reduce the tremor. ...Read more

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What causes hand tremors?

What causes hand tremors?

Many: To mention few, parkinsonism, essential tremors, days tonic tremors, toxic tremors, psychogenic tremors etc etc. ...Read more

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What is benign essential tremor?

Common type: These are tremors that occur on attempt to use hands such as eating with spoon or writing or trying to hold a cup as opposed to the tremors of parkinson which occur at rest and disappear with action. Benign is misnomer but these are not life threatening. ...Read more

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Is essential tremor permanent?

Yes: There is no known cure so far. Only control is possible with medications and or deep brain stimulation and at times with Botox injections. ...Read more

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What is essential tremor?

What is essential tremor?

Tremor of aging: It can occur in the wrists/hands or the head and neck (think of kaltheryn hepburn). Although it can cause a lot of problems for patients, it is not associated with a disease that effects someone's lifespan (such as parkinson's). It occurs when one holds the arms out and some with movement, but goes away when resting & supported. (parkinson's tremor is mostly seen when resting & supported.). ...Read more

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Can you treat tremors and nervousness in grave's disease?

Can you treat tremors and nervousness in grave's disease?

Yes: The best way, of course, is by treating the graves' disease and getting the thyroid levels back to normal. But that can take time, so if symptoms such as heart pounding or racing, shakiness, or feeling nervous or jittery are causing problems, many doctors give a kind of blood pressure medicine called a bets-blocker to help with these. Examples would be propranolol, atenolol, or metoprolol. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause tremor.

Yes, anxiety can: Produce tremors, but so can other things. Please see your doc to rule out other causes like low blood sugar, neurological issues, etc. In the past you have seen a neurologist. He/she would be a good person to consult with. Hope your eyes are continuing to improve. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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In what way can I treat bodily tremors and shaking?

In what way can I treat bodily tremors and shaking?

See a neurologist: There is a possibility that these are related to anxiety. However neurologist can discern and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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How is an intention tremor treated?

How is an intention tremor treated?

ET medications: Intention tremor is usually associated with essential tremor. There are a few medicines that can help with this. The most potent are probably primidone, Propranolol (and other beta blockers), and topiramate. You can also try non-medicinal techniques such as using heavier objects (i.e. Bigger pen when writing), and bracing your elbow. See a movement disorders neurologist. ...Read more

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Can wing beating tremors associated with essential tremors, or only specific syndromes?

Can wing beating tremors associated with essential tremors, or only specific syndromes?

Postural tremor diff: A wing beating tremor is under the broad term of "postural tremors" which means that the tremor is worst with maintenance of an anti-gravity posture. The "classic" wing beating is described for wilson's disease but can be caused by other disorders such as essential tremor (et), drug induced tremor, post traumatic, etoh withdrawal, physiologic, and psychogenic to name a few. Please see your neuro. ...Read more

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Are there any medications that I can take for essential tremors?

Yes: The medications help control the symptoms. Doctors commonly used are Propanolol and primidone ...Read more

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Dizziness, jerking movements?

Dizziness, jerking movements?

? seizure activity: Such symptoms may be seen with myoclonic epilepsy, but could be associated with inner ear pathology. Best to see either a neurologist or an otolaryngologist, as this could affect your work, driving, sports, etc. ...Read more

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What causes intention and action tremors?

What causes intention and action tremors?

Tremor cause: Please see: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/tremor/detail_tremor.Htm there are many causes of intention tremors, ranging from drug side effects s to toxins like mercury and others, , to strokes, and metabolic conditions like thyroid conditions, and some inherited forms as well. There are treatments, but first you should discuss them with your doctor or a neurologist.. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for essential tremor?

Essential tremor: Possibly propanolol ( dosis has to be gradually increased) or primidone. 50% pts do not response to medical treatment. Brain stimulation there is for very frustrated pts. Some tremors may improve after drinking alcoholic beverages. ...Read more

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Who gets essential tremor?

Who gets essential tremor?

Anybody: The condition is usually genetically determined but may not appear in all generations because of reduced penetrance of the gene. The tremor starts imperceptibly, often in one limb (usually upper) but almost always is bilateral. This is an action tremor, often functionally impairing. This can begin in the 20s or 30s but is most common in the 40s or later. Medications may help. But there is no cure. ...Read more

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Are there any promising treatments in the pipeline for essential tremor?

Already: There are few effective medication already for essential tremor. You can visit with a neurologist for the most appropriate one for your case. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for essential tremor?

Is there a cure for essential tremor?

No cure: Some patients require only intermittent tremor reduction, such as when attending a meeting or engaging in a social activity. For these patients, a cocktail or beer prior to the activity may be sufficient. An alternative is Propranolol (10-40 mg) approximately one half hour prior to the event. Alcohol consumption is not an appropriate maintenance therapy for patients who seek tremor reduction throu. ...Read more

Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Shaking Hands Or Tremor (Definition)

Shaky hands is a symptom in a person's hand or hands has a tremor (shakiness or small back and forth movements). Shakiness can be present at rest, all the time, or only when the person is trying to use his hands. Causes include, brain problems, nerve problems, muscle problems, medicine effects, drug abuse, etc. ...Read more