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A 48-year-old member asked:

can you tell me some ideas on why my hands shake on their own?

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Dr. Steven Simon
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Many answers: Familiar tremor, alcoholism, Parkinson’s Disease, nerve disease, nervousness, low blood sugar.... see a neurologist for an exam to determine the cause. Many tremors are treatable! Good luck

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A 23-year-old member asked:

My hands shake off and on all the time, should I be worried?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Tremor: This maybe due to familial tremor syndrome. Which is a dominant trait in families. Check and see if anyone in your family has similar symptoms. There are medications available to help, but not control.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Why do my hands shake when I reach for, pick something up?

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Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Intention tremor: An intention tremor occurs when the hand is moving and stops when the hand is still. It can be caused by a variety of neurological disorders, as well as the normal aging process. See your doctor for a comprehensive evaluation.
Dr. Paul Gilson
Dr. Paul Gilson commented
Neurology 41 years experience
offen there's a history of tremor in the family. You should ask if your parents or other family member have it. Did you get your thyroid checked?
Jul 5, 2012
A 34-year-old member asked:

Is it normal for your hands to shake after drinking a lot of coffee?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Shakes: Can occur due to intoxication due to nervous system overstimulation.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Who would go to a surgeon whose hands shake?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Hands shake: Not sure if the shaking is yours or the surgeon. I would kinda hesitate if it was the surgeon who is going to operate on me.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: hands shake?

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Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Movement of the hand: Hands shake is an involuntary movement of the hands.

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