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what are intention and action tremors?

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Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 47 years experience
Tremors: 'intention' and 'action' tremors are the same. Tremors can be described as falling in two broad categories: a resting tremor (which occurs with the limb at rest - like in some Parkinson's patients) and an intention or action tremor that occurs and worsens with a specific movement or action. They are treated differently, and are different than the normal 'essential' tremor which everyone has.
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
Tremors: Action tremors occur with movement, such as writing, drawing, or making gestures with the hands. Intention tremors occur with postural movement, such as when you hold your hands straight away from your body, as in pointing. Essential tremor causes these. Hyperthyroidism, changes in blood chemistry and medicines may also cause these.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Grandma has drug-induced tremors? Which drugs cause it?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Too many to name: Are you sure they are drug induced tremors and not just some associated with advanced age? If you would like to submit the names of the drugs, we could then look to see if any are prone to cause tremors. Also, a movement disorder specialized neurologist would be very helpful in this case.
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Do you have tremors you age?

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Yes: Tremors do increase with age. This is usually most noticeable in the hands and fingers during fine precise movements.
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My wife has uncontrollable tremors when trying to paint or write or draw?

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 39 years experience
Tremors: Action tremors tend to run in families, can get worse when nervous---intention tremors can be more serious related to coordination centers of brain like multiple sclerosis or alcoholism.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What causes intention and action tremors?

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Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 47 years experience
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..
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What are symtons of Parkinson's diease besides tremors?

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Parkinson: Tremors, rigidity & hypokinesia.

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