A 31-year-old female asked:
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my hubby's hands have tremors and arms twitch. he says they've always done that. what causes that, not parkinson's.

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Dr. Joseph Perez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Essential Tremor: If your husband's hands have always shaken then this is probably not parkinson's but a benign essential tremor. Essential tremors run in families and are more common in the upper extremities. They usually occur with action and are absent at rest. There is no cure and sometimes these tremors worsen with age.
Answered on May 18, 2013
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Does this mean: your hand twitched 2 to 3 times? If yes, than it may be of no clinical significance. Take care.
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Tremors and Weakness: Please go to your emergency room or doctor ASAP. There are lots of possibilities and the sooner your are treated the better. Peace and good health.

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