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what are the causes of tremors when you have a stroke?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Stroke: Not a simple one cause problem. Depends on location of stroke and other factors.
Dr. Arold Augustin
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Lesions sites: Two potential mechanisms for tremor after stroke: 1. Region of brain affected, i.e. An injury to the basal ganglia may cause tremor to the same extent that its impairment leads to idiopathic parkinson's disease; a cerebellar lesion from a stroke could also lead to a tremor that arises on certain movement, so-called intention tremor. 2. Weakness of muscle groups from a stroke could cause tremor.

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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.
A 45-year-old member asked:

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.
A 41-year-old member asked:

My wife has uncontrollable tremors when trying to paint or write or draw?

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
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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..
A 34-year-old member asked:

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.

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