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A 36-year-old member asked:

how do i know if a tremor is serious or not?

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Dr. Mohammad Homsi
Neurology 33 years experience
Tremors: Tremors has many etiologies, it can be side effects of some medications, or a symptom of some systemic disorders like hyperthyroidism, it can be a benign disorder like essential tremors, it can be a symptom of parkinson disease if ocurred during rest. You need to check with your neurologist to figure out the cause and then the treatment depends on the etiology.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

How can rehabilitation medicine help manage tremors?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Muscle ups...: Typically, tremors are usually treated by a neurologist; or managed with medications...And sometimes even the medications themselves are the cause of the tremors. Rehab medicine plays a role in strengthening the muscles and thus toning up the neurology at the local level. Hope this addresses your post. Cheers!
A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you prevent/treat head twitches/shakes?

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Dr. Lori Wagner
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Consider treatment: Don't think you can prevent, but can treat. One of the most common reasons for head shaking is essential tremor. This can be fairly severe (think katharine hepburn), but for most it is much milder. There are a fair number of medications to reduce this symptom.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How come when I smile wide my mouth trembles?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Essential tremor: This maybe part of an essential aka familial aka intention tremor. These are not serious but tend to run in families. They usually are seen most in hands when trying to lift things, are made worse by caffeine, stimulants and anxiety. If concerned consult a neurologist.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What would cause the shakes in a 57 yr old party guy?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Simply: Your lifestyle. I can't say more with the info provided and it is always worthwhile to get a full medical evaluation. However drugs and alcohol contribute.
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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