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Can I Be A Surgeon With Shaky Hands
Hello, I have shaky hands and im wondring if I can be surgoen, irealy would like to be one, and what the things I can do to me to make the shks go away?
Shaky hands: It depends how shaky they are; general surgeons can shake more than brain or eye surgeons; many times shaking is congenital but can also be from thyroid disease - before you make any life choices see your doctor or a neurologist and get checked out. ...Read more
Shaking Hands Or Tremor (Definition)
Shaky hands is a symptom in a person's hand or hands has a tremor (shakiness or small back and forth movements). Shakiness can be present at rest, all the time, or only when the person is trying to use his hands. Causes include, brain problems, nerve problems, muscle problems, medicine effects, drug abuse, etc. ...Read more
A number of causes: Could be neurologic in origin/Parkinsons, intention tremors, medication induced, thyroid conditions. Best to discuss this with your primary doc. Important to see if the tremors are one sided, coarse or fine ...Read more
Alcohol withdrawal: Alcohol and other similar sedatives (barbiturates, benzodiazepines etc.) produce a physical dependency. When the drug is withdrawn (wears off overnight), morning tremor ("the shakes") commonly occur. It is a result in part of high levels of adrenaline produced in withdrawal, which also raise blood pressure and pulse and increase sweating. This is a sign of alcohol dependency - get medical help. ...Read more
Asthma: Asthma and any other condition that causes shortness if breath can likely cause some degree of tremulousness but also give consideration to the medications used to treat asthma. Two common symptoms of short beta adrenergic agonists (such as albuterol/ ventilin) are tremulousness and palpitations. ...Read more
Brain stimulator??: If your hand shaking is from essential tremor (an inherited disorder that would be present in one of your parents) and the tremor interferes with your performance of important activities (such as drinking from a cup, eating in public, writing, putting on make-up, using a computer, etc), then a deep brain stimulator (dbs) could be extremely beneficial. Consultation w the right doc could tell you. ...Read more
Shaky hands: A visit to a Psychologist will work you through this in a short period. Yes, it will be very helpful. ...Read more
Meds: No one medication is best; it all depends on the patient's needs, combined with how well they respond to whatever that medication might be. Often, finding the right med in the right dosage is arrived at by trial and error. ...Read more
Can you get shaky hands due to improper weight lifting form? This problem started to happen like 3 weeks ago. Thanks in advance.
Sometimes I have shaky hands which is really visible when I try to keep my hands still is this adrenaline I've had this most of my life just hands?
You on medication?: Sounds like a butterfly wouldn't sit in your hand for long would it? Lol...Are you on medications such as Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or other stimulant for any reason? Anybody in your family with same type of hand tremors? Do you suffer from excessive nervousness or anxiety? If the problem interferes with your activities then, it should probably be treated otherwise, continued observation would be the best. ...Read more
My hubby has shaky hands, ate just a few hrs ago, and is having a hard time remembering what he's doing. Ex. Went to the br & forgot what he was doing?
Possible: Medical emergency. Would not delay get him to emergency room asap. ...Read more
Tremors: It is not uncommon to have familial tremors, which bother when the hands are held upright. This can also occur secondary to medicines and hyperthyroidism. (parkinson's tremors usually start on one side, and are present at rest, rather than sustention). Many medicines can help, such as benzodiazepines, xanax, (alprazolam) primidone, even alcohol (not the best approach). Avoidance of coffee or stimulants? ...Read more
Analysis needed: If weakness is present first, this can result in shaking during attempted exertion. If shaking and weakness occur together, then conditions such as parkinson's disease, hyperthyroidism, excess stimulant use/abuse are possible causes. Essential tremor rarely begins at this age, and is not associated with weakness. See a neurologist. ...Read more
No neurological AE: Mycophenolate (brand name: CellCept, (mycophenolate mofetil) Myfortic) is not known to cause neurological adverse effects such as tremor or headaches. If you are on a combination of anti-rejection meds, tacrolimus (Prograf) would be a more likely culprit causing tremors. ...Read more
Some possibilities: Shaky hands could be associated with familial hereditary essential tremors, but could be associated with hyperthyroidism, medication side effects, and recreational drugs especially amphetamines and cocaine. These issues can readily be controlled and reversed. See a neurologist and get addressed. ...Read more
I just noticed that I have a really shaky hands when I nervous but I also feel some weird sensation like 2 inches away from my wrist.
I've been noticing my shaky hands are definitely a problem and frustration for me. What's going on with me? I haven't mentioned it yet to my Dr.
Hi I get shaky hands when in stressful situations. Started wiith interviews etc years ago and now its every day for no real reasons just anything now?
See a neurologist: Lots of possible causes for resting tremor including parkinson's--need an exam. ...Read more
Yes: Most dental anesthetic has a very small amount of Epinephrine (adrenaline) added to help the numbness be more profound and last long enough for the procedure. Epinephrine works to keep the numbing agent in the area longer instead of being carried away in the bloodstream. Some people can be sensitive to the Epinephrine but it is a very temporary side effect lasting only a short time. ...Read more
The tingling in the fingers can be from a
peripheral problem like carpal tunnel syndrome or a central one like a cervical
The shaky hands is a little less specific.
It could be related to some central neurologic
problem such as parkinsons or other problems in the head. I would seen the neurologist to evaluate the tremors and
possible undergo a workup for both symptoms. ...Read more
Possibly: Shaky hands could be the manifestation of a large number of conditions. You may be extremely agitated or worried over something, you might be dehydrated from fever and lack of fluid intake, you might have low blood pressure for a variety of reasons. It is so non-specific that it is difficult to categorize, but if it is disturbing, or persistent, see your doctor. ...Read more
Interesting question: Initially I thought not, but some allergy medications have decongestants which have anticholinergic effects. Anticholinergic medications can help some tremors associated with parkinsons. I wonder if not taking causes a withdrawal tremor or if you have been taking many years, is there a family history of tremor that has been masked by the medication? Consult your md. ...Read more
Tremor: Multiple causes - have him evaluated.Get a more detailed answer ›
I want to be a podiatrist and I know they perform surgeries, but I've always had shaky hands. What can I do& should I still pursue this as my career?
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