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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?

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.

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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


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What is the cause of shaky hands?

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What is the cause of shaky hands?

Shaky: One of many symptoms of anxiety, or induced by medications, or some other physiological changes related to metabolic changes such as sugar or thyroid.

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What could be the cause of my shaky hands?

What could be the cause of my shaky hands?

Tremor?: There are many types of tremor. Your physician or a neurologist would be better able to determine what type of tremor you have (& possibly the cause). Take care.

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Should I be concerned about my shaky hands?

Should I be concerned about my shaky hands?

Get it controlled: There may be many causes of "shaky hands", but one cause could be Heredofamilial Essential Tremor which is easily treated and controlled. A neurologist can confirm or disconfirm and point you in the correct direction.

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I have shaky hands... Any idea why?

Varies: Causes include medications, familial tremor (at your age, much less likely to be other non-familial.) Depakote is a common cause. Anxiety can, too.

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What are the reason for shaky hands?

What are the reason for shaky hands?

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

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Why do alcoholics tend to have shaky hands?

Why do alcoholics tend to have shaky hands?

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.

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Is shaky hands a sign of als?

Is shaky hands a sign of als?

Maybe carpal tunnel: Since ALS can cause rather significant muscle atrophy and weakness, especially in the hands, an instability on holding arms upright might occur, and cause shaking. However, other causes of tremor might be considered, such as medication rxtns.

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Can asthma cause shaky hands?

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.

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How can I get rid of shaky hands?

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.

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Shaky hands from too much masturbation?

Shaky hands from too much masturbation?

Not the cause: About 1% of people develop familial tremor which comes on in the teenaged years. Enjoying your body isn't the cause. Your physician can treat you and make the tremor vanish. If you have a more serious tremor, you need to be under a physician's care.

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Sir I feel tired headache shaky hands all the time specially when I am studying?

Sir I feel tired headache shaky hands all the time specially when I am studying?

Caffeine?: Sometimes at your age school, work, and life demands lead to people becoming sleep deprived and increasing their caffeine use. This could cause the symptoms you're having. Just one possibility worth mentioning.

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Can you tell me if any one give me some remedies on how to get rid of shaky hands?

Can you tell me if any one give me some remedies on how to get rid of shaky hands?

Need diagnosis: Your shaky hands could be due to essential tremor, thyroid overactivity, medication reaction, Parkinson's, and several other causes. So, your doctor needs to determine why this is present, but once diagnosed treatments are effective.

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What would be the drug of choice for non generalized social anxiety that results in shaky hands?

What would be the drug of choice for non generalized social anxiety that results in shaky hands?

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.

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Can you get shaky hands due to improper weight lifting form? This problem started to happen like 3 weeks ago. Thanks in advance.

Can you get shaky hands due to improper weight lifting form? This problem started to happen like 3 weeks ago. Thanks in advance.

Not really: May get tremulous or have tremors with fatigue which is an exaggerated physiological tremor. Really unrelated to the form while weight lifting unless you are lifting dramatically too much weight.

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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?

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.

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How can you treat shaky hands?

How can you treat shaky hands?

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?

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How can a person treat shaky hands?

How can a person treat shaky hands?

Essential tremor?: If this is essential tremor, beta blockers are ofte first line. Primidone, Gabapentin and topirimate may also be tried.