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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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Pain in neck. Mycolic jerks balance problems muscle rigity and strength more sweating in armpit tremor in hand. Pain in neck is bad. Had images done.?

Pain in neck. Mycolic jerks balance problems muscle rigity and strength more sweating in armpit tremor in hand. Pain in neck is bad. Had images done.?

Neck pain: These symptoms you describe are worrisome for spinal cord compression. You need to be evaluated by an orthopedic spine surgeon, complete with cervical spine x-rays and MRI. ...Read more

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Hand tremors, weakness, vision problems, fatigue, mood swings/depressed mood, stressed, dizziness, loss of balance trouble concentrating/ focusing?

Hand tremors, weakness, vision problems, fatigue, mood swings/depressed mood, stressed, dizziness, loss of balance trouble concentrating/ focusing?

You need evaluation: You need to be evaluated by a neurologist, a psychiatrist, an ophthalmologist, a gastroenterologist, and a psychologist for neuropsych testing. Yours is a very complicated case that will take a team of physicians or a very bright internist to diagnose. Please ask your general practitioner for referrals to the above specialties until a cause for all of your symptoms is identified. ...Read more

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I'm 33 years old been told I have these symptoms Micrographia rigid muscle muscle involuntary body moments slight tremor in hand poor balance and talk?

I'm 33 years old been told I have these symptoms Micrographia rigid muscle muscle involuntary body moments slight tremor in hand poor balance and talk?

Parkinsonisms: The things you've mentioned can be referred to collectively as PARKINSONISMS. Given the fact, you've listed blood & lymph cancers as current conditions I'd want to look at medications, radiation, and other interventions you've received as being possibly related. If you'd like a 1-1 consult please write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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What can cause hand tremors and dizziness?

What can cause hand tremors and dizziness?

Tremors: Several things, especially medicatios that cause side effects as these mentioned, ex. Antipsychotic medications. ...Read more

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Does wellbutrin (bupropion) cause hand tremors?

Does wellbutrin (bupropion) cause hand tremors?

Yes: The hand tremors may be due to the wellbutrin, (bupropion) you may want to talk to your doctor a out having the dose or potentially changing your medications! I would discuss it with your doctor before discontinuing to determine if there are additional considerations that may stopping more of an issue. Stay safe! ...Read more

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What causes right hand tremors?

What causes right hand tremors?

Cervical spondylitis: Asymmetric symptoms in extremities, think anatomical pathology. Nerve compression syndromes--- may be at level of spine or wrist (carpel tunnel). ...Read more

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I am experiencing intermittent hand tremors. Not sure around the cause, but is this normal or does it warrant further investigation and treatment?

I am experiencing intermittent hand tremors. Not sure around the cause, but is this normal or does it warrant further investigation and treatment?

Details needed: Hand shakes can be due to various things: familial (anyone in family have same thing); hypoglycemia: what is your diet like? Stress; mini seizures. Do you get headaches or pain? Please consult with us. ...Read more

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Iv been experiencing hand tremors for past 5 years and iv been treated for all posible Cns problems but to no avail. Tremors are only in hands. Why?

Iv been experiencing hand tremors for past 5 years and iv been treated for all posible Cns problems but to no avail. Tremors are only in hands. Why?

Essential tremor?: Is your tremor the same in both hands? Is it present when you hold your hands up, and absent when they are lying in your lap? That sounds like essential tremor. Most people have a small tremor. Some people respond well to medical treatments such as propranolol or primidone. Some people have a more severe tremor which responds to a device called a deep brain stimulator. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What causes hand tremors?

What causes hand tremors?

Many: To mention few, parkinsonism, essential tremors, days tonic tremors, toxic tremors, psychogenic tremors etc etc. ...Read more

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Which herbs cause hand tremors?

Which herbs cause hand tremors?

None?: I am not aware of any "herbs" causing a hand tremor. Unless you are taking an herbal that has a stimulant in it that may cause some tremor, I just don't know of any. So sorry! ...Read more

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What is the cause for hand tremors?

See below: 1. Essential tremors or parkinson's disease or diseases of cerebellum or certain drugs like asthma inhalers, depakote, and some others. ...Read more

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What causes hand tremors in teenagers?

What causes hand tremors in teenagers?

Stress?: Tiredness, lack of sleep, stress, alcohol, etc are the commonest causes, but benign essential tremor can occur at any age and it is often familial. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes for my hand tremors?

What are some possible causes for my hand tremors?

Hand Tremors: Some are; essential tremors (runs in families), alcoholism, parkinson's disease, liver failure, mercury/arsinic poisoning, lithium & some antidepressants. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause bilateral hand tremors when trying to hold object still: like phone or pen? Mild shaking bilaterally when holding hands out infront

Yes, it can: In the pre-marketing clinical studies, more than 10% of people experienced tremors with zoloft (sertraline). So yes, it could be causing the problem you have. How long have you been taking it? If only for a short time (few weeks) there's still a possibility this may resolve. If going on for longer, it may not. Please discuss with your psychiatrist or other prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Is hyperbaric oxygen treatment is really an effective treatment for stroke problems such as hand tremors?

No: Some people will tell you yes, so far no proof it is being studied for strokes in general. ...Read more

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I always have severe nausea and mild hand tremors after eating an apple at a "regular" speed. Any idea what causes this?

I always have severe nausea and mild hand tremors after eating an apple at a "regular" speed. Any idea what causes this?

Who gave you apple?: So long as an old woman didn't walk out of the forest & cackle as she handed you this delicious, juicy, bright, HUGE red apple then, it's cool. Your autonomic system (mainly your vagus nerve) is being overstimulated. Slow down & notice what happens. You should see a neurologist who can help.

Wanna write to me (as a neurologist)? www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi

Key Code: PDXFNR for appointment ...Read more

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Severe COPD patient, now developed hand tremors. Trouble sleeping, when does sleep not feel refreshed. Frequent headaches. Poss cause? Linked 2 copd?

Severe COPD patient, now developed hand tremors. Trouble sleeping, when does sleep not feel refreshed. Frequent headaches. Poss cause? Linked 2 copd?

Med induced: Beta agonist therapy in inhaled therapy may induce tremors. Also severity of COPD can also contribute with associated muscle loss. Sleep is unrefreshed probably by sleep apnea which is fairly common in copd. A sleep study and treatment with CPAP or bipap may help. ...Read more

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What kind of exercise can help stabilize hand tremors?

Play with clay: Molding and manipulation with the fingers may be very helpful. Playing with clay and playing the piano often calm the hands and help with muscle control. Treatment with Inderal (propranolol) has been helpful with some tremor conditions. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have sudden hand tremors?

Sudden hand: Tremors can be due to the onset of a neurologic problem, a change in metabolism change in medication, and many many other things sometimes things that seems sudden actually come on gradually but I noticed when they start. Most tremors are not harmful however you should talk to your pcp about this and make sure that it doesn't represents something that needs attention. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for hand tremors?

Medications: Depending on the cause of tremors appropriate medication could be very helpful. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hand tremors?

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What is the best treatment for hand tremors?

Hand tremors: This depends on identifying the cause & correcting that, such as thyroid disease, parkinson disease, alcohol or drugs. ...Read more

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I have been taking zocor (simvastatin) and I have developed hand tremors?

I have been taking zocor (simvastatin) and I have developed hand tremors?

Zocor/tremors: Tremors are listed as side effect of zocor (simvastatin) thogh it is not that common. You should see your doctor he may find what is causing the tremors. Best is to stop the med and see if your tremors go away, than you know it is because of zocor (simvastatin). ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing, hand tremors, cold and hot tingly sensation all over body?

Difficulty breathing, hand tremors, cold and hot tingly sensation all over body?

Doctor visit: Your symptoms need to be evaluated. If you have a history of asthma, your doctor may instruct you to take your albuterol inhaler and to procede to their office or ed.
Checking your temperature will be important information for your doctor in assessing whether there is an infection.
They will also consider checking your glucose level as well. I hope that this helps. ...Read more

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Fine hand tremors normal with lithium?, just bumped to 1200mg, been on 600 for years. Feel kinda faint, unsteady don't think it's related

Fine hand tremors normal with lithium?, just bumped to 1200mg, been on 600 for years. Feel kinda faint, unsteady don't think it's related

Lithium and tremor: A small, fast tremor affecting the hands when they are held up is a common side effect of lithium. If this correlates with a higher blood chemistry level, it is possible you have found the cause. ...Read more

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I've been on propranolol for 7months now for anxiety & hand tremors 40mg 3x a day but lately if I forget to take 1 I have all over body tremors help?

I've been on propranolol for 7months now for anxiety & hand tremors 40mg 3x a day but lately if I forget to take 1 I have all over body tremors help?

Long-acting med: Long acting Propranolol might give you better control of your symptoms, so that fogetting a dose won't have such bad repercussions. A neurologist might have thoughts on additional meds that might help augment control of your essential tremors or investigate other causes. ...Read more

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Are hand tremors common with charcot marie tooth?

Are hand tremors common with charcot marie tooth?

Yes: Sensory and proprioceptive nerves in the hands and feet are often damaged, while pain nerves are left intact. Overuse of an affected hand or limb can activate symptoms including numbness, spasm, and painful cramping. ...Read more

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My hand tremors are intermittent. However my nosebleeds and migraines happen simultaneously with my hand tremors. Could there be a reason for this?

My hand tremors are intermittent. However my nosebleeds and migraines happen simultaneously with my hand tremors. Could there be a reason for this?

See below: Could be related. Have you had your blood pressure checked during one of these episodes? If not, do it. Stress can also cause all your symptoms described above. I would talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Can hand tremors be cured with exercise?

Can hand tremors be cured with exercise?

Not probable: If there is a known cause of tremors and that cause is treatable only then tremors can either be controlled or cured. Exercise has no role in tremors. ...Read more

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I have hand tremors and it gets bad at times. Why am I getting tremors?

Essential tremor: Is when you have uncontrolled tremor in parts of your body. It is known to be familial condition, meaning that it runs in your family. Because there is no cure for the condition the treatment reduces the severity of the tremor. Rec.: see a neurologist for evaluation and management. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have had hand tremors for a few years and don't know why. What could it be?

Don't know: It could just be genetic or parkinsons etc. But your doctor could runs some tests to determine the origin. ...Read more

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How to treat hand tremors?

How to treat hand tremors?

Depends: Depends upon the cause. Irresponsible of me to offer a diagnosis - might I suggest seeing your family physician? ...Read more

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Can hand tremors affect playing the violin?

Can hand tremors affect playing the violin?

I assume yes: Especially for vibrato. There are many things in the hand that change over time and a 20 year old set of fingers is not the same as an 80 year old set. Arthritis, joint postion, hand strength, sensation, touch, and yes tremor all will affect the way the instrument is played especially for a stringed instrument. ...Read more

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Iv been masturbating over 10 yrs and iv got hand tremors are they related?

Iv been masturbating over 10 yrs and iv got hand tremors are they related?

No: Don't worry, masturbation is a completely normal and healthy human behavior. There is NO way masturbating could cause hand tremors. ...Read more

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Is there medication you can take for hand tremors that are brought on by anxiety?

Is there medication you can take for hand tremors that are brought on by anxiety?

Medications that: Decrease anxiety like serotonin agonists can help stop the tremor. Attack the problem, not the symptom. ...Read more

Dr. Rabindra Kitchener
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Poor Balance (Definition)

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Dr. Jed Kwartler
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Balance Problems (Definition)

Balance problems is a symptom in which a person has trouble staying in a steady position when sitting, ...Read more