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My hand tends to shake while I'm holding something out, like to a person. Even if I hand a paper my hand shakes should I be worry if I'm 19?

My hand tends to shake while I'm holding something out, like to a person. Even if I hand a paper my hand shakes should I be worry if I'm 19?

Familial tremor?: If this is coming on at your age, chances are you are among the 1% of humankind with benign familial tremor. Next time you're with your physician, have it checked. The treatment (propranolol is one option) may be more annoying than the non-disease itself. There are other possibilities as well, if it's disabling a neurology consult may be in order. ...Read more

Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


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My right hand tends 2 shake quiet a bit;i can hold it out & it just constantly shakes; really bad when holding something;what could be wrong? I'm 31.

My right hand tends 2 shake quiet a bit;i can hold it out & it just constantly shakes; really bad when holding something;what could be wrong? I'm 31.

Essential tremor: At your age, this is likely essential tremor. Et occurs with use, such as handwriting, holding a cup, or using a spoon. Parkinsons tremor tends to occur at rest, and is associated with other symptoms. It is rare in someone your age. See your physician - there are simple treatment for et. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why my legs shakes sometimes when I walk down stairs? I've also noticed that I have a slight shaking in my hand when holding a spoon

Is there a reason why my legs shakes sometimes when I walk down stairs? I've also noticed that I have a slight shaking in my hand when holding a spoon

See your doctor: It is not possible to diagnose anything on this basis, benign essential tremor, Parkinson's disease and simple fatigue are some of the possibilities. ...Read more

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When I do art paitings why my hand shakes?

When I do art paitings why my hand shakes?

Tremor: You may have something called essential tremor. This tends to run in families. Do other people in your family have a tremor? See your doctor for exam and testing. ...Read more

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What can I do if my hand shakes sometimes uncontrollably why is this happening?

What can I do if my hand shakes sometimes uncontrollably why is this happening?

Tremors: Are they constant or intermittent. If intermittent and you don't have any other neuro complaints like headache, visual changes, weakness, or numbness it may be an intention tremor. However, given your young age make sure you are not taking too much caffeine. Its easy to do as I have fallen into drinking several cups of coffee during the day and it definitely does it. Hope this helps :). ...Read more

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I'm 18 and my hands sometimes shakes on its own. But that happens one in blue moon. What can cause it?

I'm 18 and my hands sometimes shakes on its own. But that happens one in blue moon. What can cause it?

Probably B9 tremor: This is probably a benign tremor and may be due to anxiety, overuse, etc. However if it persists or becomes worse, I would sdiscuss with your primary md. ...Read more

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When you have hand in the air is it suppose to stay perfectly still? Because mine doesn't it shakes a little.

When you have hand in the air is it suppose to stay perfectly still? Because mine doesn't it shakes a little.

Interesting: Not everyone has a "dead calm, steady" hand. (hope we as surgeons do!) your pulse, especially if raised by exercise, excitement, fear or medications can cause your normally steady hand to "shake". If it appears to be a tremor--that is, not related to your heart rate, please see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm 22 and im getting really bad shakes normally hands but can be most of my body when nervous its very embarassing and I don't know what to do!

Deep slow breath: Avoiding all triggers such as caffeinated drinks and foods (coffee, tea, energy drinks) may help. Biofeedback may also help. There is no single solution. If interferes with social activities despite non-medicinal treatments, a low dose beta blocker medication may be tried. Would check labs too, thyroid etc. ...Read more

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My hand on my right side has episode were it shakes uncontrollably and sometime my whole body shakes and than my speech goes. What could this be?

My hand on my right side has episode were it shakes uncontrollably and sometime my whole body shakes and than my speech goes. What could this be?

Need to see a Dr.: You will need a physical exam and history. This could be anything from anxiety and nerves to tremors to partial seizures, which is what it sounds a little like, but unusual to remain fully aware during them. You may need imaging as well. At 18, this really could be a number of issues and it would be best to be thoroughly examined. ...Read more

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Hello. I'm 18 years old and my hand keeps shaking everytime I lift something heavy like carrying my baby sisster for some time and my hand shakes? Help

Hello. I'm 18 years old and my hand keeps shaking everytime I lift something heavy like carrying my baby sisster for some time and my hand shakes? Help

Hand shaking: If you do not exercise regularly, lifting a heavy object can lead to shaking of that arm. However, if you are physically active then that is not normal and warrants evaluation ...Read more

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My left thumb shakes after I make like a thumbs up like win it wants to go to an relax it shakes funny should I be worried? I'm left handed

My left thumb shakes after I make like a thumbs up like win it wants to go to an relax it shakes funny should I be worried? I'm left handed

Congested nose huh: Some meds for nasal decongestion will make you hyper and shake. If you are getting too much thyroid meds, may also be the reason. Blood test will determine if that is the cause. Your headache maybe related to sinuses or blood pressure. Sure would be nice to know that your blood pressure isn't high! Seek evaluation. ...Read more

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My son shakes his hands uncontrollably makes high pitch noises has problems mixing with people and has no friends what can be wrong with him?

My son shakes his hands uncontrollably makes high pitch noises has problems mixing with people and has no friends what can be wrong with him?

Behavioral problem: These behaviors could be a signs of autism and he should be evaluated by a pediatrician experienced in developmental problems like autism. ...Read more

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When I have alcohol and a smoke my hand shakes?

When I have alcohol and a smoke my hand shakes?

Combining toxins. ..: Combining the toxic effects of alcohol and nicotine on one's brain and other parts of his body can cause noticeable problems. When symptoms show up, it's time to return to the doctor to work out a plan to stop taking in the toxins. The doctor can also check to see if there is an underlying disease that is causing the shaking, with the alcohol and nicotine exaggerating the underlying disorder. ...Read more

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My right hand shakes in the morning. Why is that?

My right hand shakes in the morning. Why is that?

Neurologist eval.: There are many reasons for a person to have hand tremors. Some are inherited, some are due to medications, and some are from fatigue and muscle soreness as well as other causes.
A neurologist should be able to help you sort through all the possibilities and eliminate problems. If you are lucky enough to have a neurologist specializing in movement disorders, that's best. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my husband having constant shakes in his hands and pain in his arm?

What could be the cause of my husband having constant shakes in his hands and pain in his arm?

Tremor: Some families have tremor
excessive amounts of acffein, nicitine can make a person shaky
to watch for parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your right hand always shakes its shakes all the time when I go to us it.?

Tremor: Sounds like you have a tremor. Tremors can be benign "familial" tremors, or can be caused by some other underlying conditions that would need to be ruled out. See a dr. (usually neurologist) to get an evaluation. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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I am have esansial termuse. My hand shakes Wien I do some thing like left. Up a glass. What I want to do.

Essential tremor!: First, make sure that that is the cause of your tremor with a thorough evaluation. Then, your doc may prescribe meds that can help with this. Get checked! Essential tremor is more likely, if it runs in your family, but other diseases that are serious and cause tremor, also run in families. So be sure you find out the cause. Caffeine, stress, fatigue, overexertion will make tremor worse. ...Read more

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Can u tell me why my body shakes all the time like my hands when I get up from a chair body starts to shake before I can walk can stress do this?

Not due to stress: Your symptoms sound more like a neurologic problem. There are a number of possibilities including something benign or perhaps a parkinson-like condition. See your primary care doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Today I noticed my left arm/hand shakes/vibrated when I grip or hold something. I'm only 22 and noticed it today. No chance it's serious right?

Today I noticed my left arm/hand shakes/vibrated when I grip or hold something. I'm only 22 and noticed it today. No chance it's serious right?

Nerve irritation: Most likely incidental nerve pinching or irritation. Check with a neurologist if it keeps hapenning ...Read more

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My right hand often shakes or trembles. Sometimes I can make it stop if I concentrate only on that for awhile. Is something wrong or am I crazy?

My right hand often shakes or trembles. Sometimes I can make it stop if I concentrate only on that for awhile. Is something wrong or am I crazy?

No, not crazy: It is not a problem in your hand. But more likely something more general like "essential tremor" (not progressive or due to underlying disease), Parkinson's (usually at rest). Also anxiety and drug side affects can cause it. Treatment depends upon correct diagnosis for which you should see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes tremors (hand shakes a lot)?

Essential tremor: If it is essential it may causes rhythmic shaking and is common after 40 y/o and if so it can affect voice head and leg other options could be parkinsons syndrome if it is like a pill rolling type movement and you have a stiff arm. ...Read more

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My dad's right hand shakes uncontrollably at times. What could this be?

My dad's right hand shakes uncontrollably at times. What could this be?

Idiopathic tremor: If it shakes when he tries to do something think about intention tremor. Also some meds can cause a tremor as well. If it is an intention tremor have him see a hand surgeon or a neurologist as I have found low dose Propranolol quite helpful. In fact, I treated my dad's tremor successfully with it. Hope this helps :). ...Read more

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What is the name of that disease where you lose all your motor skills and their hand shakes uncontrollably?

Tremor: Some families have tremor
excessive amounts of acffein, nicitine can make a person shaky
to watch for parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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My right hand shakes, I mean I can put my two hands in the air and the right one keeps shaking and I don't think that this is normal, should I worry?

See neurologist!: Although familial tremor is a possibility, need more history. Duration, how long, etc. Etc. Must rule out more serious problems. See you pcp and get an appt. With a neurologist as soon as possible. ...Read more