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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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My hand is constantly shaking its a mild shake when I grasp something or if I just put my hand out but it gets worse after exercise or when nervous.

My hand is constantly shaking its a mild shake when I grasp something or if I just put my hand out but it gets worse after exercise or when nervous.

Essential Tremor: There are a variety of neurological conditions that could explain this problem. But, you need a thorough evaluation with a neurologist. Your family doctor should be able to advise you on this. ...Read more

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I am facing nerve problems and I get very nervous easily when in diffucult situations. When I try to hold a cup with ease my hands shaking. Please help.

I am facing nerve problems and I get very nervous easily when in diffucult situations. When I try to hold a cup with ease my hands shaking. Please help.

Tremor: These symptoms can sometimes have a hormonal cause e.g. Hyperthroidism or pheochromocytoma.

The most common neurological condition causing these symptoms is benign essential tremor. Essential tremor usually is treated very well with medication such as Inderal (propranolol) or primidone. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are my hands shaking after I got stung by a few nettles?

Nettles: Histamine release = pain. Wash the skin with soap & water. Make a paste of baking soda and water (sticky consistency) and spread over the affected area. In a pinch you can spit on the affected area because saliva can neutralize the chemical irritants. In the woods – apply mud to the area. Curly dock can also be rubbed on the area. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath, hands shaking are the effects of energy drinks?

Shortness of breath, hands shaking are the effects of energy drinks?

Could be: If your shortness of breath is very mild you can try stopping all caffeine and see if your symptoms resolve. If the shortness of breath is not mild you should be seen right away to make sure there is nothing more serious causing it. Nevertheless you should stop caffeine and see if you improve. If you do, please reduce consumption, or preferably stop drinking these drinks. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of having hands shaking constantly?

What could be the cause of having hands shaking constantly?

Many: The differential diagnosis for tremor is quite large, i.e. there are many possible causes, ranging from too much caffeine, to anxiety, to a host of neurological disorders. See your primary care doctor and if he/she can't figure it out, ask for a referral to a neurologist. ...Read more

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I've had people ask me why are my hands shaking. I don't even notice it until someone asks why? This last time I was aggravated

I've had people ask me why are my hands shaking. I don't even notice it until someone asks why? This last time I was aggravated

Tremor: Many people have what is called 'essential tremor'. It often runs in families. It causes fine tremor of the hands when using them. There is no tremor when the hands are at rest. It can be bothersome but it's not serious. Medication can help. There are other less common causes of tremor such as hyperactive thyroid. Your doctor can rule these out. ...Read more

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I have finished medical school. I have a problem with noticable hands shaking, when performing something. I'm also very anxious. Any advice?

I have finished medical school. I have a problem with noticable hands shaking, when performing something. I'm also very anxious. Any advice?

Trremor a/w anxiety: Tremor comes in many forms. Benign essential tremor is common but the type of tremor should be diagnosed by your primary care physician or neurologist. Stimulants including caffeine can make tremor worse. Certain medications or cognitive therapies can improve both tremor and anxiety and your physician may be able to recommend a therapy. ...Read more

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Nose bleeding and hands shaking. What is going on?

Nose bleeding and hands shaking. What is going on?

Not normal: Go see your doctor. There is not enough information given to tell you anything else. Either way I think you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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After reading about HPV, I have been worried about getting it via holding hands, shaking hands, hugging etc. With friends and all, Shall I be worried?

After reading about HPV, I have been worried about getting it via holding hands, shaking hands, hugging etc. With friends and all, Shall I be worried?

Not so much: HPV is a family of viruses. Those with the most consequence are the strains associated with sexual transmission.Although there is times when these strains will shed & contaminate various surfaces it appears the STI strains pass only with direct skin to skin contact along with a mechanical or abrasive event. These strains are also site specific, tending to live only on specific genital skin. ...Read more

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Hi my hands started shaking again do your hands shake on PMS.? And why are my hands shaking.?

Hi my hands started shaking again do your hands shake on PMS.? And why are my hands shaking.?

Vague question.: PMS sx's are not typically "hands shaking" so look for anything that might also cause this. Do you drink alcohol to excess? Are you allergic to anything? Any medication or drug use? Any medical conditions? Check these out first, then follow your MD's rx. ...Read more

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Why are my hands shaking? My husband noticed that when I am holding my fork between bites at meals, that my right hand is shaking.

Why are my hands shaking? My husband noticed that when I am holding my fork between bites at meals, that my right hand is shaking.

Essential tremor: Tremor of hands can be physiologic, meaning a normal body reaction, to stress, anxiety, exhaustion, or caffeine. Alcohol withdrawal can do that. There are medical conditions that can cause tremor, including essential tremor, hyperthyroidism, or various neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. Rhythmic shaking while holding utensils are likely essential tremor. ...Read more

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My 14 yo son is complaining of his hands shaking sometimes. His grandfather has hx of benign familiar tremor. Last night he was performing and sx agai?

My 14 yo son is complaining of his hands shaking sometimes. His grandfather has hx of benign familiar tremor. Last night he was performing and sx agai?

Get Him Checked: I suggest that you get him checked by his Pediatrician to make the right diagnosis. As you say he may have Essential Benign Tremors and get it treatd
Meanwhile avoid caffeine and stress
If symptoms are troublesome he can be put on medicine to control the tremors.
There are various choices like Beta Blockers and others ...Read more

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Pressure in head on one side one pupil bigger than the other vision blurry hands shaking?

Pressure in head on one side one pupil bigger than the other vision blurry hands shaking?

Get checked: If you have a new headache, especially if severe, with pupil changes (that persist), call your doctor now. If you don't have a doc, and the symptoms continue, go to an UC or ER, especially if the pain is severe and this lasts for more than 15-30 minutes. ...Read more

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I was nearly fainted 3 times & really fainted 2 times within 3 months. Sudden dizziness, sweating, vision blackout when standing. Often hands shaking.

I was nearly fainted 3 times & really fainted 2 times within 3 months. Sudden dizziness, sweating, vision blackout when standing. Often hands shaking.

Low blood pressure: The symptoms you describe are most likely related to low blood pressure. You may have a syndrome called orthostatic hypotension or possibly neurocardiogenic syncope. They are diagnosed and treated differently, but both share the common symptoms you described. Taking your blood pressure lying down, then standing for one minute, than after standing for 5 minutes will help to determine the cause. ...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

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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What do you advise if I was dumb and took 12 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) pills now my fingers won't stop shaking (hand tremors). Will this side effect go away?

What do you advise if I was dumb and took 12 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) pills now my fingers won't stop shaking (hand tremors). Will this side effect go away?

Call poison center: Irrespective of why you would take so many benadryls (diphenhydramine) at once, you need to call your local poison control center or go to the ER ...Read more

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Walked to shop walking back went dizzy Excessive sweating and seeing white spots hands shaking all of a sudden what could this be?

Walked to shop walking back went dizzy Excessive sweating and seeing white spots hands shaking all of a sudden what could this be?

Dizzy: Exersional dizziness is in common in young and there can CE several reasons. Will need assessment by physician as a detailed history will be important to rule out anything sinister. ...Read more

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Have anxiety disorder. I've been on vyvanse for awhile recently prescribed Effexor (venlafaxine). Took it heart racing, hands shaking, arm tingles, is this normal?

Have anxiety disorder. I've been on vyvanse for awhile recently prescribed Effexor (venlafaxine). Took it heart racing, hands shaking, arm tingles, is this normal?

Drug interactions: vyvanse and Effexor (venlafaxine) can both increase heart rate, blood pressure, anxiety and other undesirable symptoms. Vyvanse is not indicated for anxiety. Therefor try to have your diagnosis and medicines check by your doctor. ...Read more

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Chronic dizziness, out of breath, hands shaking, doctor said I have no asthma/anxiety. Help. What could this be. Also severely depressed. I'm begging.

Chronic dizziness, out of breath, hands shaking, doctor said I have no asthma/anxiety. Help. What could this be. Also severely depressed. I'm begging.

Depression/anxious: Shaking and dizziness can be a sign of anxiety/
depression and if short of breath, this might
be an acute panic attack. Blow into a paper
bag x 20 breaths and slow your breathing down.
If that improves, the attack will resolve. If the symptoms
worsen, make an appt with a child psychiatrist thru
Health to discuss your symptoms and depression.
The suicide hotline is also a good resource to review. ...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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What kind of exercise can help stabilize hand tremors?

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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Hand and feet bos numb after exercise?

Hand and feet bos numb after exercise?

It is possible: After you doing exercises for a period of time I possible you feeling this symptoms due to a combination of circulations of blood and the exchange of Oxygen to a cellular level ...Read more

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20 min after exercise, HR still at 125 and BP decreased to 68/55. lightheaded, hands tingling. I was sitting down, not changing posture. Very athletic

20 min after exercise, HR still at 125 and BP decreased to 68/55. lightheaded, hands tingling. I was sitting down, not changing posture. Very athletic

Exercise: With the symptoms that you have described you should have a physical evaluation. There is a condition called post-exercise anxiety which could account for your symptoms. It is concerning that your heart rate remains elevated and you feel dizzy. Have a physical evaluation and discuss this with your internist. ...Read more

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I am a righty, but usually hold things with left arm to use my right hand. Now right arm more fatigue after exercise. Normal?

I am a righty, but usually hold things with left arm to use my right hand. Now right arm more fatigue after exercise. Normal?

Could be: Often, the arm used more (dominant) can develop an "overuse syndrome" and experience some increased fatigue after use (exercise). Best wishes. ...Read more

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New workout program abt 2wks. W/in a few hours after, have tremors in hands, uncontrollable, very pronounced twitching/restlessness in whole body. Lasts until I take my Ativan and (although I eat right after exercise). What could cause this?

New workout program abt 2wks. W/in a few hours after, have tremors in hands, uncontrollable, very pronounced twitching/restlessness in whole body. Lasts until I take my Ativan and (although I eat right after exercise). What could cause this?

Can be normal: Quite a few folks have this especially when they're doing conditioning. It's a sign you're working hard and you should be proud. Since you're under a physician's care, if this does not resolve as you get more conditioned, discuss whether you might have familial tremor (treated with propranolol, perhaps), a channelopathy (get electrolytes checked) or get a neurology referral. Glad you're exercising ...Read more

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If I have heart disease, should I be concerned if I experience tingling hands and feet during and after exercise?

If I have heart disease, should I be concerned if I experience tingling hands and feet during and after exercise?

Yes: That may be a sign of vascular insufficiency, arterial blockages, or coronary spasm. You should have that evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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26/f. After exercise felt jittery, light headed, and pins and needles in hands. Ate something and felt better. Just low blood sugar or something else?

26/f. After exercise felt jittery, light headed, and pins and needles in hands. Ate something and felt better. Just low blood sugar or something else?

Exercise effects: Exercise causes a number of changes a lot of those are mediated by increased hormone levels also the degree of response is based how regularly exercise all effects you talk of can be due to normal response as time goes on symptoms should diminish in intensity and duration I doubt you have underlying physical issues but a good physical before engaging in exercise routine is ideal. ...Read more

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28yr old female. Pins & needles in hands on a normal breath out. Pins & needles/muscle twitches throughout both legs after exercise. Otherwise healthy?

28yr old female. Pins & needles in hands on a normal breath out. Pins & needles/muscle twitches throughout both legs after exercise. Otherwise healthy?

See your physician: Numbness and tingling in any extremity can be due to many reasons including sitting or standing in the same position for a long time, nerve injury, electrolyte abnormalities, vitamin deficiencies, etc. True weakness with paresthesias would be more concerning. See your physician for evaluation. You might be referred to a neurologist. Http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/paresthesia/paresthesia. Htm ...Read more

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I'm having difficulties with severe cramping in my legs, feet and hands after exercise despite drinking plenty of water and taking potassium. What next?

I'm having difficulties with severe cramping in my legs, feet and hands after exercise despite drinking plenty of water and taking potassium. What next?

Difficult problem: Muscle cramps can happen due to electrolyte imbalance from sweating due to exercise. It may be best to check your electrolytes including sodium potassium, magnesium and calcium levels. If you are taking any medications like diuretics, statins or alcohol, they can aggravate muscle cramps. You should seek medical advice if you have not found an easy solution. Taking quinine water (tonic water) mayhe. ...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


Dr. Aaron Haug
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Hand Tremors (Definition)

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