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Hands Shake (Definition)

Hands shake is an involuntary ...Read more


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I am over 50 and have been steadily gaining weight. I stopped going to the gym a few months ago because even after a light work out my muscles would take days to recover and immediately following upper body workout my hands would shake uncontrollably and

I am over 50 and have been steadily gaining weight. I stopped going to the gym a few months ago because even after a light work out my muscles would take days to recover and immediately following upper body workout my hands would shake uncontrollably and

Get checked!: Such a marked decreasing exercise tolerance is not normal. Hard to say what's going on. See your doc for a thorough history and physical examination with appropriate testing. Get checked please! The sooner you find any problem the easier it is to treat! ...Read more

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My hands will uncontrollably shake randomly. This will last for hours at a time. I have been going through something that would scare most people, but I'm not afraid and it doesn't happen when that stressor is going on, its honestly random. It happens m

My hands will uncontrollably shake randomly. This will last for hours at a time. I have been going through something that would scare most people, but I'm not afraid and it doesn't happen when that stressor is going on, its honestly random. It happens m

Sometimes we have: Delayed reactions to stress. (Post traumatic Stress Syndrome is an extreme example of this following war or other traumatic events) When the stressor is occurring, we are strong and keep it together only to fall apart later when the danger has subsided. This may be what is happening for you. Consider talking to a psychologist and process the stressful event or issues. ...Read more

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My hands shake when I get mad sometimes? Is that normal?

My hands shake when I get mad sometimes? Is that normal?

It's not uncommon.: Normal is not my choice of word, but it probably is a normal part of an anger reaction that is fairly strong. It's an indication of how integrated your feeling is. Your thinking part is mad and you physical part is in sync. For some that is rare and it can be a problem. Your response is not bad - unless it happens too often. Only you can decide how much that can be. Best! ...Read more

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Why do my hands shake when I reach for, pick something up?

Why do my hands shake when I reach for, pick something up?

Intention tremor: An intention tremor occurs when the hand is moving and stops when the hand is still. It can be caused by a variety of neurological disorders, as well as the normal aging process. See your doctor for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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My hands shake off and on all the time, should I be worried?

My hands shake off and on all the time, should I be worried?

Tremor: This maybe due to familial tremor syndrome. Which is a dominant trait in families. Check and see if anyone in your family has similar symptoms. There are medications available to help, but not control. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my hands shake a lot, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my hands shake a lot, what do you suggest?

Essential tremor: This maybe part of an essential aka familial aka intention tremor. These are not serious but tend to run in families. They usually are seen most in hands when trying to lift things, are made worse by caffeine, stimulants and anxiety. If concerned consult a neurologist. ...Read more

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Does everybody's hands shake to some point, for example when you are holding a spoon?

Yes, TO SOME POINT: A 16 year's old hand would not be expected to shake when outstretched or holding a spoon to the point of being that noticeable to the ordinary person looking on...if their hands were hooked up to machine to detect fine movements then, EVERYBODY'S hand would likely show some degree of tremor but most people wouldn't detect it. So if it's noticeable then, it's probably a little too much. ...Read more

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I have hydrocephalus why do my hands shake so much?

I have hydrocephalus why do my hands shake so much?

Probably not related: Hydrocephalus has many causes. After infection or trauma or stroke there can be pressure that causes enlargement of the ventricles. Some are born with congenital enlargement. Some have large ventricles without pressure. For you the shaking may be unrelated or due to a more diffuse process. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the nerves in my face and hands shake?

Suggestions: You might have an essential tremor, and less likely, a cerebellar problem, or a medication reaction. Medications are available to treat tremors, and worthwhile trying. ...Read more

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I have hydrocephalus and my hands shake when relaxed why is this?

Tremors: It is quite likely that your resting tremor is related to brain issues, and there may be a problem in the "basal ganglia". How this all plays out is unclear based on your info, but suggest you see a neurologist and find out why this has developed (? Parkinson's?), and get under control. ...Read more

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Why might my hands shake if I am a 21 year old healthy male? They shake very slowly while I'm holding objects

Familial: Most common cause for a mild shake is "benign familial tremor." ask family members if they share this trait. Always good to check the tremor out at your doctor's. ...Read more

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My hands shake when I get done playing a video game and they're stiff and sometimes hurt. Why does this happen?

My hands shake when I get done playing a video game and they're stiff and sometimes hurt. Why does this happen?

Overuse?: Sounds like you may be playing too much, or you are gripping the controller too tightly. Both of these can contribute to your complaint. Try reducing your playing time by setting a timer and playing for 20-30 min. At a time. Have someone observe your hands while playing to see if your are gripping the controller too tightly. You can also try some ibuprofen.. ...Read more

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I am nervous all the time, and I can never calm down. My hands shake and sometimes my whole body does too. It's hard to do everyday tasks. Anxiety?

I am nervous all the time, and I can never calm down. My hands shake and sometimes my whole body does too. It's hard to do everyday tasks. Anxiety?

Sounds like it: Your symptoms definitely sound like anxiety. Visit your medical doctor. You need tests to rule out a medical condition that can mimic it (like hyperthyroidism or pheochromocytoma), and then visit a psychiatrist, who can offer proper treatment. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can masturbation make your hands shake?

Can masturbation make your hands shake?

Possibly: If you are asking whether masturbation in general can be the cause of a hand tremor, the answer would be no. If the hand tremor occurs immediately after orgasm and only lasts for a very short time, the answer would be likely yes due to the the nervous system stimulation/excitement associated with orgasm. ...Read more

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Why do my hands shake when I am hungry?

Why do my hands shake when I am hungry?

Hands shake: When you are hungy you may develop hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), to counter that, your body release epinephrine/glucagon/adrnaline these hormones then make your hand shakes, make you sweat, make you have palpitation, break down some sugar stored (glycogen) from your body and release to your blood stream. ...Read more

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Who would go to a surgeon whose hands shake?

Who would go to a surgeon whose hands shake?

Hands shake: Not sure if the shaking is yours or the surgeon. I would kinda hesitate if it was the surgeon who is going to operate on me. ...Read more

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Tacrolimus makes my hands shake like crazy. What do I do?

Tacrolimus makes my hands shake like crazy. What do I do?

Tacrolimus: Tacrolimus can have many side effects including tremors. It is often used after organ transplants, but also for eczema, uveitis, minimal change disease, Kimura's disease, and vitiligo. Talk to the prescribing doctor to see if another medicine can be substituted for the tacrolimus. Alternately, the doctor may have another suggestion to reduce the tremors while continuing the tacrolimus. ...Read more

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Tacrolimus makes my hands shake like crazy - what can I do about it?

Tacrolimus makes my hands shake like crazy - what can I do about it?

Tacrolimus: All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. You need to check with your doctor if any of these side effects persist or become bothersome when using tacrolimus.
Nervous system side effects including headache (22% to 64%), tremors (24% to 56%), and paresthesias or dysesthesias (21% to 40%) have been reported., other muscle problems have been reported. ...Read more

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20 yold son architect student. Hands shake while drawing. What could be the cause? Should he do specific blood tests?

Neurology consult: If this is appearing at age 20, it is likely to be benign familial tremor and would be manageable by Propranolol or observation. If a beer makes it vanish, this is probably the diagnosis. A visit to a neurologist is in order to rule this in or out, or find another cause. ...Read more

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I've come to notice my hands shake a little. When holding something any object. 20 yr old female good health. Should I worry?

Depends: Usually no. It is called benign essential tremor. If it becomes intense and affects your performing fine job, you may seek help. ...Read more

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My hands shake/tremble and I get hot really bad all the time. I don't have thyroids (doctors have checked) I want to now what it is? Thank you

My hands shake/tremble and I get hot really bad all the time. I don't have thyroids (doctors have checked) I want to now what it is? Thank you

Need clarification: "thyroids"...The thyroid gland is a normal part of human anatomy (body parts). If you have abnormal thyroid functioning from medication or illness, you can develop symtoms specific to the type of thyroid abnormality. Usually tremor is related to hyperthyroid (elevated) activitiy. Any abnormal thyroid functioning should be closely monitored by your doctor. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my shaking hands? My dads hands shake too and he is a smoker but I am not and they get worse when I'm mad or nervous.

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What could be the cause of my shaking hands? My dads hands shake too and he is a smoker but I am not and they get worse when I'm mad or nervous.

Tremors: Is shaking only when hands are in motion or even at rest? . Several causes exist, such as essential tremors, drug-induced, parkinson's, systemic disease, psychogenic (such as stress or lack of sleep), fatigue, too much coffee, low blood sugar, overactive thyroid. Worth getting evaluated to rule out medical causes. Most likely, yours is essential tremor & can be effectively treated. ...Read more

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Every once in a while I go through this week long stage where my hands shake badly and my body will randomly twitch all over, what in the world!?

Shaking and twitchin: There are a number of possible causes for your symptoms.

I would recommend that you see your primary care doctor for an evaluation and examination. ...Read more