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Can asthma cause shaky hands?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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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. ...Read more

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What is the cause of shaky hands?

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. ...Read more

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I am having tablets & 2 types of rotacaps for treating asthma. Since then I have minor shaky hands/fingers. What causes this, tablets or inhalers?

I am having tablets & 2 types of rotacaps for treating asthma. Since then I have minor shaky hands/fingers. What causes this, tablets or inhalers?

Both: This is a side effect of all forms of beta agonist medication including liquids, pills and inhalers. The total dose tends to be higher with the tablets and as such they are a bigger offender. ...Read more

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What is a cure for shaky hands? Any meds for it?

Inderol: If tremors are bothersome have your doctor give you 10mg inderol helps with unintentional tremor. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of shaky hands?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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? ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What can cause shaky hands in young people?

What can cause shaky hands in young people?

Some causes: Hyperthyroidism, heredofamililial essential tremors, cerebellar involvement in Multiple Sclerosis, carbon monoxide poisoning, Manganese intoxication. tardive dyskinesias, etc. ...Read more

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Does working out (lifting) cause shaky hands?

Does working out (lifting) cause shaky hands?

It may contribute to: It. Genetics- benign essential tremors, hyperthyroidism, stress, too much caffeine intake etc may also cause it. Take care! ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to reduce shaky hands, nerves?

I need some tips on how to reduce shaky hands, nerves?

Tremors: You need t be evaluated first by your PCP to determine if the cause is medical such as thyroid disease, or psychological such as anxiety. ...Read more

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I have had shaky hands for a few years now. It is annoying, but not disruptive.. Should I be worried?

I have had shaky hands for a few years now. It is annoying, but not disruptive.. Should I be worried?

Dubious: Young guy9, you may have a familial tremor (i'm presuming this since you're "young" and it's been present for years) but it would be a good idea to be checked, especially if it's getting worse. There are treatments to consider too. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more