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Is a symptom of adult craniopharyngioma severe hand tremor?

Is a symptom of adult craniopharyngioma severe hand tremor?

Not usually: Hand tremor is a very common symptom and is associated with a wide variety of diseases and disorders. Adult craniopharyngioma is very very rare. Are you yourself experiencing this symptom? ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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What causes intention and action tremors?

What causes intention and action tremors?

Tremor cause: Please see: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/tremor/detail_tremor.Htm there are many causes of intention tremors, ranging from drug side effects s to toxins like mercury and others, , to strokes, and metabolic conditions like thyroid conditions, and some inherited forms as well. There are treatments, but first you should discuss them with your doctor or a neurologist.. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of essential tremor?

What are the symptoms of essential tremor?

Shaking alone: The hallmark of essential tremor is shaking without any other signs or symptoms that would suggest parkinsons or another cause. The shaking is typically worst with movement or sustained posture (not at rest) and is exacerbated by stress. It is usually first seen in the hands or arms, but can involve the head or other parts of the body. While there is no cure, medications can reduce symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the indications a tremor is an essential tremor?

What are the indications a tremor is an essential tremor?

Isolated findings: The hallmarks of an essential tremor are that it happens while holding a posture (as opposed to at rest or during movement), and that it is not associated with spasticity, difficulty initiating movements, weakness, or any other symptoms. That being said, a neurologist can help confirm the presence of an essential tremor and guide treatment. ...Read more

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What are the causes, symptoms and treatment options for Parkinson's disease in elderly women. Is mild tremor of the hands indicative of the illness?

What are the causes, symptoms and treatment options for Parkinson's disease in elderly women. Is mild tremor of the hands indicative of the illness?

Gods Rx Available!!: Dopamine meds are mainstay of treatment. Modern therapy recommends longer lasting, milder potency meds first: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro--cautiously in the elderly). If these are inadequate & stronger meds are needed to manage symptoms, then sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together) are begun. Tailor rx with side effects in mind. ...Read more

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What causes trembling or shaking of the hands with age?

What causes trembling or shaking of the hands with age?

Different things: Different things, some come on with age, others are like a parkinson's disorder. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of developmental delay of precise movements (fine motor movements)?

What are the symptoms of developmental delay of precise movements (fine motor movements)?

No progress: Initially the infant will not grasp things, will not use a pincer grasp to hold objects, then they won't turn pages of a book well, and will not hold a crayon or pencil properly, and the older child will not do delicate tasks or write well. ...Read more

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Are Parkinson's tremors intermittent or always present when at rest? Is Parkinson's the only cause of resting tremor?

Are Parkinson's tremors intermittent or always present when at rest? Is Parkinson's the only cause of resting tremor?

Tremors are variable: In patients with Parkinson's Disease(PD), the degree of tremors is quite variable different patients. The tremors can also vary depending on the effect of treatment as the medication works well for a few hours and then the effect wears off. Besides resting tremors, patients with PD have muscle rigidity which slows down their movements (Bradykinesia).No other condition causes resting tremors. ...Read more

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Which type of medical tx is prescribed for tremors of left arm and hand?

Which type of medical tx is prescribed for tremors of left arm and hand?

See details: There are several causes for tremors and the treatment depends on the cause. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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What is the differences between essential tremor and atypical parkinsonism?

What is the differences between essential tremor and atypical parkinsonism?

Tremor: The difference between the two ironically is tremor. Wereby essential tremor has a tremor, atypical parkinsonism such as that caused by progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasilar degeneration and multisystem atrophy tend not to have tremor. Also, in parkinsonism the tremor is usually at rest. In essential tremor the tremor is noticeable with use. ...Read more

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Can wing beating tremors associated with essential tremors, or only specific syndromes?

Can wing beating tremors associated with essential tremors, or only specific syndromes?

Postural tremor diff: A wing beating tremor is under the broad term of "postural tremors" which means that the tremor is worst with maintenance of an anti-gravity posture. The "classic" wing beating is described for wilson's disease but can be caused by other disorders such as essential tremor (et), drug induced tremor, post traumatic, etoh withdrawal, physiologic, and psychogenic to name a few. Please see your neuro. ...Read more

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What are intention and action tremors?

Tremors: Action tremors occur with movement, such as writing, drawing, or making gestures with the hands. Intention tremors occur with postural movement, such as when you hold your hands straight away from your body, as in pointing. Essential tremor causes these. Hyperthyroidism, changes in blood chemistry and medicines may also cause these. ...Read more

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Could motor and verbal tics be the only symptoms of tourette syndrome?

Could motor and verbal tics be the only symptoms of tourette syndrome?

Main symptoms : These are the hallmark of tourette's and should be present before the age of 18. The tics ususally start very simple but may become more complicated. Most cases of tourrette's are mild and do not pose significant barriers to leading a productive life. There can be comorbid disorders like adhd, ocd, impulsivity or mood disorders. These other disorders often pose more of a problem than the tics. ...Read more

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What medical condition causes uncontrollable jerking movements of the arms/ legs?

What medical condition causes uncontrollable jerking movements of the arms/ legs?

Hypnic jerks: Jerking movements occurring as one is falling asleep are called hypnic jerks and are normal. Jerks during sleep may be periodic limb movements if they are repetitive, brief, and occur in series. If they cause poor sleep or daytime sleepiness, they can be treated, but they often occur in normal subjects. Jerks may occur with sleep apnea , parasomnias (abnormal sleep behavior), and seizures. ...Read more

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Is hand shaking a symptom of menopause or what are more symptoms of parkinson s?

Is hand shaking a symptom of menopause or what are more symptoms of parkinson s?

Hand shaking: Shaking hands is not a typical symptom of menopause, but it is of parkinson's. Other symptoms of parkinson's are slow movements, shuffling gait, stiffness, and a "ratchety" kind of rigidity seen especially when when your elbow joints are extended from a flexed position. Sometimes there are falls backwards too. ...Read more

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What symptoms are typical of baseline essential tremor?

Postural tremor: Typical essential tremor is marked by a postural tremor (present when holding a position, but not at rest) that is worse with stress and caffeine and better with rest and small amounts of alcohol. When diagnosing essential tremor, it is important to make sure that there is no increased tone, stiffness, numbness, weakness or other symptoms suggestive of an alternative disorder. ...Read more

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What are the differences between dystonia, tremor, and Parkinson's disease?

What are the differences between dystonia, tremor, and Parkinson's disease?

Trigeminal neuralgia: Yes, nonsurgical with medications, minimally invasive or radiation versus open surgery. All have pluses and minuses. See a neurosurgeon. I am attempting to delete this post as it was meant for another question. Sorry. ...Read more

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Hand flapping and crossing eyes. Part of trisomy?

Hand flapping and crossing eyes. Part of trisomy?

Not necessarily.: Trisomies are generally severe genetic syndromes comprising many effects from the nervous and psychiatric sphere. What you describe may be seen in trisomy 18, but is not sensitive nor specific for trisomies. ...Read more

Dr. Prem Gupta
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Tremor (Definition)

Tremor = involuntary ...Read more