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Dr. Prem Gupta
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Tremor (Overview)

A tremor is an unintentional trembling or shaking movement in a part of the body, and usually occurs in the hands. It can occur in healthy individuals, but tremors are also present in brain diseases such as Parkinson's disease.


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Dr. Prem Gupta
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Tremor (Overview)

A tremor is an unintentional trembling or shaking movement in a part of the body, and usually occurs in the hands. It can occur in healthy individuals, but tremors are also present in brain diseases such as Parkinson's disease.


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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Can you treat tremors and nervousness in grave's disease?

Can you treat tremors and nervousness in grave's disease?

Yes: The best way, of course, is by treating the graves' disease and getting the thyroid levels back to normal. But that can take time, so if symptoms such as heart pounding or racing, shakiness, or feeling nervous or jittery are causing problems, many doctors give a kind of blood pressure medicine called a bets-blocker to help with these. Examples would be propranolol, atenolol, or metoprolol. ...Read more

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Dr. Prem Gupta
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In what way can I treat bodily tremors and shaking?

In what way can I treat bodily tremors and shaking?

See a neurologist: There is a possibility that these are related to anxiety. However neurologist can discern and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Farbman
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How is an intention tremor treated?

How is an intention tremor treated?

ET medications: Intention tremor is usually associated with essential tremor. There are a few medicines that can help with this. The most potent are probably primidone, Propranolol (and other beta blockers), and topiramate. You can also try non-medicinal techniques such as using heavier objects (i.e. Bigger pen when writing), and bracing your elbow. See a movement disorders neurologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Are there any medications that I can take for essential tremors?

Yes: The medications help control the symptoms. Doctors commonly used are Propanolol and primidone ...Read more

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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What is the best treatment for essential tremor?

What is the best treatment for essential tremor?

Essential tremor: Possibly propanolol ( dosis has to be gradually increased) or primidone. 50% pts do not response to medical treatment. Brain stimulation there is for very frustrated pts. Some tremors may improve after drinking alcoholic beverages. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for essential tremor?

Is there a cure for essential tremor?

No cure: Some patients require only intermittent tremor reduction, such as when attending a meeting or engaging in a social activity. For these patients, a cocktail or beer prior to the activity may be sufficient. An alternative is Propranolol (10-40 mg) approximately one half hour prior to the event. Alcohol consumption is not an appropriate maintenance therapy for patients who seek tremor reduction throu. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Dissin
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If a person have tremor in hands and head then what should he do to get rid of it?

If a person have tremor in hands and head then what should he do to get rid of it?

Neurologic consult: First it would be important to determine the cause of the tremors. If they are related to medication you are currently taking, changing medications will see an improvement in the tremor. You should see a neurologist and be evaluated. The neurologist should be able to tell you what type of tremor you have, and the types of treatment options available including medications and possibly dbs/surgery. ...Read more

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