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What is it that causes an elderly person's hands to shake?

What is it that causes an elderly person's hands to shake?

Hand tremble: The most common reason is "benign essential tremor". It usually happens as you get older and can worsen as you get older. There is a strong genetic disposition. It occurs most when a person is "intentionally" doing something like writing or pointing. It can be helped by medicines such as "b-blockers". Of course, always talk to your doctor about your symptoms to make a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes my body to shake before eating? I haven't ever had sugar problems.

What causes my body to shake before eating? I haven't ever had sugar problems.

Low blood sugar: Part of your body's response to low blood sugar involves the release of epinephrine, also known as adrenaline. This can give people the shakes. These shakes can be treated by eating smaller meals but more frequently. Also, avoiding quick burn carbs like sugars and starches can help. A little more protein and some of the right fats like olive oil can be helpful. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it normal for a woman to shake uncontrollably during sex and what causes it?

Is it normal for a woman to shake uncontrollably during sex and what causes it?

Orgasm?: During sexual activity your body releases many hormones and other biological materials such as epinephrine. Reactions to this may vary from person to person. Most women who shake uncontrollably are in the throes of orgasm. If this proves annoying or harmful in any way, suggest you see a gynecologist and discuss it. ...Read more

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Shaky mattress and box springs. What to do to stop the shake? Does it cause back aches?

Shaky mattress and box springs. What to do to stop the shake? Does it cause back aches?

Unknown: Although there has been a lot written about mattresses and back pain, there has never been a definitive study proving there is any correlation between back pain and sleeping surface. ...Read more

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Not sure if I have BDD or another condition but can't shake the feeling that I grew 2-3 inches at age 38. Could something have caused that to happen?

Not sure if I have BDD or another condition but can't shake the feeling that I grew 2-3 inches at age 38. Could something have caused that to happen?

Don't know what: would cause you to grow at that age? Do you have anything objective to back up this feeling? If not -growth plates are closed long before you hit your 30's. ...Read more

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What would cause my whole body to shake?

What would cause my whole body to shake?

Seizure or fever: Seizure, fever, and low blood sugar can cause the whole body to shake. For seizure, if you retain consciousness while the body shakes, it likely is not a epileptic seizure. Tremors can occur when medicines are taken or drugs but these are ususally not involving the whole body. Nervous reactions can also cause whole body shaking. ...Read more

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What would cause the shakes in a 57 yr old party guy?

Simply: Your lifestyle. I can't say more with the info provided and it is always worthwhile to get a full medical evaluation. However drugs and alcohol contribute. ...Read more

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Percocet causes me to shake, is there anything else i can took?

Percocet causes me to shake, is there anything else i can took?

Percocet alternative: There are many other pain killers, narcotics and non-narcotics. Please see your doctor for medication change. ...Read more

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