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What Causes Elderly 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
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
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
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
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
Percocet alternative: There are many other pain killers, narcotics and non-narcotics. Please see your doctor for medication change. ...Read more
Normal response: It is common to have some muscle reaction to a good yawn as there is the bodies reaction to the yawn. Our muscles tighten and we shake in response to the trigger of the yawning episode. If it is a very light yawn it might not cause the response to occur but it is common with larger yawns. Hope this helps. It is nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Can sex harm a baby at 29 weeks. Lots of quick up and down - will this shake the baby and cause any harm?
Nope, so have fun!: As long as you & your pregnancy are healthy, enjoy sex as often as you want in any position that's comfortable for you. Check out following references that all agree that it's ok to have sex while pregnant in most situations: http://goo. Gl/qBs1d8, http://goo. Gl/pc1OgI, http://goo. Gl/ueETtf, http://goo. Gl/Uj0uZw & http://goo. Gl/s6yRyr. ...Read more
When I drink coffee I begin to shake, what exactly in the coffee causes my body to shake and what is occurring inside my body?
I feel uncoordinated most of the time, like my head is not right, feel like I would fall & sometimes my body shakes, what could be the cause?
Pregnant?: Pregnancy is listed on your conditions. There are many changes that occur, especially during the 3rd trimester, that change the body’s blood pressure & fluid handling system. These could result in dizzy spells, especially when standing quickly, or lying in a certain position. There are many different causes of dizziness. Call 911 for passing out or worsening dizzy, otherwise see your Dr. ASAP. ...Read more
A number of possibilities: A teen can have shaking fingers if he/she has anxiety, or an episode odd low blood sugar, or abnormally high levels of thyroid hormones in his/her blood. He/she needs to be seen by a pediatrician to sort out the symptoms and come up with the correct answer to your question. ...Read more
Muscle fatigue: Sex can be very physically demanding. Whatever position you choose, your legs are going to have a lot of work to do, either by supporting you or holding them open or up etc. The prolonged exertion can cause your muscles to tremble. Dehydration makes it worse. Over time, with practice, you "get in shape" and the problem usually resolves without treatment. If you are used to long sex, take a break! ...Read more
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