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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
Lots of things: You're giving a very general sort of description of something that has many causes. So the short answer: Infections, sheer cold temperature, anemia/ low blood volume, seizure disorder, Parkinson's, Essential Tremor, electrolyte disturbances, low functioning adrenal glands, medication side effect, severe anxiety, anticipation of the next tray of hospital food that hits the room in 10 minutes.... ...Read more
Likely hypoglycemia: Low blood sugar can cause symptoms like tremors/shakiness, anxiety, sweating, hunger and tingling. Symptoms usually improve rapidly after eating or drinking. Eating regularly and consuming a combination of both protein and carbohydrate rich foods can help avoid such symptoms. ...Read more
Xlear: Your doc may tell you that you have a sinus infection. You can use a natural product called xlear (pronounced "clear") to clean out nasal passages and break up the biofilm where germs multiply. Tastes good too! See doc to determine cause of shaking. Please join a stop-smoking group. ...Read more
Since becoming pregnant, I seem to have the chills all the time and cannot shake them. What causes this? What can I do?
Could the medicines I have to take cause my hands to shake and me to drop things all the time or is something else going on now?
Could be med: Many meds have side effects of tremors, including depakote, amphetamines, ritalin, (methylphenidate) etc., but high thyroid fcntn and hereditary essential tremors do occur not infrequently. On occasion, underlying problems in brain and spinal cord could be a culprit. Not a bad idea to get examined, obtain updated blood tests, and perhaps modify current meds if this is an answer. ...Read more
I shake my penis everyday since two years. I am enjoying it but I want to know wether mastaburating is harmful can it cause any problem in future?
Hello I've been on hydroxyzine for 2 years or so, and I want to cut off of it, I believe it's cause me to have shakes n wake up groggy, I know I have?
No need to taper: Hydroxyzine, you may want to decrease the dose though or stop altogether if you want ...Read more
A neurological: Evaluation should help to clarify this.Get a more detailed answer ›
It depends on what: Exactly is shaking: lids often can flutter and is referred to as myokymia, usually not worrisome. Eyeballs can jiggle and this could be nystagmus or superior oblique myokymia. There are normal variants of nystagmus and pathologic causes as well. Impossible to comment on your situation without examining you. ...Read more
Food intolerance: Many people have a lactose intolerance this can cause cramping and diahrrea after eating milk or milk proteins found in shake "powders". The coldness of a shake with ice may be shocking to your stomach causing a reflex of your bowels, so drink very cold things slowly. ...Read more
Essential tremor: In young individuals mild tremor of the hand, neck or lips is often seen a s a benign condition called essential tremors. Other conditions are more serious. A good history and physical exam will usually determine if further investigations are indicated. See your pcp. It can be easily treated. ...Read more
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