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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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