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Why are my hands shaking? My husband noticed that when I am holding my fork between bites at meals, that my right hand is shaking.

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Dr. Michio Abe
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In brief: Essential tremor

Tremor of hands can be physiologic, meaning a normal body reaction, to stress, anxiety, exhaustion, or caffeine.
Alcohol withdrawal can do that. There are medical conditions that can cause tremor, including essential tremor, hyperthyroidism, or various neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis and parkinson's disease. Rhythmic shaking while holding utensils are likely essential tremor.

In brief: Essential tremor

Tremor of hands can be physiologic, meaning a normal body reaction, to stress, anxiety, exhaustion, or caffeine.
Alcohol withdrawal can do that. There are medical conditions that can cause tremor, including essential tremor, hyperthyroidism, or various neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis and parkinson's disease. Rhythmic shaking while holding utensils are likely essential tremor.
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