Description of Tremors
Definition of Tremors
Tremors are unintentional trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body. Most tremors occur in the hands. However, you can also have arm, head, face, vocal cord, trunk, and leg tremors. Tremors are not life-threatening. However, they can be embarrassing and make it hard to perform daily tasks.
Causes and Risk Factors of Tremors (shaking of hands)
The cause of tremors is a problem in the parts of the brain that control muscles in the body or in specific parts of the body, such as the hands. They may also be caused by problems such as:
1. Parkinson's disease
3. Multiple sclerosis
5. Traumatic brain injury
6. Alcohol abuse and withdrawal
7. Certain medicines
8. Some forms are inherited and run in families
Tremors are most common in:
2. Older people
Treatments of Tremors (shaking of hands)
1. There is no cure for most tremors. Depending on the severity of the disease, the doctor may recommend certain medicines.
2. In severe conditions, your doctor may suggest a surgical procedure that can reduce or stop tremors and improve muscle control.
NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Frequently Asked Questions about Tremors
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