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Hand tremors and their treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.Dr.XXXXX
Doctor :   May i help you?
User :   Hi...My Name is XXXX....actually i am having a problem which may be hands shiver a bit.....wanted to know if any medication can help....
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May i know your age?
Doctor :   Do you have any medical disease like thyroid or diabetes?
User :   actaully my mother has this problem also
Doctor :   what work you do?
User :   no...absolutely not
User :   normal routine Bank job
Doctor :   what is your age?
User :   i m 36 yrs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   There are several medical conditions that can cause hand tremors.
User :   like
Doctor :   One main medical condition is Parkinson's disease, which is a degenerative brain disorder. One of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease is an uncontrollable shaking that usually begins with the hands
Doctor :   Other medical conditions that cause hand tremors are alcohol withdrawal, thyroid disorders, lithium poisoning etc
Doctor :   Hand tremors are not always caused by a medical condition
User :   i dont smoke/ these are out
Doctor :   . It can also be caused by fatigue, stress, anxiety, or rage.
Doctor :   aging, low blood sugar, a variety of prescription medicine, and having too much coffee or other caffeinated drinks
Doctor :   you may try some simple remedies first
User :   as i had said earlier, i had my mother checked out by a specialist.....who after asking her to do some tests, concluded that nothing is wrong.....its just heridatory
Doctor :   relaxation activities such as meditation.
Doctor :   ok
User :   yups
Doctor :   is she taking any medicines
Doctor :   what is her age?
User :   her age is 62yrs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is the tremor more
Doctor :   while picking any thing
User :   not that much...but yes...if somone observes closely then he will realize that hands are shivering
Doctor :   A tremor that does not go away over time may be a sign of an underlying medical problem
User :   light things especially a needle for eg
Doctor :   Essential tremor is the most common tremor.
Doctor :   It is rarely seen when the hands are not being used.
User :   while serving food another eg
Doctor :   It becomes most apparent when you are trying to do something, such as reaching for an object or writing.
User :   exactly
Doctor :   It is not caused by an underlying disease. This type of tremor may also run in families.
User :   thats what i am guessing too...but is there no medical remedy for the same
Doctor :   try relaxation techniques like meditation, deep relaxation, or breathing exercise
Doctor :   avoid caffeine and get enough sleep
User :   means coffee
Doctor :   if tremors interfere with daily activities you might need medicines
Doctor :   yes coffee and excess tea
User :   i drink Tea only twice...morning and evening....
User :   no coffee
Doctor :   thats ok
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Treatment may not be necessary unless the tremor interferes with your daily activities or causes embarrassment.
Doctor :   Essential tremor can also occur with other neurological conditions, including dystonia, parkinsonism, and certain inherited nerve conditions such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
Doctor :   If an essential tremor occurs in more than one member of a family, it is called a familial tremor.
User :   as i said, currently even my wife doesnt know is very minor.....i just wanted to ensure if this can be medicated in some way
Doctor :   This type of essential tremor is passed down through families (inherited), which suggests that genes play a role in its cause.
Doctor :   ok
User : was really helpful
Doctor :   Medicines may help relieve symptoms. How well medicines work depend on the individual patient.
Doctor :   Propranolol, a drug that blocks the action of stimulating substances called neurotransmitters,
User :   i also am not keen on medicines
Doctor :   is used commonly
Doctor :   ok good
Doctor :   thanks for consulting...
User :   thanks once
Doctor :   Bye for now..
Doctor :   take care..
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