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Treatment for tremours in the hands - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   hello doctor
User :   well my problem is that i cant constant tremours in my hands
Doctor :   Yes please tell me
User :   its more in the left hand
Doctor :   Since when are you having this
User :   n specially if i exert myself or exercise they yend to increase
User :   well its been quite a long time but it was very small and not noticable
User :   but now its been becoming much worse
Doctor :   do you have tremors even on Writing or Holding the Cup
User :   yes
User :   whilst typing also
User :   and when i get nervous or something its gets really worse
Doctor :   Do you have any Habits or take any medications.
User :   no i dont take any medications, i had visited a doctor once n did n scan as well as some blood tests but they could not find out why its happening
Doctor :   do you have the Habit of Smoking too
User :   my hands also become nub at times and my i have strted getting headaches
User :   smoke yes, but i dont drink
Doctor :   Essential tremor is the most common of the many movement disorders.
User :   i started smoking now, well coz it eases the problem but the problem before was way before smoking
Doctor :   Yes that ok.
User :   my brother also gets tremours in his hands but its very mild and he dopes not smoke or drink
User :   well doctor can this problem get any worse
Doctor :   But i would still think of essential Tremors being the cause
Doctor :   Essential tremor of the hands typically occurs when your hands are in use.
Doctor :   Essential tremor doesn't cause other health problems
User :   yes doctor. but it tends to get worse at times
Doctor :   which include getting plenty of rest and avoiding stressful situations and stimulants such as caffeine
User :   sometimes if i sit or lie down in a position it gets really painfull to get up
User :   well dont dont have caffine
User :   does such a problem lead to paralysis
Doctor :   fatigue, anxiety, sleep deprivation and even temperature extremes make their tremors worse.
Doctor :   No it will not lead to it
User :   what about the headaches
Doctor :   If lifestyle changes don't help and tremors are keeping you from doing the things you enjoy,
Doctor :   You will need to grow over it i should say
User :   well i get good sleep
Doctor :   beta blockers, such as propranolol ,have helped relieve tremors in some people
Doctor :   You may even think of Antiseizure medications
Doctor :   Caffeine can cause your body to produce more adrenaline, which may make your tremors worse. Avoid other stimulants as well.
User :   yes i dont
Doctor :   deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery and massage as well as disciplines such as yoga will help you
User :   but hey have been becomeing worse lately
Doctor :   . Try to get at least seven hours of sound sleep every night.
Doctor :   Well they can come any time so it would be better to be prepared for them
User :   yes doc that i do, but these days i am not getting sleep
Doctor :   ok.
User :   even when i sleep i suddenly wake up by jerks
Doctor :   Why is that so
Doctor :   ok.
User :   its feels like a shock is running in my nerves
Doctor :   Add 1- to 2-pound weights strapped to your wrists and perform few exercises. You can continue doing these exercises at home.
User :   even if i exert myself my legs feel week too
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   But then sleep is very good for your condition
User :   can anxiety be controlled
Doctor :   Meditation will be the only help for you with Anxiety
User :   without medication... lke by seeing a good psycologist
Doctor :   You can try it too
Doctor :   there a few things that you can do to get better Sleep
User :   ok...
Doctor :   Go to bed and get up at about the same time every day, even on the weekends.
Doctor :   Don't eat or drink large amounts before bedtime
User :   ok
Doctor :   avoid Nicotine & alcohol before Bed time
Doctor :   Make your bedroom cool, dark, quiet and comfortable
User :   ok
Doctor :   Regular physical activity, especially aerobic exercise, can help you fall asleep faster and make your sleep more
Doctor :   If you don't fall asleep within 15 to 20 minutes, get up and do something else.
User :   well doc may i please add... my dad also gets tremours but he is an alcholic
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done while I type the information you needed.
Doctor :   well that could be Alcohol Tremors that will need evaluation
User :   i want to get my problem checked as i feel its getting worse by the day
User :   could u suggest some good hospital in india
User :   i'm from goa
Doctor :   You will need to Meet the Neurologist he will be able to help you further with that condition
Doctor :   we do not have that Data as of now..
User :   yes thats what i am looking foward to... i'm coming to india as of in a week and thining about paying a vistin to k.l.e hospital in belgaum
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   If you ca come over to Bangalore we can get you the Leading Neurologist here.
User :   okie... but how much will be the cost of it all
User :   i may come down to banglore also..
Doctor :   consultation would be Rs. 300/- and further investigations would be based on the type of investigations that woudl be needed
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing that you would need
User :   because this problem is really depressing me, at times it becomes hard to hold a spoon in my hand
Doctor :   there are changes that you would need to make that will help you
User :   ok
User :   well thank you very much doc, the chta was quite a relif
User :   relief
Doctor :   You are Welcome
User :   but i feel as if i'm getting paralysed at times
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
Doctor :   Essential tremors will not lead to it.
User :   n that is taking a lot away. till date i'm vey successful in my career, doing exceptionally well but now everyone has started noticing the problem and its becoming hard to work in office too. as my hands are becoming numb, and when i try getting out of my chair it is very painfull
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes doctor
User :   ok and you are based in banglore
Doctor :   Yes
User :   are you a neurologist
Doctor :   General Physician..
User :   well when i come down may be ill pay a visit to your hospital... do you have a neurological department there
Doctor :   Sure do thanks for that
Doctor :   we only provide you online Medical consultation and Advise
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User :   well doctor thanks for all your help. and please can u send the feedback form again il
Doctor :   I have sent it
Doctor :   are you done with Form
User :   yes
User :   yes
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service
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