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What causes tremors or shaking of hands? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 25-Jan-2014
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Doctor:Dr. XXXXXXX here
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I wanted to check about a problem my husband is facing
User:He is 35 yrs old and his hand is shaking very frequently
User:very visible sometimes and sometimes less visible
User:which speciality doctor should we consult for this?
Doctor:Since when have you noticed this?
User:it was there to minor degree for seveal months, but it has become increasingly more in the last 2-3 weeks
Doctor:Does it shake even at rest or when he is occupied with some work such as picking things, holding things, writing or any other actions?
User:it more more when doing some action
Doctor:Does he sweat a lot?
User:even while using phone or holding things
Doctor:Do you feel he has lost weight?
Doctor:How is his appetite?
User:no, not a lot of weight loss or sweat
Doctor:Does he become anxious very soon?
User:yes. he is anxious above average
Doctor:Does he have any previous medical illness?
Doctor:Is he on any medicines regularly?
User:his appetite is same, but he is having some major food issue. in the sense, that as soon as he eats he passes motion most of the time
User:he is a hypo-thyroid patient. 100 mcg thyronorm
Doctor:When was his last thyroid check done?
User:he had a full medical report done in about october 2013
User:thyroid level was normal
Doctor:Did that include thyroid profile?
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Tremors or shaking as you describe has few varieties.
Doctor:From what you describe your husband has action tremors.
Doctor:Action tremors can be due to familial cause, with no known reasons, effects of medicines, anxiety or few medical conditions - organic and somatic.
Doctor:Now since he is on thyroid supplements, and since the symptoms started after his last thyroid check up
Doctor:I would advice him to recheck TSH, free T3 and free T4 levels.
Doctor:Hyperthyroid state can cause both tremors as well as anxiety.
Doctor:You can also check his vitamin b12 levels as you do the thyroid check.
Doctor:If the thyroid hormones level are normal,
Doctor:he can consult a general physician or neurologist
User:ok... thank you
Doctor:who can evaluate his other causes of action tremors.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:no, not for now. thank you, doctor
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
Doctor:* get the test
Doctor:done, I mean the thyroid check done
Doctor:early in the morning
Doctor:before he takes his thyroid medication.
User:ok... thank u doctor
Doctor:I just wanted to update this.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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