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Do tremors in hands and legs suggest Parkinson's disease?

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Posted on Mon, 12 Oct 2015
Question: I have tremor in Right Hand & Right leg means in medical terminology you can say "Parkinson's Disease"

I cant write properly, unable to hold anything...all times vibrate
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Certain medications like levodopa and carbidopa can be helpful

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

Our brain sends signals to the relevant muscles to make a movment. But our movements are actually coordinated at multiple levels. We see and anticipate the space around us. Our sense of balance gives us an orientation about the posture and position of various parts of our body. The inner ear, the cerebellum (a part in the back of our brain) and the basal ganglia (another part inside our brain) play the major role in such a coordination. When the balance of neurotransmitters in the basal ganglia gets disturbed, Parkinson's Disease results and the problems in movement and the tremors occur. Certain medications like levodopa and carbidopa can help you gain better control over the situation. You need to talk to your treating physician so that he can prescribe them in appropriate doses.

Hope that helps.

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Do tremors in hands and legs suggest Parkinson's disease?

Brief Answer: Certain medications like levodopa and carbidopa can be helpful Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. Our brain sends signals to the relevant muscles to make a movment. But our movements are actually coordinated at multiple levels. We see and anticipate the space around us. Our sense of balance gives us an orientation about the posture and position of various parts of our body. The inner ear, the cerebellum (a part in the back of our brain) and the basal ganglia (another part inside our brain) play the major role in such a coordination. When the balance of neurotransmitters in the basal ganglia gets disturbed, Parkinson's Disease results and the problems in movement and the tremors occur. Certain medications like levodopa and carbidopa can help you gain better control over the situation. You need to talk to your treating physician so that he can prescribe them in appropriate doses. Hope that helps. Regards