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Posted on Fri, 27 May 2016 in Brain and Spine
Question: My hands shake violenty for like a minute mostly when I yawn and I cant make it stop.
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Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Please tell me a few details.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXX,
Thanks for being on healthcaremagic.com.
I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist,here to answer your query.

If you would have presented to me as an outpatient with this complaint,I would have asked you a few details-
1)Since when it is happening?
2)Has this shaking of hands worsened,improved or remained static,since when it started?
3)Do you have any other past disease/medical history?
4)Do you remain frequently anxious?

I shall be glad to have you in follow-up with details so that I can answer this well.

Regards
Dr.Ajay Panwar,
MD,DM(Neurology)

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ajay Panwar 13 hours later
The shaking has been there for about 2 yrs but very light,never worried me. The past 2 months it has gotten worse.no other medical history except degenertive disk disease.I would like your educated guess on this matter.
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Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Physiological/Anxiety/Essential tremor/Hypertension/Thyroid

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXX,
Thanks for being in follow-up and providing further details.

Though,this hands shaking is not tell-tale sign of any specific disease.Some of the possible reasons can be-
Enhanced physiological tremors(most likely)
Anxiety
Essential tremor
Hypertension
Thyroid disorder

I suggest that you should reduce your anxiety/stress levels and observe if this hand shaking still persists.Also,please get your blood pressure checked and evaluation for Thyroid function tests.

Furthermore,a physical examination by a neurologist is desirable to rule out any other neurological finding,like rigidity or bradykinesia-which may be pointers for parkinson's disease.This is a very remote possibility,though.

Hope that helps.If you have some further questions,I shall be glad to answer them.

Regards
Dr.Ajay Panwar,
MD,DM(Neurology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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