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Posted on Sat, 5 Aug 2017 in Brain and Spine
Question: Hello my father is 95 yrs young tonight I've noticed him slightly shaking ive given him a stroke test and I've checked his vitals all is good but its got me concerned
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 53 minutes later
Brief Answer:
it could be a normal finding in elderly.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Shaking or tremor in old people does not mean necessary that there is an underlying neurological condition that is causing it.

If no other symptoms, physiologic tremor should be considered.

Anxiety, fatigue, fever, etc. may trigger such shaking.

If in doubt about other symptoms such impairment of cognitive function, unsteadiness, vision and speech issues, etc. your father should be evaluated by his Doctor.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Take care.
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