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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What is the cause of body tremors?

In the middle, and the very bottom of my ribcage (generally it pulses here when you have hicups) it keeps shaking like crazy every few minutes. It doesnt hurt but the rest of my body is getting the shakes. Could this be from stress or something more serious
Wed, 13 Sep 2017
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I understand your concern, and would explain that your symptoms seem to be related to anxiety.
As a neurologist, I would exclude any possible neurological disorders.
I would just recommend checking your thyroid hormone levels, because a thyroid gland dysfunction, can mimic all this clinical situation.
If these tests result normal, I would recommend you to focus on your anxiety.
In this regard, Yoga, meditation, a lot of physical activity and a healthy balanced diet would help.
Psychotherapy would be the next step to consider.
Hope you will find this answer helpful!
Wishing all the best, Dr. Aida
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