Tremors are involuntary rhythmic muscle contractions that cause body parts to shake or tremble. Hand tremors are typical. In some cases, they may be completely normal and harmless, whereas others may indicate an underlying medical condition.
Causes for tremors
Common causes of tremors:
- Muscular fatigue.
- Excessive caffeine consumption.
- Low amounts of blood sugar.
- Medical issues.
- Stroke traumatic brain damage.
- Parkinson’s condition.
- Some sclerosis (Ms).
- Drinking disorder.
How can shaking hands be controlled?
- Limiting strenuous exercise.
- Limiting the amount of alcohol consumed.
- Staying away from stimulants like caffeine and amphetamines.
Using relaxation strategies like mindfulness and breathing exercises might be helpful for people who tremble as a result of anxiety.
Tremor is an adverse effect of some medications. Patients should inform their doctor if they feel tremors while taking a drug. The doctor might change the patient’s medication dosage or suggest another medicine.
A physical therapist teaches people exercises to improve muscle control, functionality, strength coordination, and balance.
When to consult a doctor?
The doctor will want to ensure another condition doesn’t cause the tremor. They may also be able to provide treatment.
If you have shaking hands or tremors and it’s getting severe over time and affecting your daily activities.
Reviewed by – Dr. Priyanka, MBBS MD Microbiology
Page last reviewed: 16 JULY 2022