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Tremor, or uncontrolled shaking, is a highly disabling symptom of multiple sclerosis which is often associated with a more advanced disease course. Tremor, an involuntary, rhythmic, muscle movement caused by repetitive contraction and relaxation of paired muscle groups, has long been recognized as a feature of MS. The French neurologist Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot (1825-1893) categorized it with nystagmus and scanning speech (Rascol, 1982).
A study published in the open-access journal Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements reviewed recent advancements in the understanding of tremors in MS. The review explores the prevalence and clinical features of tremors in MS, including physical cause of tremors, and treatment methods, including surgery and/or prescription medications.
Reviewers searched MEDLINE with the terms “multiple sclerosis” and “tremor,” published between January 1966 and May 2012. My own search revealed articles dati...
I drank a whole lot of protein shakes when I had my weigh-loss surgery . Back in 2003, there were few flavors available -- or maybe because everything was so new to me that I only thought there were a few flavors available. Anyway, to make things more interesting, I got very creative with developing my own recipes for these shakes. And as time went on, more flavors became available and my shakes got more creative (and tastier)!
Here are two of my favorite fruity recipes, Orange Creamsicle and Pina Colada, both of which provide a refreshing break from vanilla and chocolate protein shakes. Gee, who'd ever thought I'd get tired of a chocolate shake?!?!
Orange Creamsicle Protein Shake
1 scoop Syntrax Matrix 5.0 Orange Cream
1-2 c ice cubes
4 oz plain almond milk
4 oz water
2 squirts sugar-free vanilla syrup (I like DaVinci or Torani)
1 TBS orange juice frozen concentrate
Pina Colada Protein Shake
1 scoop Syntrax Nectar Carribe...
Tremor - hand; Hand tremor; Tremor - arms; Kinetic tremor; Intention tremor; Postural tremor
For tremors caused by stress, try relaxation techniques like meditation, deep relaxation, or breathing exercises. For tremors of any cause, avoid caffeine and get enough sleep.
For tremors caused by a medication, talk to your doctor about stopping the drug, reducing the dosage, or switching medications. Do NOT change or stop medications on your own.
For tremors caused by alcohol abuse, seek treatment and support to help you avoid alcohol.
Severe tremors may interfere with your ability to perform daily activities. You may need assistance with these activities. Take precautions to avoid injury during activities such as walking or eating.
Assistive devices may help with everyday activities, including:
Buying clothes with Velcro fasteners, using button hooks
Cooking or eating with utensils that have a larger handle
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