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May be occasional (sporadic), temporary (episodic) or occurring at intervals (intermittent)
May affect the head, hands, arms, eyelids, or other muscles
May not affect both sides of the body equally
A shaking or quivering sound to voice
Tremors that worsen with voluntary movement or emotional stress
Tremors that disappear during sleep
Signs and tests
Tests depend on the suspected cause of the tremor. However, a neurologic examination should be conducted in most cases.
Tremors are involuntary movements of some part of your body. This means that you will shake without trying to do so. The majority of people experiencing tremors will have the tremors in their hand, however, any part of your body can be impacted.
Causes of Tremors
Tremors can be a result of anxiety and may worsen during periods of high emotion, such as anger, when tired or during periods of extreme stress.
If you are experiencing tremors that are not associated with a changed emotional state or high emotion, you should discuss your symptoms with your doctor in order to rule out any medical causes. Some medical causes of tremors include:
Alcohol withdrawal or excessive alcohol consumption
High levels of caffeine
Side effects of some prescription medication
Low blood sugar
According to Medline Plus, tremors can decrease during slee...
Tremor - familial
Treatment may not be necessary unless the tremors interfere with your ability to perform daily activities.
How well medicine works depends on the individual patient.
Medications that may reduce tremors include propranolol, Mysoline and other anticonvulsants, and mild tranquilizers. If tremors are severe and do not go away with medicine, surgery to implant a deep brain stimulator (DBS) in the brain may be an option.
Caffeine (in substances such as coffee and soda) and other stimulants should be avoided because they can make tremors worse.
Alcoholic beverages in small quantities may decrease the tremors, but drinking should be carefully monitored to avoid alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence , especially if there is a family history of alcohol problems. How alcohol decreases an essential tremor is unknown.
A familial tremor is not a dange...
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