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Hi, I am 16 my hands are shaking. I am getting headache in a full length of a day. My joints in the knee region are paining.

Dr. Ramakrishna Chanduri 88% (2518 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Ginger, The All-Rounder. Soothe with Scent. Peppermint Oil: With its refreshing scent, peppermint helps open up clogged blood vessels which cause headache. Lavender Oil: Not only does lavender have a beautiful fragrance - it's also a great remedy for alleviating headaches. Ginger to reduce knee pain: One of the best homemade knee pain treatment options is using ginger over the painful area. When the pain is due to arthritis or muscle strain, ginger can act as magic due to its inflammatory properties.
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I am a dentist, however I notice that sometime my right hand shakes. How can that be treated?

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
It may be neurological problem, or due to thyroid, need proper homoeopathic treatment to cure this problem.
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Essential Tremors - What Are The Signs Of It?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Delhi
Essential Tremors - What Are The Signs Of It?

Essential tremors refer to a neurological disorder that causes uncontrollable shaking of the hands, arms, head and other parts of the body. The lower part of the body is rarely affected by this disorder. Also, both sides of the body may not be affected in the same way. This disorder does not usually need treatment unless it is severe enough to impede daily functioning and make the person dependant on others. However, patients suffering from this condition may often find it difficult to complete simple tasks like buttoning a shirt or writing.

Some of the symptoms of this disorder are:

  • Brief spells of uncontrollable shaking
  • Involuntary nodding of the head
  • Tremors that worsen under stress
  • Unsteady voice
  • Internal tremors
  • Difficulty coordinating voluntary movements such as walking
  • Balance problems in rare, severe cases

Essential tremors also affect the psychological make-up of a person. Depression and anxiety are often associated with essential tremors. The frustration of not being able to control tremors may also make a person withdraw from friends and family. People suffering from essential tremors also have a higher than normal risk of suffering from conditions such as Parkinson’s.

The exact cause of this disorder is not yet known and hence it cannot be prevented. Genetic mutations have been credited with causing this condition is many cases but the gene responsible for it has not yet been identified. Thus, essential tremors can be passed down from parent to child. However, the severity of the tremors and the age at which symptoms first become visible may vary. While some people show signs of tremors in their early teen years, others develop tremors only in their late 40s.

These tremors can also be caused by abnormal electrical activity in the thalamus. The thalamus controls and coordinates muscle activity. Tremors caused by old age or those caused by excessive consumption of alcohol, emotional distress etc are not categorised as essential tremors. However, ageing may make essential tremors more frequent and pronounced.

Blood, urine and other lab tests do not help in diagnosing this condition. A diagnosis is usually made on the basis of an understanding of the family medical history, a physical examination and complete neurological exam. In order to rule out other triggers for the tremors, a doctor may ask for thyroid tests. At present this condition cannot be cured but medication may help reduce the symptoms and improve the patient’s quality of life.

Hi, My age is 28. I am working in a small IT company as a Designer. My query is I am getting scared of everything. Because of that my hand starts shaking. Even when I go for an interview to attend my hand used to shake a lot. I couldn't stop that. Is that I am scared of public. Or because of my mindset. I don't know what s wrong with me.

Dr. Anjana Kurmi 92% (197 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Rourkela
Hello lybrate-user. Because of getting scared your hands shaking. You have to start yoga, and try to face the problems. Because in life everything is new for us. So not to be worried. Face the situation. So try to avoid stress and do yoga daily. Thank you.
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Sometimes my body starts shivering suddenly at night and it last for 5 min only. It had happened 3-4 times earlier why does it happens?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Sometimes my body starts shivering suddenly at night and it last for 5 min only. It had happened 3-4 times earlier wh...
Hello lybrate-user. It requires a proper check up and tests. You should consult a neurophysician first. After proper diagnosis only we can give proper suggestion.
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My hands often shiver and I don't know why. Can you please tell me if there's a problem or is it normal?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
My hands often shiver and I don't know why. Can you please tell me if there's a problem or is it normal?
No it is not normal for 17 year old. I can help you in this matter with Homoeopathic treatment without side effects. you can consult me through Lybrate
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I am 28 years old, mera question he ki mere body patla hota ja raha he and mujhe pet me kabj ki problems he me sure nahin ho raha hu ki actually mere bimari kya he and ab to mere hath and per me kampan bhi hota he. please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
I am 28 years old, mera question he ki mere body patla hota ja raha he and mujhe pet me kabj ki problems he me sure n...
your having low protein problem or may be you have ibs, do regular exercise, some yoga, walking or jogging, take high protein, fruits daily, you need proper homoeopathic treatment to cure your problem permanently, Soo you can contact me through Lybrate in private consultation.
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What Causes Orthostatic Tremor!

MD - Bio-Chemistry, MF Homeo (London), DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
What Causes Orthostatic Tremor!

The main symptom of primary orthostatic tremor is the occurrence of a rapid tremor affecting both legs while standing. A tremor is involuntary, rhythmic contractions of various muscles. Orthostatic tremor causes feelings of “vibration”, unsteadiness or imbalance in the legs. The tremor associated with primary orthostatic tremor has such high frequency that it may not visible to the naked eye but can be palpated by touching the thighs or calves, by listening to these muscles with a stethoscope, or by electromyography. The tremor is position-specific (standing) and disappears partially or completely when an affected individual walks, sits or lies down. In many cases, the tremor becomes progressively more severe and feelings of unsteadiness become more intense. Some affected individuals can stand for several minutes before the tremor begins; others can only stand momentarily. Eventually, affected individuals may experience stiffness, weakness and, in rare cases, pain in the legs. Orthostatic tremor, despite usually becoming progressively more pronounced, does not develop into other conditions or affect other systems of the body.

Some affected individuals may also have a tremor affecting the arms. In one case reported in the medical literature, overgrowth of the affected muscles (muscular hypertrophy) occurred in association with primary orthostatic tremor.

Causes-

The exact cause of primary orthostatic tremor is unknown (idiopathic). Some researchers believe that the disorder is a variant or subtype of essential tremor. Other researchers believe the disorder is a separate entity. Some individuals with primary orthostatic tremor have had a family history of tremor suggesting that in these cases genetic factors may play a role in the development of the disorder. However, more research is necessary to determine the exact, underlying cause (s) of primary orthostatic tremor.

Affected populations-

Primary orthostatic tremor affects females slightly more frequently than males. Because many affected individuals of primary orthostatic tremor often go unrecognized or misdiagnosed, the disorder is believed by some to be under-diagnosed, making it difficult to determine the true frequency of this disorder in the general population.

Related disorders-

Tremors, involuntary quivering, or trembling movements can occur in association with many disorders. They may occur at any age and may be rhythmic or intermittent. Tremors mainly occur in disorders of the central nervous system, and especially in disorders of the cerebellum or basal ganglia. Examples of cerebellar diseases might be tumors of the cerebellum, multiple sclerosis involving the cerebellum, or a degenerative disease such as spinocerebellar degeneration. Examples of disorders of the basal ganglia include parkinson’s disease (discussed in more detail below), wilson’s disease, and many other rare and common disorders. Tremor may also occur as a result of anxiety, medication, or be of unknown cause (idiopathic).

Orthostatic myoclonus is a rare condition that is similar to primary orthostatic tremor, but myoclonus refers to sudden, involuntary jerking of a muscle or group of muscles caused by muscle contraction or relaxation. Orthostatic myoclonus is characterized by slowly progressive unsteadiness when standing that is relieved by walking or sitting. Some affected individuals experienced bouncing stance and recurrent falls. More research is necessary to determine when orthostatic myoclonus and primary orthostatic tremor are the same disorder or similar, yet distinct, disorders. In rare cases, orthostatic myoclonus may be associated with underlying neoplasm.

Essential tremor is a common movement disorder characterized by an involuntary rhythmic tremor of a body part or parts, primarily the hands, arms, and neck. In many affected individuals, upper limb tremor may occur as an isolated finding. However, in others, tremor may gradually involve other anatomic regions, such as the head, voice, and tongue, leading to a quiver in the voice or difficulties articulating speech. 

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