Tremor
    
Share |
 
  

Diseasereference.net - Comprehensive articles covering over 1,700 topics. The articles are organized by the disease, condition overview, symptoms, treatment, and prevention.


Drugs search, click the first letter of a drug name:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 8 | 9

Terms search, click the first letter of a term name:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Online medical services

Medical dictionary Med-Terms.net is a searchable dictionary of medical terms from medicine and related fields. Search for medical terms with our medical dictionary.

Drugs & Medications Search our drug database for comprehensive prescription and patient information on 24,000 drugs online. Drugspedia.net - The Internet Drug Index for prescription drugs and medications.

PMS blog Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), PMS headache


Blue waffles disease, blog. Blue waffle infection, blue waffle disease pictures.

  

 

Disease Reference

Click on the first letter in the disease name:

| 4 | 5 | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z



     

Tremor

Definition

Tremors are a type of involuntary shaking movement.

Causes

Tremors are caused by problems with the nerves supplying certain muscles. They may affect the whole body or just certain areas, as with hand tremor).

Disorders with tremor as the primary symptom include:

  • Familial tremor (runs in families)
  • Essential tremor (no known cause)
  • Drug-induced tremor (drugs known to induce tremor include valproic acid, lithium, and cyclosporine)
Parkinson's disease and other illnesses may cause tremors in addition to other symptoms. Certain medical problems such as hyperthyroidism or Wilson's disease may cause tremors.

Symptoms

  • Tremors
    • 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
  • Head nodding
  • Tremors that worsen with voluntary movement or emotional stress
  • Tremors that disappear during sleep

Exams and Tests

Tests depend on the suspected cause of the tremor. However, a neurologic examination should be conducted in most cases.

Treatment

Treatment may not be required if the tremors are mild and do not interfere with daily activity. If the tremors are drug-induced, stopping the medication is usually sufficient. (Never stop a medication without a doctor's supervision.) If tremors are caused by a medical condition such as hyperthyroidism, the treatment will target the underlying condition, and the tremors will likely improve.

The success of medications to treat tremor varies. It depends on individual response. Medications that may reduce tremors include propranolol, Mysoline and other anticonvulsants, and mild tranquilizers. Caffeine (in substances such as coffee and soda) and other stimulants should be avoided because they commonly worsen tremors.

If tremor is severe and not responsive to medication, surgery may be helpful.

Possible Complications

If severe, tremors can interfere with daily activities, especially fine motor skills (such as writing). Speech is occasionally involved. Medications can cause side effects.

When to Contact a Medical Professional

See your health care provider if you have a persistent, unexplained tremor or if tremors are interfering with your ability to perform daily activities.

Email to a Friend


Your Name:

Friend's Email:



More about Tremor - Drugs.com
   Tremor
Arteriosclerosis
Androblastoma
Angina - chronic
Anthrax
Chronic glomerulonephritis
Testicular ischemia
Aneurysm
Anaerobic pneumonia
Fluid in the chest



 
  
Medical dictionary | Natural mosquito repellents | Dust mites pictures | Prescription Drug Information | new 401k rules | Hyperkeratosis pilaris treatment
© Copyright by Diseasereference.net 2006-2007. All rights reserved