The tremor in the hands, legs and various parts of the body is called ‘tremor’ in medicine. The tremor that we associate with Parkinson’s disease is not usually an indication of a serious condition and will go away on its own without any treatment. However, in rare cases, it can be a sign of a serious illness. So what causes tremors? How does the shaking go? Details are here…
What causes tremor disease?
Tremors are considered normal in some cases. Being under a lot of stress, experiencing anxiety or fear can lead to tremors. When the emotional intensity decreases, the tremor usually stops. Tremor can also be part of medical disorders that affect the brain, nervous system, or muscles. Therefore, if you develop unexplained tremors, you should definitely consult a healthcare provider. The most common causes of tremors include:
Too much caffeine consumption
Low blood sugar levels.
Factors underlying tremor in hands
Essential Tremor: Essential tremor is the most common type of movement disorder. Briefly, it can be defined as tremor disease of unknown cause. It is most commonly seen in the hands and head and neck region.
Parkinson’s Tremor: Parkinson’s tremor occurs at rest. It is often the first symptom of Parkinson’s and disappears with movement. It starts on one limb or one side of the body and then progresses to the other side.
Cerebellar Tremor (Related to the Cerebellum): The cerebellum is the part of the hindbrain that controls movement and balance. Cerebellar tremor is a type of tremor that occurs due to damage to the cerebellum.
Physiological Tremor: Physiological tremor is usually caused by certain medications, alcohol withdrawal, medical conditions such as hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) or an overactive thyroid. Physiological tremor is likely to disappear if the underlying cause is treated.
Psychogenic Tremor: It is a type of tremor that occurs due to psychological reasons. When the person’s attention is distracted, the tremor largely disappears. These people often have a psychiatric illness.
How is tremor disease transmitted?
Avoiding caffeine and similar stimulants:Caffeine and other stimulants can increase tremors.
Avoiding stress: Stress and anxiety tend to make tremors worse, and relaxation can improve tremors. Although not all stress in life can be eliminated, it is possible to learn to cope with stressful situations by using various relaxation techniques such as massage, yoga and meditation.
Lifestyle changes:For example, using the less trembling hand more often can help.