Tremor: not always its cause is Parkinson's disease

It is possible that at some point you saw how your shakinghands, andthistremoryou were scared. «Maybe thisParkinson's disease?Haveme some neurologicalueproblemss? «- atYou ask yourself these questions andfrightened even more.

People tend to think the worst, therefore,The first thing you must do in this case is to calm down.


According to José Matias Arbelo, coordinator of the Motion Disease Research Group of the Spanish Society of Neurology, nothing terrible happens,while thistremorwill not become a permanent phenomenon, and will also make your daily mobility difficult.

Trembling in the hands, legs, or, for example, even in the neck, can have different origins, its causescan range from simple fatigue to more serious problems.

However, usually such ailmentsoccur after 65 years, and only the attending physician will tell you the exact diagnosis.

Meanwhile, stay calm and watch if it is a tremorOne-time phenomenon, or you experience it constantly. We, on our part, will explain to you in this article what can serve as its cause.

I have a tremor, why?

What is a tremor?It is a shiver that involuntarily arises in any part of our body. Usually these are the hands where it manifests most prominently, but it can also appear in the legs and even in the vocal cords (trembling voice).

Is this something serious?Tremor is always just a symptom, a sign of what is happening in our body, butNot necessarily this should be something dangerous, so we invite you to find out the most common reasons for its appearance.


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1. Fatigue

  • General fatigue andMuscular overload can cause our limbs to tremble.
  • I'm sure it ever happened to you: you've been carrying something heavy for a long time, and then, having got rid of the cargo, you noticed that you tremble. In this there is nothing terrible, justbecause of overload, our muscles react with such spasms.
  • Also keep in mind that sometimes, if youdo not drink enough water during the dayor during sports, your cells also experience dehydration, and this can cause spasms and tremors.
  • People with chronic fatigue can also experience tremors.

2. Physiological tremor

  • Physiological tremorusually found among the elderly, at the age of 65 years. It has nothing to do with Parkinson's disease, and its cause isa small change in the nerve circuits of the brain responsible for the balance.
  • With Parkinson's disease, tremor is caused by a disorder of the basal ganglia, in the cerebellum and spinal cord.
  • The natural tremor, basically, appears after the application of some effort, in contrast to Parkinson's disease, which manifests itself in a state of rest.
  • It touches the head and hands, and we feel it after raising something heavy,for example, by moving a chair, or by making a sharp movement.
  • Natural tremor, as we have already said, is seen in the elderly, however, it is worth noting thatit is not a neurodegenerative phenomenon, it will not progress and worsen the quality of life. It is possible to live with him, provided proper treatment.

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3. Hyperthyroidism

  • The cause of hyperthyroidism ishyperthyroidism. Usually it is associated with the appearance of the so-called "goiter" and is more common in women aged 30 to 50 years.
  • With this disease, trembling is not uncommon,since hyperthyroidism is accompanied by general nervousness, anxiety and excitement.

We can see, for example, when suddenly the hands begin to tremble, and, as we said, if you were alreadydiagnosed with hyperthyroidism, this should not scare you. Consult your doctor and follow his advice.

4. Anxiety and stress

  • Emotional stress, anxiety, general anxietyoften accompanied by various symptoms, among them tremor.
  • Its cause is usually the ingestion of the hormone cortisol into our blood.This affects many of the body's basic functions, causing a wide range of disorders, from tachycardia to hypertension.

The nervous system also suffers, and therefore these shaking of the feet appear, hands, dry mouth, we can even feel spasms in the muscles and nervous tics.

5. Parkinson's disease

In order for you to distinguish your type of tremor, check out this listThe most common symptoms that usually accompany Parkinson's disease.

However, as we stressed at the beginning of this article, if you see that the tremor does not go away and even starts to stop you from doing daily things and manipulating objects,immediately consult a doctor.

Let's now take a look atthe most characteristic symptoms of Parkinson's disease:

  • Tremor:as a rule, it begins in the hands, and more often occurs in a state of rest
  • Stiffness:patients suffering from Parkinson's disease often demonstrate a lack of muscle elasticity
  • Bradykinesia:All movements are very slow, as if in slow motion
  • Difficulty maintaining the balance:people with this disease walk in short steps, because of fear of falling, dexterity is lost
  • Depression:many people suffering from Parkinson's disease often experience depression and emotional changes in the early stages of the development of this disease
  • Difficult to swallow and chew food
  • Problems with urination
  • Problems with sleep

These symptoms can vary from person to person, as well asdepending on the stage of the disease in each patient.

However, it will never be superfluous to know these symptoms. However, remember that the cause of hand tremor is not always Parkinson's disease.

Consult your doctor!

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