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Tremors such as hand tremor, heard tremor and voice tremor are classified by cause and symptoms. Below you can find 5 of the most common types of tremor along with their symptoms.

-          Essential tremor, also known as benign essential tremor, is the most common type out of over 20 kinds. It usually occurs after the age of 40 and it can be non progressive but in some cases the hand tremor is progressive starting on one hand and within 3 years it will affect the other hand too. The tremor can become more sever along the years and it can be severe enough to affect daily activities. Due to the fact that the essential tremor is not associated with any pathology the most frequent causes are stress, high emotions, low blood sugar or exhaustion.

-          Parkinsonian tremor is caused by damaged neurons in the thalamus, the part of the brain that controls body movements. Read the rest of this entry

Parkinson disease, also know as PD, Paralysis agintans or shaking palsy, is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects the nervous central system and neurons in the part of the brain responsible for body movements.

Parkinson’s is part of a group of conditions generically called movement disorders and has as main symptoms hand tremor, muscle rigidity and, in extreme cases, a slowing and even loss of physical movements. As well as motor symptoms PD also has non-motor symptoms like dysfunction, sensory and sleep difficulties and cognitive problems.

The diagnosis in Parkinson’s, like in any other movement disorder is based on 2 evaluations: the neurological examination and diagnosis tests.

In order to evaluate a patient with PD, during the neurological exams, the doctor considers the medical history and Read the rest of this entry

The thyroid gland is an organ located in the front of the neck, over the trachea and has a butterfly shape. Its main role is that of producing hormones that include iodine and regulate the rate at which the cells use energy and produce heat. All body’s tissue development depends on the thyroid’s accurate function. If it is underactive or overactive it may create major health issues.

Hypothyroidism is the condition when the gland is producing a smaller the normal secretion of the hormone. The normal symptoms for Hypothyroidism are coldness, dry skin, very little hair growth and a general symptom of slowing down. In more severe cases there is the thickening of the skin, condition called myxedema. The most frequent causes Read the rest of this entry

Essential tremor is a disease that generally is not associated to a neurological problem as it can appear on apparently healthy people. Normally it is transmitted genetically and the symptoms appear between the ages of 40 and 60 years old, but in some rare cases it can also appear in childhood.

Clinically speaking, the essential tremor has the following symptoms: hand tremor and head tremor. The voice becomes rushed and unsure. The amplitude of hand tremor is usually lower at first and ignored by the patient, but in time it can accentuate and impair his daily activities and become annoying. This is usually the time the patient goes to Read the rest of this entry

The tremor is an unintentional movement of one or more body parts most common being the hand tremor. The causes of hand tremor are various from neurological problems, stress or even having too much caffeine.

The majority of us had or will experience hand tremor at least once in our life. Even so it is indicated to contact your doctor if:

-         the hand tremor is worse while you rest and disappears with movement

-         the hand tremor increases in intensity, duration or starts to interfere with your life

-         the hand tremor is accompanied by other symptoms such as weakness, headache or movement you can’t control

If you have one or more of the symptoms above you should visit your doctor for a physical examination including a Read the rest of this entry