what are tremors and their treatment?

feeling of tremor in whole body

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Well depending what tremors you are talking about. In Parkinson's disease tremor appears only at rest and mostly old people jave it, but it can appear with younger too. Essential tremors are neurological disorder as well, but differences between them and Parkinson's is that their tremor appears always, not so much at the rest, but mostly while preforming some task. Also essential tremors are geneticly trasfered, mostly from a mother's side. In both cases doing simple stuff like eating, shaving, writting can be a big problem. Now, there are aslo those more "normal" tremors, that appear when we are exausted, after hard day, or workingout too much....when muscles relax they spasm coz they've been tight too much that relaxing is a process that takes time - so shaking comes as side effect. Some people have neurgogenic or self induced tremors to ease the "pain" or trouble muscles had while workingout. Those tremors usually can happen in the pelvic area- they are even considered good, coz it makes us feel much better and i guess in joga they even practice it :)Tremors can appear also if you are taking heavy medications for some illness (schizofrenia, biopolar, depression, epilepsy etc.), and it can bring you side effects that are usually harder to take then the illness itself - if so, about side effect like tremors you must inform your doctor and prevent it from getting more serious. There are many other illnesses that can cause tremor - hyperthyroidsm, liver disease, kidney disease, MS, wilson's disease, head injury, stroke etc.

    Most common of all is deffinitly stress!- or disease of the modern age :) Also it could be becuase of anxiety attack or panic attack. Too much caffeine or alchocol, low blood sugar, street drugs...etc.

    However, not all tremors can be symptoms of something bad - orgasm could be a good reason to cause it :) Rasing the adrenallin to "reach the Heaven" could be just enough for you to shake :)

    Well I hope this answers your question....but if you seek for more specific one, then you have to write more about it :)

    All the best!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Tremor is defined as the involuntary, spasmodic movement of a body part, or parts. This occurs through the contraction of opposing muscle groups. Alternatively, tremors are a continuous quivering of the body, especially in a rhythmic or convulsive manner.

    Tremor may occur as an isolated symptom and usually of idiopathic (unknown) cause (essential tremor) or a part of the symptom constellation of another disorder (e.g. Parkinson's disease). Tremors may occur at rest (Parkinson's disease), during voluntary movements (cerebellar lesions) or during excessive activity of muscles (essential tremor, hyperthyroidism). Usually, tremors involve the hands, but they may also involve the head, face, trunk, neck, voice and legs.

    Tremors can be classified into five main types; involuntary, static, dynamic, kinetic, or hereditary. Tremors can be further classified as either fine, course, slow, or rapid.

    Static tremor, or "rest tremor", is a tremor that occurs despite the limb being fully supported and at rest. It usually progresses at the rate of 4-7 Hz (hertz), and is the typical Parkinsonian tremor, though it may also occur with an essential tremor.

    Intention tremor, or "action tremor", occurs when an individual tries to perform an action.

    Postural tremor occurs when supporting a limb against gravity.

    Medications are used only if tremor interferes with daily life activities. Some of the drugs that can be used are clonazepam, primidone and propranolol.

    Please consult your doctor for compleate evaluationand treatment.

    From my personal experience i have found YOGA and MEDITATION are very good to get rid of tremous instead of using medications. Why don't you start with Meditation first.

  • 4 years ago

    What Are Tremors

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  • 1 decade ago

    Tremor is the most common movement disorder and can be associated with several disorders affecting the central and peripheral nervous systems. As with Parkinson disease (PD), surgical approaches to the treatment of tremor developed primarily in response to the failure of medical therapies to provide long-term relief.

    Before the advent of levodopa therapy for PD, a combination of factors including the absence of effective medical therapies, introduction of human stereotaxis, the large population of patients with postencephalitic parkinsonism, and a more permissive environment promoted the development of neurosurgical approaches to tremor and related movement disorders.

    With the introduction of levodopa in the late 1960s and its remarkable effectiveness against PD tremor and other parkinsonian symptoms, surgical treatments were abandoned except in rare situations when tremor was medically unresponsive. Over time, however, the waning response to levodopa and the unexpected adverse effects of long-term treatment became apparent.

    The relative failure of levodopa to provide a lifelong "cure" for PD coincided with advances in stereotactic technique that resulted in a renaissance of the field of movement disorder surgery. Many factors contributed to this rebirth, including the following:

    Improved stereotactic frames adapted for use with computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) ushered in the era of image-guided neurosurgery.

    Computers permitted human stereotactic atlases to be digitized and overlaid onto images of the patient's brain. This mathematical "form-fitting" enhanced targeting accuracy in the early CT/MRI era.

    Advances in the understanding of basal ganglia neurophysiology and circuitry provided a stronger rationale for some surgical approaches and revealed alternative sites that may be targeted.

    Refined microelectrode recording techniques permitted more detailed physiologic "mapping" of the basal ganglia in the operating room, providing more detailed knowledge of electrode location prior to neuroablation or insertion of a permanently implanted deep brain stimulating lead.

    Introduction of long-term deep brain stimulation (DBS) as an alternative to irreversible neuroablative procedures may enhance the safety of these procedures while maintaining therapeutic efficacy.

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