How to Stop Hand Tremors
An uncontrolled shaking of the hands and fingers happens to everyone on occasions and this can appear at any time in life but is more common at more advanced ages. If the problem is constant and persists for a long period of time, it is possible that it is due to a more severe condition. This is why,you should visit a doctor as soon as possible so you can get professional diagnosis. However, at OneHowTo.com, we offer some tips on how to stop tremors, assuming that they are not related to a more serious disease.
As we've pointed out, there are several medical conditions that can cause hand tremors. Among them are Parkinson's disease, which is a degenerative brain disorder. Other medical conditions that can cause hand tremors are abstinence from alcohol, thyroid disorders, lithium intoxication and withdrawal from Xanax.
Hand tremors are not always caused by a medical condition, however. They can also be caused byfatigue, stress, anxiety or anger. Other factors that can cause hand tremors are aging, low blood sugar, a variety of prescription drugs, and drinking too much coffee or other caffeinated beverages. Whatever the reason it's important to visit a doctor to determine the underlying cause.
Try to relax. The tremors associated with stress can be relieved by activities such as meditation. You can also practice breathing techniques. Make sure you get enough sleep each night to feel relaxed throughout the day. In addition to causing tremors, little sleep can have huge consequences and a huge impact on your physical and emotional health.
Certain medications can also cause hand tremors so, in this situation you should consult the doctor who prescribed it so he or she can give you an alternative to the drug that is causing the tremors. Take into account that you should never take medication that has not been previously prescribed by a professional.
Excessive alcohol intake is another cause for hand tremors, which is why it's recommended to reduce the amount you drink. If you are an alcoholic, or drink a lot, stop immediately and seek treatment. You may experience some side effects of alcohol withdrawal, but the benefits will be much greater. On the other hand, consumption of alcohol in small amounts can sometimes reduce tremors. Carefully monitor your alcohol intake to ensure that there is no abuse of alcohol.
Minimize your intake of caffeine. Caffeine can cause hand tremors and therefore you should reduce or eliminate coffee and other caffeinated beverages from your diet.
When hand tremors are very frequent and get worse, day to day life can be affected; which is why we give you some tips to make certain tasks easier:
- Buy clothes with Velcro closing instead of buttons.
- Use cooking utensils with big and long handles.
- Use straws to drink or fill your glass only halfway up.
- Buy shoes with no laces.
You must follow the treatment prescribed by your doctor at all times, respect dosage and time you should take the medicine. Not all tremors will require pharmaceutical treatment but in any case you must urgently visit your doctor if you detect tremors that affect your daily life or if they appear accompanied by other symptoms such as headaches, general discomfort, weakness, muscle spasms...
This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.
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- Contact your doctor immediately if your hand tremor is prolonged, it seems worse or starts interfering with your life. Also look for treatment if the tremors coincide with symptoms such as headaches, unusual movement of the tongue or other involuntary actions.
- If the medication does not work, your doctor may consider surgery to stop trembling hands.