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Tremor is the involuntary trembling or shaking of the body. Often it affects the fingers or hands. The most well-known disease causing tremor is Parkinson's disease, but it is definitely not the only possibility. Any tremor-like symptom needs prompt professional medical advice....more »
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When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Hand tremor as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Hand tremor. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
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Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness...read more »
Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease is often over-diagnosed. Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or forgetulness symptom might be Alzheimer's, whereas there are many other less severe possibilities. Some level of...read more »
Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease. The reality is that there are various possibilities, such as benign essential tremor, which is mostly...read more »
Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis. The condition goes by the name of "...read more »
Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's. The disease Fragile X disorder can show only mild symptoms in the early years...read more »
Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or dementia (such as Alzheimer's disease)....read more »
Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of symptoms can occur in post-concussion syndrome and these were not being correctly attributed...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but...read more »
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This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hand tremor. Of the 41 causes of Hand tremor that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Hand tremor' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Hand tremor, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
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Medical Conditions associated with Hand tremor:
Tremor symptoms (479 causes), Hand symptoms (2016 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)
Symptoms related to Hand tremor:
Shaky hands (13 causes), Hand pain (60 causes), Muscle spasm (29 causes), Finger spasm (18 causes), Arm spasm (18 causes), Alcohol Withdrawal, Autoimmune thyroid diseases, Hyperthyroidism (41 causes), Idiopathic Parkinson's disease, Lithium poisoning
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