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Hand tremor

Hand tremor: Introduction

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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Home Diagnostic Testing and Hand tremor

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Causes of Types of Hand tremor:

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Hand tremor: Symptom Checker

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Hand tremor Treatments

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Stories from Users for Hand tremor

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Message Boards for Hand tremor

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Diagnostic tests for Hand tremor:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Hand tremor. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Rapid pulse rate may indicate hyperthyroidism (especially if thyroid is enlarged) or caffeine sensitivity
    • Paroxysmal elevation of blood pressure (may suggest phaeochromocytoma)
    • Mini-mental state examination - if dementia is suspected test memory and cognitive function. If tremor is present with mental deterioration may suggest Wilson's disease or Parkinson's disease (late stages).
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Hand tremor: Animations

Medications or substances causing Hand tremor:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of 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.

Drug interactions causing Hand tremor:

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.

Hand tremor: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Hand tremor may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Hand tremor

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

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.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Hand tremor: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Hand tremor

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because 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 more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or Alzheimer's disease, 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, 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. more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild 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 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 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 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 migraines can also occur in children. See misdiagnosis of migraine or introduction to more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis) more »

Hand tremor: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Hand tremor

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Hand tremor: Related Rare Diseases

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Hand tremor: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Hand tremor:

The list of organs typically affected by Hand tremor may include, but is not limited to:

  • Hand
  • Hand muscles
  • Hand nerves

Detailed list of causes of Hand tremor

The list below shows some of the causes of Hand tremor mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Hand tremor?

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:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 39 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hand tremor:

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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Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Hand tremor?

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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Classifications of Hand tremor:

Subtypes of Hand tremor:

Hand tremors (17 causes), Shaky hands (13 causes), Shaking hands

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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