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Tremor: Introduction

Tremor: The occurrence of involuntary trembling. See detailed information below for a list of 353 causes of Tremor, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Tremor:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Tremor. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Tremor

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Causes of Types of Tremor:

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Tremor: Symptom Checker

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Tremor Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Tremor may include:

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Tremor: Animations

Medications or substances causing Tremor:

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

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing 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.

  • Methyldopa and lithium interaction
  • Aldomet and lithium interaction
  • Amodopa and lithium interaction
  • Labetalol and tricyclic antidepressant interaction
  • Normodyne and tricyclic antidepressant interaction
  • more interactions...»

Tremor: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Tremor

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Tremor: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Tremor

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This 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 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' 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 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 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 traumatic brain injury (MTBI), for which 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 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 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 more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the 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 more »

Tremor: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Tremor

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Tremor: Related Rare Diseases

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Tremor: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Tremor listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Tremor as a symptom include:

Article Excerpts about Tremor

Tremor is a rhythmic, involuntary muscular contraction characterized by oscillations (to-and-fro movements) of a part of the body. The most common of all involuntary movements, tremor can affect various body parts such as the hands, head, facial structures, vocal cords, trunk, and legs; most tremors, however, occur in the hands. Tremor often accompanies neurological disorders associated with aging. Although the disorder is not life-threatening, it can be responsible for functional disability and social embarrassment. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Tremor Information Page: NINDS)

Tremor is a rhythmic, involuntary muscular contraction characterized by oscillations (to-and-fro ... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Tremor Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Tremor:

Tremor is the shaking movement of the whole body or just a certain part of it, often caused by problems of the neurons responsible for muscle action. (from Wikipedia)
- (Source - Diseases Database)

An involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Involuntary trembling or quivering.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Tremor

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

How Common are these Causes of 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 Tremor. Of the 353 causes of Tremor that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Tremor:

The following list of conditions have '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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Classifications of Tremor:

Subtypes of Tremor:

Repetitive unwanted movements (5 causes), Shaking hands

Medical Conditions associated with Tremor:

Tremor symptoms (479 causes), Spasms (2183 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

Symptoms related to Tremor:

Shaking hands, Shakiness (16 causes), Trembling fingers, Parkinsons-like symptoms, Resting tremor (9 causes), Benign essential tremor, Alcoholic tremor, Parkinson's disease, Old age, Action tremor (6 causes), Flapping tremors, Respiratory failure (222 causes), Renal failure (115 causes), Hepatic failure (83 causes), Cardiac failure

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Medical News summaries about Tremor

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