When hand tremor occurs, all hand movements become uncomfortable. Even daily activities such as eating or drinking water may feel uncomfortable. It is also called tremor, and has various causes. If there is a problem with the part of the brain that controls the muscles of the hand, tremor may occur, and the hand may tremble even with withdrawal. It can also be caused by drug use. Neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and neurodegenerative diseases can also cause tremor. Let’s take a closer look at the tremor that makes daily life difficult with the experts at Hidak.
Q. What are the causes of tremor?
The causes of tremors include exaggerated physiological tremors that appear as one of the physiological phenomena, tremors caused by diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, tremors of unknown cause, essential tremors that cause head tremors, drug-induced tremors that cause tremors throughout the body, etc. There is this. Hand tremors, commonly referred to as hand tremors, belong to essential tremors. It is common to have a family history of tremors that occur physically without any specific cause.
For the diagnosis of essential tremor, it is important to find out other causes of the tremor. Through various tests, it is necessary to first make sure that there are no other causative diseases, including thyroid abnormalities, drug side effects, caffeine overdose, and electrolyte abnormalities. In addition, a neurological examination can be used to diagnose essential tremor by considering the patient’s medical history, family history, pattern, site, exacerbation, relieving factors, and reaction to alcohol.
– Hidak Neurology Consulting Doctor Kyungpil Oh (Mediin Hospital)
Q. Can hereditary tremor be cured?
In the case of essential tremor, a genetic influence exists. Several drugs are used for treatment. Medications alone do not completely eliminate tremor, but drugs are effective in relieving symptoms.
Surgery is necessary when the tremor is so severe that the drug does not respond. It would be better to visit a neurologist for an examination and get an appropriate prescription for it.
– Hidak Neurology Consulting Doctor Go Unsan (Gangnam Neurology Clinic)
Q. What are some ways to treat tremor?
In the case of essential tremor, a small amount of propranolol, a sympathetic blocker, is usually used to control symptoms. It responds well to the drug and does not develop tolerance. Propranolol is a symptom control agent, not a treatment. Also, if your drug response to propranolol is not good, there are several more drugs you can try. We recommend that you visit a neurologist for treatment. Essential tremor is easily controlled with medication and does not cause any other problems.
– Hidak Neurology Consultant Dr. Hanseung Lee (Herb Neurology Clinic)
* This article has been reconstructed from a Hidak expert’s answer.
Help = Hidak Consulting Doctor Kyungpil Oh (Neurologist at Mediin Hospital), Hidak Consulting Doctor Go Unsan (Neurologist at Gangnam Neurology Clinic), Hidak Consulting Doctor Hanseung Lee (Neurologist at Herb Neurology Clinic)