Involuntary or uncontrollable movements in a limb or part of the body are called tremors. Tremors can occur while a person is at rest or while doing something. The common causes of tremors are dehydration, stress, aging, low blood sugar levels, too much caffeine, stroke, Parkinson's disease, alcoholism, and hyperthyroidism.

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What could cause hand tremor?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. Yesterday morning, when I was in the classroom, I picked up my phone from my left hand, and my hand started shaking badly. Then, I kept my hand on the lap, and it stopped. When I picked up my phone again, it happened. I moved my hand a little in case any ner...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Regarding your concern, I would explain that your symptoms are not related to any neurological disorder. Anxiety, wrong positioning, or compression of a peripheral nerve like a median nerve or ulnar nerve can be the reason for this symptom. The pain goes i...  Read Full »

Why are there tremors, speech problems and memory disturbances?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past few years, I have been having the following symptoms: 1) Tremors. 2) Pain near the spinal cord. 3) Head stiffness. 4) Getting stuck when thinking or solving things. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would like to know the following details: 1) May I know your age? 2) Do you have any history of hypertension or diabetes? 3) Do you have any history of previous tuberculosis? I will suggest an immediate MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the brain to rule out deg...  Read Full »

Are my weakness, tremors, and shaking while lifting objects due to frequent masturbation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37-year-old male, and I have had a problem with masturbation for the past 20 years. I masturbate an average of three times a week. I tried to stop, and I was able to avoid it for months. But again, there is a relapse. I engage in masturbating when I do not feel sleepy, when I am...  Read Full »

Dr. K V Anand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Masturbation and sex help in stress relief. Masturbation is not unhealthy. It is just physical exercise that improves your stamina and health. In your case, you are doing masturbating three times a week, which is relatively healthy. Weakness, trembling in feet and h...  Read Full »

How to control head tremors induced by anxiety on making eye contact with people?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 22-year-old female. I have head tremors that are caused by anxiety. It happens when I make eye contact with people and in anxiety-inducing situations, which are usually social situations. It has been ongoing for about five years now. I have tried Propranolol, Quetiapine, and Sertra...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know some further details about your symptoms: 1) In which body parts do you get tremors? 2) Are these tremors happen at rest or happen while trying to do some activity by hands, for example, writing, holding a cup, glass, spoon, some object in hand...  Read Full »

Will Primidone cause difficulty in erection and anorgasmia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old male who suffers from an essential tremor on upper limbs (hands, limb, and voice). My neurologist put me on Primidone (Mysoline) 125 mg every morning and 125 mg every night at bedtime. My tremor has improved, almost disappeared, but I have no more libido. I also have d...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sorry to hear about this problem of yours. You are pretty well informed about your problems and the drugs that you are on. So for young people like you, who have problems with erection and orgasm, especially after Primidone, I would advise gradually taper the drug t...  Read Full »

Whenever I get angry, my body shivers. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Whenever I get angry, my body shivers. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Shobhit Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you get a thyroid profile done. It is probably due to anxiety. Do you have a history of anxiety? Revert with more information to an internal medicine physician online -->  Read Full »

What causes various parts of the body to tremble occasionally?

Query: Hi doctor, I have hand trembling intermittently. I have trembling occasionally in my lips, shoulder, leg, and thigh. It takes a few seconds to feel heat or cold especially at the bottom of the feet. When I stand up from an inclined sitting position, I have mini-episodes of blackouts. My lower back ...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please mention whether you take caffeinated drinks or alcohol. Please mention whether you experience sleepless nights. Please mention whether you have diarrhea or malabsorption syndrome. Your condition needs a thorough physical examination. It can occur due to panic...  Read Full »

Do beta-blockers help in treating tremors?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 28 years old. I am suffering from the tremor. Initially, the tremor was not so severe and now, it is severe with shaking hands and head. I came to know that beta blockers are helpful in curing it. Is that true? Can you please suggest if there is any medication for it.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I would like to inform you that it is not possible to tell whether beta blockers are effective as the presence of tremor can occur due to various medical conditions such as hyperthyroidism, alcohol abuse, anxi...  Read Full »

Did I feel shaky due to Parkinsonism or anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old. I have suffered from GERD for a couple of years along with anxiety and depression, which some think is related to GERD or the opposite way round. I have taken Citalopram for about three years on and off. Seven months ago, I decided myself and finally did stop for goo...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query in detail and noted the issues. My opinion is that the tremors which you are feeling are just because of anxiety and it is not a neurological disease. If had it been essential tremors or Parkinson's, ethe symptoms profile would have been entirely di...  Read Full »

My fiance is having seizures with tremors frequently. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, This is a question regarding my fiance. I am very worried as he refuses to visit a doctor. The symptoms are the following: Right-hand tremors, seizures sometimes when he is on the couch and relatively minor ones and mumbling nonsense during night-time when he was laid down like he is s...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand the issue. It is not because of wine. Most likely, the symptoms he is having is suggestive of seizures; complex partial seizures. High likely, the seizure is because of brain diseases. I would suggest you get an MRI brain done. His further treatment will dep...  Read Full »

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