Is hand tremor dangerous?
Tremor, if not treated early, can become more and more severe, making life difficult and affecting the patient's quality of life.
1. Manifestations of hand tremor disease
Symptoms of hand tremor can start in one finger such as: index finger or thumb, the condition spreads to other fingers, hands, even arms.
The condition is severe in many patients, with tremors in the legs, head, neck and voice. Hand tremor expression is often ignored by subjectivity, if hand tremors when hungry, cold, tired, it is a normal physiological expression. But if hand tremor occurs frequently, the degree of increase gradually, then you need to pay attention and find out the cause and treatment as soon as possible.
2. Causes of hand tremors
Hand tremor is a symptom of many diseases that cause dysfunction of neurons in the motor area of the brain. Some typical causes of hand tremors can be mentioned such as:
2.1 Nervous system disorders Patients with psychological instability such as fatigue, anxiety, stress... will create pressures. force on the nervous system, in the long run leads to dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system. Tremor is a symptom and is common in young people.
2.2 Trauma, brain damage Brain damage is also the cause of your hand tremors. In addition, hand tremor is also caused by chemical contamination, the mother is infected with the virus during pregnancy, has diseases such as meningitis.
2.3 Parkinson's disease Parkinson's disease is common in the elderly, tremor symptoms usually appear at rest and decrease or disappear with activity.
2.4 Cerebellar syndrome Symptoms of hand tremor only appear when you have a purposeful movement such as: Touching the tip of your finger to your nose or pressing an electric switch.
2.5 Drug side effects Hand tremors can appear as a side effect of surgery some of the drugs you are taking such as: Anti-epileptic drugs, drugs for anxiety disorders, corticosteroids, antidepressants ... Usually hand tremor symptoms will go away when the drug is stopped.
2.6 Use of stimulants If using stimulants such as: Alcohol, beer, tobacco, ecstasy, drugs... for a long time, it will damage brain cells, have tremor symptoms and other symptoms. other mental disorders such as: excitability, nightmares while sleeping, anxiety.
3. How to treat hand tremor?
Whether hand tremors can be cured or not depends on the cause of the tremor. Some other causes of hand tremor cannot be completely and completely cured, only reducing symptoms and preventing the progression of hand tremor.
To effectively treat hand tremors, some of the following methods will be effective for you:
Add foods to help reduce hand tremors such as: Foods rich in magnesium and omega-3. In particular, magnesium helps increase nerve relaxation, improve mood and emotions. Specifically, you should include spinach, bananas, apricots, almonds, walnuts, soybeans, brown rice, pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate, walnuts, sardines, salmon, Brussels sprouts, canola oil, and flaxseeds. , chia seeds...
Minimize the use of stimulants, quit smoking, drugs, alcohol, coffee, carbonated soft drinks... Control pressure, especially for people with weak nerves. Exercise hands with physical therapy exercises to improve flexibility and coordination of muscles. Yoga is a suggestion or some simple exercises such as tying heavy objects weighing about 0.5 - 1kg to the wrist to practice lifting up and down, practicing squeezing rubber balls to make hands more flexible by placing balls. the ball into the palm of your hand, hold it for about 5 seconds, then release it. Exercises should be regular for the therapeutic effect. Use hand tremor-reducing drugs such as beta-blockers according to the doctor's prescription for examination and treatment. In general, if you have hand tremors, you need to see a neurologist to most accurately diagnose the cause and condition of the hand tremor. This helps to treat accurately and effectively, limiting ineffective treatment.
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