Do I need to see a doctor if your hands are shaking?
Probably, many experienced a condition when their hands were shaking: from excitement, from weakness or after a stormy party. This unpleasant condition, as a rule, passes rather quickly. But why does this happen? Today we will try to figure it out and understand in which cases the trembling in the hands may be a manifestation of the disease.
Why shake hands in healthy people
This type of tremor has no definite clinical significance, and it does not reveal any problems with the nervous system. This hand shake is common in many healthy people. As a rule, the cause of this is physical stress, which causes muscle fatigue, or a stressful situation, as a result of which a large amount of hormones are released into the blood. In these cases, the hands shake slightly, and only if they pull out.
Tremor often acts as a consequence of poisoning of the body. It can be either alcoholic or food, or poisoning by toxic substances. In addition to trembling hands and weak legs, the patient also feels nauseous, headache, dizziness.He is usually pale, tormented by vomiting and heavy sweating. In these cases, medical assistance is required under the supervision of a toxicologist.
This tendency to shake hands is inherited and manifests itself in adulthood. Every hundredth inhabitant of the earth is subject to it. This is a disease of the human motor system, in which his hands, head, lower jaw and even the larynx are shaking, causing the patient to have difficulty speaking. In a state of rest, the tremor is reduced, and in a dream it can stop altogether.
Parkinson himself called this disease "trembling paralysis." And indeed, in this disease in humans, one of the main signs is the tremor - a large tremor of the entire hand (while asymmetrical, when one hand is shaking more strongly). At rest, the tremor is enhanced, and with any physical exertion it weakens or disappears completely. This disease, like the previous one, is treated by a neurologist.
Hyperfunction of the thyroid gland
If your hands are shaking, you start to lose weight, become irritable, feel heavy sweating and palpitations, then it's time to check with an endocrinologist - most likely, this is an excess production of thyroid hormones.If you do not start treatment in time, it will certainly have a serious impact on the functioning of many organs: the heart, brain, muscles and the reproductive system.
This type of hand shake can be a manifestation of multiple sclerosis or traumatic brain injury, which cause pathological changes in the cerebellum. At the same time, the patient's hands and legs are shaking when trying to keep them still, for example, if you want to reach the desired object. But as soon as the person relaxes, the tremor decreases or disappears.
So what to do?
Based on the above, you should watch yourself. And if your hands are shaking all the time and this is not connected with physical exertion, stress and feelings, it means that there is some kind of painful condition that requires your appeal to a specialist. Be healthy!