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Muscle Tremors Overview

Another name for Muscle Tremors is Tremors and Shakes.

What are tremors and shakes?
A person with tremors and shakes has uncontrollable, rhythmic movements of the muscles. Tremors and shakes usually occur in the hands, face, or neck. Common causes of tremors and shakes include anxiety, benign essential tremor, caffeine, and alcohol or drug withdrawal.

What are the symptoms of tremors and shakes?
Symptoms that occur with tremors and shakes include a change in voice, difficulty grasping objects, difficulty sleeping, difficulty walking, head bobbing, poor balance, and poor coordination.

How does the doctor treat tremors and shakes?
Treatment for tremors and shakes depends on the cause. General treatment for tremors and shakes usually includes medication.

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Last Updated: Feb 11, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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