Doctor's Notes on Tremors
Tremors are non-intentional rhythmic movements that can occur in any part of the body. Depending on the cause, tremors may occur at rest or with action or intentional movement of a body part. Tremors may be caused by a number of different conditions including
- Parkinson disease,
- vascular disease,
- HIV or other infections,
- Huntington's disease,
- drugs or toxins, or
- other conditions.
Tremors may also arise without a known cause.
Signs and symptoms of tremors depend on their underlying cause. Associated symptoms can include
- muscle pain,
- loss of dexterity,
- gait disturbances, or
- muscle stiffness.
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