Prolonged Tremor In The Hands Accompanied By Headaches?
I experienced tremor hands since sunset around 18:30 until now 22:20, tremors accompanied by symptoms of dizziness, usually I have tremors only 5 minutes but this is very long and does not stop at all, do I have to immediately see a doctor ??
Hello, Merimersita. Previously thanks for the question.
A tremor is a symptom that is characterized by trembling in certain parts of the body repeatedly and unintentionally, generally the vibrating body parts are the hands and head but can also occur in other body parts. Most cases of tremor that occur are mild so do not require therapy. But if the tremors that occur are quite severe then you need to see a doctor to find out the cause and get treatment immediately.
Tremors are caused by a disturbance in the part of the brain that regulates the process of movement, there are tremors that occur alone and no known cause, but there are also tremors which are signs of an illness. Some diseases that can cause tremors include: Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, brain injury, liver failure, and neurodegenerative disease / decreased nerve function. Some other conditions such as hyperthyroidism (thyroid hormone levels exceed normal limits) and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) can also cause tremors.
Broadly speaking, there are 2 types of tremors, namely resting tremors (tremors that occur when the body is resting / not doing any movement) and action tremors (tremors that occur when the body is moving). In addition, tremors are also divided based on their form and causes, including:
- essential tremor: is an action tremor and is often found, can get worse and progress to other parts of the body even in the long term. thought to be related to cerebellar / cerebellum degeneration.
- Psychogenic tremor: appears and stops suddenly especially if the mind is diverted, moves from one area of the body to another and the frequency increases when stressed.
- Cerebellum tremor: due to interference or damage to the cerebellum, usually accompanied by symptoms of speech disorders, nystagmus, and balance disorders.
- dystonic tremor: occurs in people who experience dystonia, usually decreases when at rest.
Our advice, if you have experienced tremors for a long time, and there are symptoms of worsening then you should be able to immediately consult a neurologist, so that the doctor can check your condition and make the right treatment. Treatment of tremor is usually aimed at addressing the underlying causative conditions so that the tremors that occur can also be reduced.
some tips to prevent tremors from occurring:
- light exercise, for example by lifting barbells to strengthen hand muscles
- avoid stress
- Reduce consumption of caffeinated beverages and multiply drinking water
- enough rest
Thus the information we can convey, hopefully helps.