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Resting Tremors Are Non-Fatal


A resting tremor isnt life threatening, but can be embarrassing and even disabling.

Resting tremor present in 70% of Parkinson's disease patients. [1]

- Middle-aged and older adults, although it can occur at any age
- Affects both sexes equally
- Causes include muscle fatigue, caffeine overconsumption, stress, aging, and low blood sugar levels
- Medical causes include stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, alcoholism, hyperthyroidism
- Physical examination, blood and urine tests, neurological exam, electromyogram

Resting tremor occurs when the muscles are relaxed. Its an unintentional and uncontrollable rhythmic tremor of the hand/hands when they are resting on the lap. It may occur while lying too. Resting tremors are known to affect only the hands or fingers. Parkinsons disease is a type of resting tremor and is commonly known as “pill-rolling tremor. People with resting tremor find difficulty in performing normal daily activities such as eating, writing, working, bathing and dressing. This leads to dependence and often causes ‘social disability.


Rhythmic shaking in the hands, arms, head, legs, or torso and shaky voice.

People may experience:
Difficulty writing or drawing, holding, and controlling objects.


Self-care: Physical, speech-language, and occupational therapy. Muscle strengthening exercises.

Medications: Beta blockers or anti-seizure medications, tranquilizers, botox injections.

Specialists: For other kinds, consult a physician or a neurologist. At mfine, were here to help you with different areas of health issues; come on board for a holistic treatment program.

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