A tremor is a rhythmic, involuntary movement of a part of the body such as the hands, arms, head, face, or trunk and legs.
Most commonly in the hands. This is a sign of many neurological disorders but is also seen in healthy people. Tremor can occur at any age, both men and women, but is more common in middle age and old age.
* Causes of tremor.
Tremor of limbs has many different forms such as tremor at rest, when doing something like holding a pen to write, holding chopsticks to eat rice; with a certain position of the body such as legs shaking when standing for a long time or shaking head up and down like nodding yes yes, shaking head no…
There are many causes of limb tremors such as biological tremors when mentally stressed, feverish, low blood sugar; tremor in injury, dysfunction of the nerve cells that control muscle movement as in Parkinson’s fibrillation; cerebellar damage after cerebrovascular accident, cerebellar tumor; adverse effects of a number of pharmaceutical drugs such as psychotropic drugs, corticosteroids; the effect of alcohol when drinking too much or when craving alcohol without alcohol; in diseases such as hyperthyroidism, liver failure, etc.
* How to treat?
Currently, the treatment of this disease is very difficult because there is no cure, only reducing the symptoms, helping the body’s ability to be more stable.
Treatment is based on the cause. For example, in Parkinson’s fibrillation, using chemicals to supplement this substance in the brain or because of stress, use sedatives and anticonvulsants.
Surgery is also sometimes used when the disease is too severe, making life difficult for the patient. There is also treatment with attaching devices that stimulate neurons to the brain.
Therefore, when there are symptoms of the disease, the patient should be monitored by internal and external neurologists and given appropriate treatment plans.
Physical therapy also helps patients a lot. The specialist will instruct the patient on how to control the muscle tremors; guide to maintain the balance of the body. For example, to avoid arm tremors, you can keep your hands close to your body, wear a weight around your wrist, or wear a wooden or metal splint.
Family members need to regularly support the sick person both mentally and physically, helping them to adapt to difficulties, especially with daily activities such as eating, bathing, and cleaning the body. Always encourage and teach them how to control the tremors.