Tremor: Types, Causes & Diagnosis
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What causes tremor? 18 possible conditions

A tremor is an unintentional and uncontrollable rhythmic movement of one part or one limb of your body. A tremor can occur in any part of the body and at any time. It’s usually the result of a problem in the part of your brain that controls muscular... Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disorder. It first presents with problems of movement. Smooth and coordinated muscle movements of the body are made possible by a substance in the brain calle...

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2

Essential Tremor

Essential tremor is a brain disorder that causes a part of the body to shake uncontrollably. Learn about essential tremors symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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3

Drug Induced Tremor

A drug-induced tremor is a tremor that is caused by taking a drug.

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4

Caffeine Overdose

The recommended amount of caffeine is usually 400 mg per day for healthy adults. Caffeine overdose may occur if you ingest more than this amount.

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5

Alcoholism

Alcoholism is also known as alcohol dependence. It occurs when you drink so much over time that your body becomes dependent on or addicted to alcohol. When this happens, alcohol use becomes the most important thing i...

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6

Multiple Sclerosis Overview

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. MS can cause varying symptoms that appear with a wide range of severity, from mild discomfort to complete disability.

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Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Read about the differences between alcohol abuse and alcoholism.

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Sepsis

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

One life-threatening complication of infection is sepsis, which often occurs in people who are elderly or have weak immune systems. Patches of discolored skin is a symptom of severe sepsis.

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Adrenergic Bronchodilators Overdose

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

An adrenergic bronchodilators overdose is when you take too much of a certain kind of asthma medication.

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10

Graves' Disease

Graves' disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes your thyroid gland to create too much thyroid hormone. Learn the symptoms and your treatment options.

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Painful Menstrual Periods

Menstruation is a monthly occurrence for women in which the body sheds the uterine lining, which is later passed through the vagina. Pain, cramping, and discomfort during menstruation is normal. Excessive pain is not.

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12

Huntington's Disease

Huntington's disease is a hereditary condition in which your brain's nerve cells gradually break down. It can cause physical and psychological symptoms.

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13

SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a serious form of viral pneumonia. The virus that causes SARS was first identified in 2003.

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14

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) occurs when a baby is born with varied mental and physical defects due to the mother consuming alcohol during pregnancy.

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15

Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Alcohol withdrawal delirium (AWD) is the most serious form of alcohol withdrawal. It causes sudden and severe problems in your brain and nervous system. Approximately five percent of hospital patients being treated fo...

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16

Phenylketonuria

Find information on phenylketonuria causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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As Rare as it Gets: Chediak Higashi Syndrome

Chediak-Higashi Syndrome is a rare type of albinism that causes problems with your vision. Learn about the different types and possible symptoms.

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Hallervorden-Spatz Disease

Hallervorden-Spatz disease (HSD) is a genetic neurological disorder that causes problems with movement. Learn about the symptoms and treatment options.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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