Common diseases & risk factors

Avi Medical helps you with tremors

Tremor is a rhythmic muscle movement that is usually harmless as a normal body reaction. In some cases, however, tremor can be caused by a serious illness . For your long-term health, it is therefore advisable to treat your tremor at an early stage . Our experienced doctors will accompany you in this process at all our locations.

What is tremor

Tremor is not a disease in its own right, but a symptom of other diseases - such as Parkinson's syndrome. The term describes a rhythmic involuntary twitching of individual parts of the body or the entire body, which can occur sporadically or persistently. The origin of the movement is the interaction of two muscles working in opposite directions.

At what point is it tremor?

The diagnosis of tremor has numerous sub-genres. Tremors are initially divided into the following categories:

  • Rest tremor. The tremor occurs when the body is motionless 
  • Action tremor. The tremor occurs when the body is in motion 
  • Holding tremor. The tremor occurs when a body part is consciously held in the air 

In addition, doctors know the following tremor types :

  • essential tremor. This tremor, often inherited, occurs when sufferers hold their arms forward. The tremor becomes stronger over time
  • orthostatic tremor. This rare tremor usually occurs in old age and is characterised by the feeling of trembling legs. The result is frequent falls

What are the triggers of tremors?

The triggers of tremor are varied and often unexplained. The most important proven causes include: 

  • Strokes. In this case, doctors speak of the so-called Holmes tremor.
  • mental disorders. This tremor usually disappears as soon as the person is distracted. 
  • the Parkinson's syndrome
  • Cerebellar damage
  • Fear 
  • Cold
  • low blood pressure
  • Hyperthyroidism

What are possible symptoms of tremor?

A tremor is marked by :

  • An involuntary muscle movement that can occur in different parts of the body, at different times and in different frequencies.

The treatment of tremor at Avi Medical

The first step in treating your tremor is diagnosis. As part of this, we at Avi Medical first clarify the trigger of the tremor. For this purpose, the following medical measures are used: 

  • Laboratory checks (for deficiency symptoms and thyroid levels, among others)
  • neurological examinations 

This is followed by targeted therapy - appropriate to the cause of the tremor. In cases where there is a serious underlying disease or disorder (such as hyperthyroidism), this is treated primarily. 

For essential and orthostatic tremors, therapy includes medications such as beta blockers and epilepsy medications.