How To Stop Shaking When You Feel Nervous
By: Sarah Fader
Updated December 21, 2020
Medically Reviewed By: Christy B.
It can feel alarming or scary when you can't seem to stop your body from shaking. As humans, we all feel nervous at times. When you're feeling nervous, you shouldn't have to worry about your body shaking, too! There are many reasons why your body can't stop moving, and we're going to go over them in this article. Most importantly, we'll also cover tools you can use to stop shaking during these moments. This can help you make sure you're no longer shivering.
Why Am I Feeling This Way?
Shaking, or body tremors, are a symptom caused by your nervous system. When you start to feel anxious, your body releases stress hormones that send energy to your cells because your fight or flight response sympathetic nervous system response has been activated. When you don't use that pent-up energy, it causes the shaking associated with nervousness. The best way to learn how to stop shaking when you feel nervous is to use calming techniques and stress reduction strategies. We will cover these in more detail later.
There are two types of tremors. One is a resting tremor, which is what happens when you relax your muscles. Then, there are action tremors, where you experience tremors due to a movement on your own accord.
The physical symptoms of anxiety can feel intense. But they are treatable.
I Want It to Stop
Naturally, when you're shaking, you want it to stop. It's an uncomfortable feeling, and you want relief from it. Unfortunately, you can't snap your fingers and be done with a panic attack. However, some grounding techniques used during an anxiety attack will calm your body down and stop it from shaking so much or entirely. One action you can take is to use mindfulness.
Mindfulness is a technique where you ground yourself using a variety of exercises. Anxiety and panic can make you feel as if you are floating outside of your body, but mindfulness is a way to place yourself back inside your physical self. Start by noticing your breath. Take a deep breath in through your nose and out through your mouth. There are many things we can't control when we're feeling anxious, but one thing you can control is your breath. When you direct your attention toward your breath, you will start to feel your body calm down and your body can have an opportunity to stop moving involuntarily. In addition to the short-term mindfulness exercises, it's also useful to seek the help of a licensed mental health professional who specializes in anxiety. You can work with a therapist in your local area or meet with an online therapist.
How to Stop Shaking from Temporary Situations
Almost everyone gets the shakes occasionally. When you have to deal with a new situation, it's natural to get nervous and start shaking. This kind of temporary shaking is relatively easy to alleviate with relaxation techniques.
1. Practice Deep Breathing
Taking slow, calm breaths helps your body to return to a calmer state. When you are worrying or scared and you start to shake, your body has released adrenaline. Slowing your breathing can help stop that flood of stress hormones and reduce the shaking. After you breathe in slowly through your nose, hold the breath for a few seconds before releasing it.
2. Do 1-Minute Meditation
You may think that meditation requires too much time. But actually, any length of meditation can help you relax and destress. Performing a 1-minute meditation that focuses on your breathing can help you turn your attention away from the cause of your anxiety, making the shakes go away.
3. Go for a Walk
Releasing the adrenaline your body has built up can also help to reduce your nerve symptoms. Any exercise will help, and walking is an easy activity that can be done almost anywhere. Walking outside is even more beneficial.
Physical activity is a great way to decrease symptoms of anxiety. Not only does it release endorphins, but you can actually use it as an outlet for all that pent up energy. Think of a puppy locked in a small bathroom all day long. By the time you let him out, he's almost losing his mind, right? Now imagine letting that puppy run around in the back yard until he's out of steam. That's pretty much how exercise works when you're anxious.
What to Do When Shaking Is Chronic
If you find yourself shaking often or even every day, then it may be a sign of an anxiety disorder. In this case, you should find stress-reduction habits you can incorporate into your regular routine. These suggestions can help you to manage your chronic anxiety.
Yoga combines some of the best benefits of meditation and exercise. Because many of the moves also stretch your muscles, it can relieve tension and excess adrenaline too. Practicing yoga regularly can help you manage your nerves.
Massage is another way to keep down the levels of stress hormones. Getting a professional massage about once a month can be a part of other stress-reduction strategies you use. Or you can ask a friend or partner to trade massages with you instead of paying for massages. Even just a shoulder or foot rub can help.
We often forget how important sleep is to all aspects of our health. Problems with shaking can get worse if you're not getting enough sleep. And you may find that logging those needed 7 or 8 hours each night will dramatically reduce your issues with both anxiety and shaking.
4. Seek Help
The counselors at BetterHelp are experienced in treating people with anxiety. Whether you have panic attacks, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, PTSD, or another anxiety-related condition, the counselors here understand how it feels to be anxious. They want you to have the coping skills to handle your anxiety and learn how to calm your body down when it starts to shake. You don't have to do this alone; you have the support of an online counselor who cares about you and wants to help you manage these physical symptoms.
You might feel frustrated, helpless, or unsure of how to stop your body from physically shaking, but you don't have to have all the answers. That's why BetterHelp is here to guide you through how to handle your anxiety and learn coping strategies to manage it well. Read below for some reviews of BetterHelp counselors.
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Rule out Anything Medical
While shaking can be a symptom of anxiety, excessive and uncontrollable shaking is sometimes due to a medical condition. First, see your primary care physician to rule out anything medical.
All of the tips listed here are safe to try for most people when shaking is caused by temporary nerves or an anxiety disorder. If you don't feel like you have anxiety, you may want to talk to a doctor to find another possible cause for your shaking that requires specific treatment. Otherwise, talking to a mental health professional can help you manage your anxiety and stop shaking in the long-term.
Other Types of Tremors
Here are some other types of tremors you may face.
Another thing that can cause tremors is social anxiety. Social anxiety is a common anxiety disorder. Essentially, social anxiety is the fear of being in a social situation. It can be a spectrum, with some people afraid of large social gatherings, while others having symptoms of anxiety no matter how small the crowd is. There are many things when it comes to a symptom of social anxiety.
Social anxiety can lead to:
- Shortness of breath when you're faced with a social situation.
- Social anxiety may make you feel cold when you have to deal with someone in authority. This can make any anxiety disorder worse.
- You may experience panic attacks. Your hands shake, your nervous system is on fire, and your symptoms of anxiety grow worse with a big social anxiety situation.
- You may develop alcohol abuse as a means to loosen up and cope with your anxiety. Alcohol abuse, however, may make the problem worse over time.
- Social anxiety can cause shaking when you're having to deal with any situation. You may have hand tremors where your hands shake uncontrollably. These may make your symptoms of anxiety intensify.
- Your body may feel stiff. For example, you may have a stiff neck that doesn't seem to go away.
There are many treatment options for social anxiety as well as any other anxiety disorder. Here are a few of them if you're part of the people with social anxiety.
- Get more rest. Sleeping well in a good sleep environment may reduce your anxiety. Meanwhile, people with social anxiety may experience more social anxiety as a side effect of not getting enough sleep.
- Try meditation. Taking some time to breathe and be mindful can reduce or eliminate your social anxiety that is responsible for the tremor or other symptoms in your body. People with social anxiety may see their anxiety go down with some mindfulness and meditation.
- People with social anxiety may experience a panic attack, and a panic attack is much harder to deal with. Look for common triggers for a social anxiety panic attack, and try avoiding them.
- Social anxiety can be treated via gradual exposure therapy. Essentially, you're gradually exposed to worse and worse social anxiety triggers. This can help build up social anxiety resistance.
- Social anxiety may be treated by going to a convention or another place that makes it easier to break the ice. By having people you have things in common with, it can make your social anxiety much better and allow you to be able to communicate with others who may have social anxiety. Support groups can help as well.
- Seek help. Research shows that speaking with a licensed therapist can be a powerful way to reduce anxiety symptoms like shaking.
If you or a loved one has experienced a stroke, it can lead to problems with shaking hands, hand tremors, and other trembling issues. A stroke is one of the many neurological conditions that can take quite a bit of therapy to treat. Neurological conditions and stroke go hand in hand, as well as mental disorders and stroke.
It's important to go to any institutes of health and find out what your options are, or any institute of neurological disorders. Home care alone won't be able to treat a stroke, and you should instead talk to your doctor about treating your stroke.
Depression is more than feeling sad. It can cause tremors, such as shaking hands, hand tremors, and other problems as well. Depression can be situational or chronic, but either way, talking to a therapist or a doctor at any of the institutes of health is a good move.
With a therapist, they can give you ways to change your lifestyle, such as food recipes to reduce depression, and a doctor can give you medicine prescribed to treat depression. It's important you also learn what causes your depression. Identifying your triggers may lead to less depression, as well as keeping up with the health news as more developments about the condition emerge. Also, anyone who has learned to meditate may realize it will help reduce depression too. Studies show that online therapy can play a significant role in reducing depression and anxiety symptoms like shaking.
Too Much Caffeine
Another reason why you may be experiencing shaking hands, hand tremors, or any other part of the body that is trembling is because of too much caffeine. A cup of coffee in the morning and occasional energy drink is not going to hurt you too much and may be beneficial. However, when you're always chugging energy drinks, it can lead to a number of conditions, such as noticeable shaking, increased heart rate, blood pressure spikes, and other conditions. And when you live with anxiety, it may make the problem a whole lot worse.
If you are always lacking energy, even if you get sleep, there are many reasons for this response, and a range of treatments that can help. Exercise and at home may help, and so can some home care, such as meditation.
If you still don't know why you're tired, talk with your doctor. They can provide medical advice, diagnosis treatments, and help you find a support team of other tired folks.
If you had a surgery for any medical conditions or medical emergency, they may have used general anesthesia. This may lead to postanesthetic shivering, which is a common side effect, leading to shaking hands, hand tremors, and other issues. Usually, this is common and will go away as you recover, but talk to any doctor at your national institutes of health if you have a concern.
If you are addicted to drugs or alcohol and you withdraw from them, one risk factor you may have to deal with is a tremor in the hands, or tremoring in general.
There are many underlying health issues with withdrawal, and it may take a lot of prep work if you want to quit drugs successfully. Sometimes, seeking the help of a therapist may be one of your options. If you're still having trouble withdrawing from medications in order to have a better life, a doctor may be able to help, giving you a wide range of treatments to choose from. A tremor is a side effect of withdrawals, as well as uncontrollable shaking or trembling. However, withdrawals may have worse, possibly fatal conditions.
Another condition that can cause trembling is hypothyroidism, or an overactive thyroid. An overactive thyroid produces too much of the thyroid hormone thyroxine. Too much of this thyroid hormone can give you various problems, such as:
- Extreme weight loss, making weight management more difficult. Even by eating more food in your diet, weight management is still difficult.
- Sweating, heart palpitations, or other anxiety signs.
- Not to mention, tremors.
It's important you seek a doctor for any of these conditions.
A brain tumor may cause shaking hands, hand tremors, and other types of tremors, too. Now, the brain tumor has been a little internet infamous as of late. There are always jokes about how someone looks up any symptom online, and it's a brain tumor. It can give you a panic attack.
A brain tumor will come with other symptoms as well, such as seizures, unexplained vomiting, and abnormal headaches. Chances are, you don't have one, but it's worth it to go to a doctor and make sure.
How Online Therapy Can Help With Shaking
If you're suffering from shaking in your hands, hand tremors, or you're shaking for any other reason, even as a natural response to an event, online therapy may be able to help you.
Home care is always important, and by having a therapist to talk to you at home, they can help you quiet your anxiety, give you coping tools, and assist you with any other method of communication. Here's how they can do it.
Another method you can try if you have shaking in your hands, hand tremors, or similar issues is a video chat. Being able to talk to a therapist via video can be just as good as talking to a therapist in person. If the side effects of your shaky hands include not being able to drive, chatting with a therapist there can help.
Online Therapy Has Licensed Professionals from Many National Institutes of Health
You may be skeptical with online therapy's potential, but a therapist online has worked with many people and is always up to date with any new research medically reviewed by university and other prestigious sources.
During a therapy session for your tremors, here are some things you can expect out of it.
- Writing down the symptoms of your tremors. This tremor fact sheet can give a therapist more insight as to why it's happening.
- Taking time and self-reflection to identify possible triggers that may cause your tremoring.
- Looking for treatment options for your tremors. If it's a nervous system problem, treatment options may differ from treatment options of non-nervous system problems, such as anxiety.
- Taking into account environment issues. If you live in a cold environment and are outside in said cold environment for a long time, this can lead to quite a few issues with hand tremors and other issues that can worsen your hand tremors. Your therapist may teach you temperature regulation techniques to help you.
- If your tremors are caused by anxiety or panic disorders, these anxiety or panic issues may worsen your tremors. Anxiety disorders are something many therapists treat well. They look into what symptoms are caused by anxiety problems and what one can do about them.
- If your anxiety disorders are due to situational issues, your therapist can help with your situation. Say you have a public speaking assignment you need to finish. Public speaking can be hard for the awkward, creating uncomfortable physical symptoms, and in some cases, creating a fight or flight response. Teaching proper relaxation and speaking techniques may help someone with a fear of public speaking.
- If your anxiety disorders are due to something severe, a therapist can teach you coping strategies. Say if you have breast cancer or something similar. Breast cancer can cause intense anxiety and shaking, especially if you keep doing research about it. A therapist can not only teach you coping and calming techniques, but can give you some positive news related to your breast cancer as well.
- Anything caused by anxiety issues may be able to benefit from therapy. Tremors caused by anxiety can benefit from meditation, medication, or identifying triggers.
- Your therapist will look into other aspects of your health too, such as your sexual health. Fear of poor sexual performance may lead to tremors, for example.
All About Chills and Tremors
Chills may lead to tremors, but you may not know what the word chills refers to. Chills refers to when you body muscles squeeze to make heat, leaving you cold.
Chills are not goose bumps. Goose bumps are when your hairs and pores are raised. Usually, goose bumps can occur because of the cold, because of shock, or because of fear, but goose bumps and chills are not the same thing.
Sometimes, you may experience abdominal pain and chills. Abdominal pain and chills may be due to the following conditions, both bacterial infections and viral.
- Urinary tract infections. This is a bacterial infection of the urinary tract. This bacterial infection is luckily treatable, so it's nothing to worry about if you leave it treated.
- Chills may be caused by low blood sugar levels. If you have a condition such as diabetes, it's important you monitor your blood sugar levels whenever possible. Not doing that may lead to some problems down the road. Always check your blood sugar levels. If you're unsure how you can check your sugar levels in the best way, or if you don't know how to control your sugar levels, you can talk to a doctor. Having medical knowledge about your sugar levels is a good thing.
- Alcohol withdrawal may cause chills. With alcohol withdrawal, it's important you make sure you're tapering off slowly, and check with a doctor if you have any alcohol withdrawal problems. Your doctor can help you with any symptoms, such as looking at the alcohol withdrawal shivering causes, treatment options, and more.
Too much stress can cause your body to shake uncontrollably. A little bit of stress here and there may be good for getting you the motivation to complete your daily tasks, but the problem is when you have too much stress. Stress is not a traditional medical problem that requires diagnosis and treatment, but a doctor may prescribe medication to help manage stress. Ask a doctor about your options when it comes to coping with stress.
Left untreated, stress can be a disease, and this disease affects your health, giving your high blood pressure and other mental problems. Also with this disease, essential tremor symptoms may show up too.
With stress, spot the early signs of being over stressed. Create a fact sheet of all the things that are bothering you. Make sure to take breaks every once in a while and get plenty of rest. And even if you don't like meditating, it's an essential building block towards resisting stress.
No one wants to shake when they feel nervous. A licensed therapist can help you figure out the underlying cause behind your shaking, so that you can address that cause directly. They can also give you coping tools to manage any shaking that happens in the moment. With the right tools, you can approach nerve-wracking situations with a calm mind, and no physical symptoms like shaking.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why is my body shaking for no reason?
Here are some possible reasons why your body may shake.
- It's cold. Even if you don't feel too cold, your body may still shake as a response.
- It could be due to a fever. Even if you don't feel too sick, shaking may be an early sign of it.
- It may be an essential tremor. This is a neurological disorder that affects millions every year. Sometimes, it may be an early sign of Parkinson's Disease, or another disorder that causes shaking. Don't panic; there are less severe reasons it can happen, such as:
- You may have low blood sugar. If you haven't had anything to eat in a bit, your blood sugar levels may be low, and this can cause shaking. If you're diabetic, make sure you get your levels up ASAP, because it can be dangerous.
- You may be suffering from severe stress or anxiety. Any shaking that is related to anxiety or stress is part of a psychogenic movement disorder. With a case like this, your body is shaking because of stress, not due to permanent damage.
- Besides stress or anxiety, positive emotions can cause shaking as well. Are you excited about something? That excitement may lead to shivering.
- Have you had surgery recently and needed anesthesia? You may wake up feeling shivery. This can briefly cause your body to have problems regulating its temperature.
- In the most severe case, you may have sepsis, which is your body responding to an infection. This may lead to you requiring medical attention immediately.
Another reason why you may experience tremors in your hands, arms, or another part of you is because of a fever. It doesn't matter if the fever is due to the flu virus or another of the many health concerns that can lead to it. If you treat a fever, you can stop the shaking. If you have cold, flu, or a similar condition, you may have shaking and a fever. Taking care of your fever is an action certified by health professionals everywhere. It has issues that are experienced together, chills included.
A fever is anything above the normal body temperature of 98.6 F or 37 C. A body temperature over 100 degrees F may be a significant fever. A fever will increase body temperature. The highest body temperature a fever can be in an adult before you should worry is 103 F or 39.4 C. If the fever is mild, you should still get some rest, but you can be able to function normally. A child's temperature is a little different when it comes to cold, flu, and other conditions that can cause a fever. More on the child's temperature later.
Fever and chills are common, and this can lead to feeling cold and tremors. When you have a fever and chills, it's important you rest and let your body fight it off. Put on an extra blanket and give aspirin to yourself. Make sure you drink plenty of water, even if it leads to frequent urination, as dehydration may make the fever worse. Besides following the essential health tips, what should you do about a fever in a child? When your child is feeling cold and sick, what are your options? Find your child's age, then read below.
For a child younger than 3 months, seek help if the baby's rectal temperature is higher than 100.4 or 38 C. During the infant stage, that temperature can be 102. A child younger than toddler age may be at risk with a fever, so contact your doctor. A fever can lead to febrile seizures in young children, so contact your health care provider.
Also, make sure not to listen to any folklore treatments, for example, putting rubbing alcohol on your child's skin is not a proper treatment, and can make the problem a whole lot worse.
As for a fever in a child older than infant age, it's usually not a cause to worry. A fever in a child can be annoying, and a fever in a child can make the kid skip school, but otherwise, as long as they make eye contact and the fever goes away or improves within three days, you don't have to see a doctor. Give them blankets if they're feeling cold, and give them lots of love. Hot cocoa is good for kids who are feeling cold, too. When your child has a fever, make sure they don't go anywhere, as a child with a fever can be contagious. This is information certified by health professionals across the land.
Reduce a fever by:
- Bring down a fever by drinking plenty of fluids.
- If you have chills and fever, use cold compresses. Avoid cold baths, as that can make you only feel colder, not bring down your body temperature or flu symptoms.
- Avoid fitness, exercise, or other aerobics until your fever breaks.
- Practice meditation. Controlled breathing can make you forget about symptoms that occur with a fever. Your chills and fever will be on the back of your mind.
- Take medication that can treat your fever or flu symptoms that may occur with a fever. Just make sure you follow the directions.
- If your chills and fever worsen, you feel colder, or your heart rate, blood pressure, or other vitals seem to skyrocket, see a care provider.
- Chills and fever can be a cause of tremors and make you feel colder, but they are usually nothing too much to worry about.
- Wear blankets or clothing that keep you warm.
A fever is usually treatable, but it's no joke, either. Take acetaminophen (Tylenol,) make sure you're drinking plenty of fluids, contract and relax yourself, and recognize the symptoms. Often, in a fever, the chills are accompanied by various other issues as well. These accompanying symptoms can make your body feel a whole lot worse.
By the way, the flu and a cold is not necessarily due to exposure to a cold environment alone. Remember that people huddle together when it's cold, so this allows the cold virus to spread faster. When the temperature drops, you should prepare yourself for some shaking or shivering.
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
RLS may be a reason why you can't stop shaking. This is when your legs shake uncontrollably, especially at night. While it isn't life-threatening, RLS can be annoying, keeping you up at night. Sometimes, it can be occasional, and other times, it's more chronic.
Some medications treat RLS, and your doctor may show you muscle relaxation techniques to help you treat RLS. They may also perform a physical relaxation to make sure it's not part of a bigger problem. RLS may also be due to too many stimulants and not enough exercise, so get out there and do some exercises that can give you an increased heart rate. Having the perfect sleep environment may play a role in your RLS as well. By eliminating distractions and doing a bit of sleep prep work, you may be able to sleep better at night. Spend a few hours of home improvement, such as installing blackout curtains.
The Medication You Take
Another reason why you may experience tremors is due to a side effect of the medication you take. For example, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs,) may heave tremors or other movement disorders as a side effect. Many drugs, supplements, or anything else you take always comes with a risk of a side effect. If you're taking inhibitors, SSRIs, or a similar medication, look up the side effects.
There are many medications, and you can read all about them at institutions such as the National Library of Medicine. The National Library of Medicine, or Library of Medicine for Short, is in Bethesda, Maryland. The National Library of Medicine is the biggest source of all information medical. If you visit the Library of Medicine, you can find pictures, data, and side effects. If you're unsure if your medication is right for you, the Library of Medicine can help.
Another reason why you may have tremors, or your hands are shaking, is due to movement disorders or neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis. What is multiple sclerosis?
This autonomic nervous system disorder, which has no known cause, is when the immune system in your body goes against the myelin, which is on your nerve fibers. This causes communication and nerve issues, as well as other neurological conditions.
With any form of movement disorders or neurological conditions, it's important you go to a symptom checker to see if you have multiple sclerosis. However, even a symptom checker may not help you, as the symptoms can vary a lot. Sometimes, you may not have any noticeable symptoms. Other times, you can have debilitating symptoms right away, such as not being able to walk anymore. Multiple sclerosis symptoms can include:
- Your body feels numb on one side or one limb. This can be a part of quite a few neurological conditions and movements disorders.
- You feel like your body is experiencing electroshocks.
- You experience tremors and other autonomic nervous system problems. Your hands are shaking, and your gait may become unsteady. Tremors are a big problem in multiple sclerosis.
- In addition, you may experience vision problems, fatigue, and a few other issues as well.
If you think you have multiple sclerosis, a symptom checker may not be able to help. The symptom checker may direct you to other movement disorders, neurological conditions, or autonomic nervous system problems. It's important you see a doctor. There is no cure, but you can get treatment and live a better life.
A brain injury is another of the many neurological conditions, movement disorders and automatic nervous system issues that can affect your life. A brain injury is just like the name implies. A blow to your head, jolt to your body, or anything else that hurts your brain can end up causing issues.
Some head injuries are mild, and can heal over time, while others are more severe and can last a lifetime, possibly leading to death. There are many symptoms can that result in head injuries and it's important to seek a diagnosis or treatment by a doctor if you've experienced any major blow to the head. With a diagnosis or treatment, your doctor can see how severely your brain is injured and you may be able to treat it.
It can indeed cause tremors, though. If your hands are shaking after an injury or you experience any other hand tremor, it may be due to the brain injury. Often, other tremors may happen besides a hand tremor or if your hands are shaking.
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
One way you may be able to treat is through deep brain stimulation (DBS.) DBS is often used to treat Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, or a similar disorder.
In DBS, electrodes are placed in your brain, and they stimulate your brain to block tremor impulses. DBS has been quite effective in 90 percent of the patients. If you're experiencing or if you're feeling extreme tremors, and if you're experiencing or you're feeling that no matter what you do, they don't go away, it's important that you talk to your doctor or healthcare professional and see if you qualify.
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is not for everyone. While it's relatively safe, it can be uncomfortable, and you do have to replace the batteries every few years, requiring multiple surgeries. Your healthcare professional or doctor may recommend deep brain stimulation (DBS) as a last resort, or the doctor may recommend you try other methods.
It's always important to talk to your doctor if you're considering DBS. Consulting with a healthcare professional and doing research action before consulting is always good. By consulting with a healthcare professional and taking research action before consulting, you can see if it's right for you.
Research a bit as well. The information published about DBS and the information published about other treatments can help you decide if it's right for you.
Can Gut Bacteria Cause Tremors
There is a lot of talk about gut bacteria. From your skin to gut, the issues that affect your skin, muscle, and gut medically, it seems like everything can affect you. Looking at muscle and gut medically reviewed research is always interesting, and in 2016, a link between the gut and Parkinson's was discovered.
It turns out that there may be a link between your gut bacteria and Parkinson's disease, which leads to tremors. People with Parkinson's disease may have different gut bacteria, and this gut behavior is noticed ten years before Parkinson's.
Bad gut bacteria can lead to abdominal pain. If you ever asked yourself "what's causing my abdominal pain?" or "what's causing my abdominal lack of digestion?" it may be gut problems.
What is essential tremor? It's a disorder in the nervous system that can cause shivering or shaking in your body. It can attack in part, but many people find their hands shake the most, and these hand tremors may worsen over time, making it hard to do even the simplest of tasks. Let's look into more details about the essential tremor and how it affects the nervous system.
Essential tremor isn't part of Parkinson's disease, though many mix up the two terms. Essential tremor has hand tremors that may occur in different timings. For example, your hands shake when you use your hands. Also, unlike Parkinson's disease, essential tremor disorder causes no other health problems.
People who have this disorder have a normal lifespan, but their shivering or shaking may increase with time. Their hands shake more, it can be hard to hold up objects due to hand tremors, and it can affect your head and how you speak, too.
Essential tremor may worsen due to the following:
- Emotional problems. If you have any symptoms of anxiety or anger that makes your blood pressure worse, this can lead to worsened problems.
- Sleep deprivation. If you have too much sleep deprivation or fatigue, your shaking or trembling may worse. Sleep deprivation may make it hard to fall asleep, creating a tough cycle.
- Drinking too much caffeine can give you anxiety symptoms and make the shaking or trembling worse. Cut back caffeine if you suspect it's causing your hand tremors.
- If you're in a cold environment, or feel cold because of your body temperature, it can cause you to shake, especially when chills occur. Improving your body temperature, such as taking a bath in lukewarm water, may help. Or cold water may work if you're hot.
Essential tremors are involuntary movements that can happen more often in older adults. It's an important aspect in both men's health and women's health. If you are in the older adults category, it's important you see a doctor about your involuntary movements or any other movement disorder. It's a men's health and women's health must. Treat your movement disorder today.
A physiologic tremor is a tremor that is felt in the limbs. You may feel a physiologic tremor about 10 times a second.
A tremor of this magnitude may be caused by:
- An anxiety disorder. During an episode of your anxiety disorder, you may experience shaking in your limbs or another type of shaking. With an anxiety disorder, identifying triggers and learning coping strategies can help your anxiety disorder. Talk to a CNRP. When it comes to actions of a CNRP, identifying triggers is one of them. Those who are commonly abused can benefit form this.
- Another problem of an anxiety disorder is the fight or flight sympathetic nervous system response. With a fight response, your limbs may shake because you want to attack whatever is causing your woe. With a flight response, you may want to run away. With a flight response, it's important you find a safe place to retreat.
Can Heart Disease Cause Tremors?
Heart disease is not linked to tremors, but one of the drugs, supplements, and medications that treats heart disease may help. These are known as beta blockers. Beta blockers are one of the drugs, supplements, and medications that is commonly prescribed for heart disease, and may be used to reduce essential tremors. Talk to your doctor for advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and after advice, diagnosis, or treatment, see if beta blockers are right for you. Even if they're commonly prescribed for heart disease, they still could help you with your problems.
Can Spinal Cord Problems Cause Shaking?
There are many parts of the body that can lead to tremors. One of these parts of the body is the spinal cord. With the spinal cord, its connection to the brain is noticeable, and you don't have to be from a national institute of neurological disorders to understand that.
Sometimes, spinal cord problems are due to an underlying condition, and other times, it's due to an injury. Spinal cord problems can make it hard to function, leading to strong emotions and a need to seek medical help. If your strong emotions and issues are too much, it's important you do seek medical help.
If you have pain in the spinal cord or something feels off, look for the signs and symptoms. Recognizing the signs and symptoms early can help you before your spine gets worse.
Can Healthy Living Help?
Healthy living can help with lots of things, including tremors. If your tremors are due to anxiety, read information about how you can live healthily. Healthy living is about brain health, your body's skin, your body's skin muscle, all your body parts, keeping the cells in your brain strong, and many other aspects. Your entire body, from skin to brain, is important.
It's important you live healthily if you want to reduce your tremors. Boost your body's skin. Check your symptoms and receive proper treatment. For example, if you experience chills and abdominal pain, seek help. Retreat to a calm or quiet place if you're not feeling so good. Live in a good environment. There are many conditions caused by being cold or hot. Eating vitamins and minerals that are a building block of brain and body health.
For example, collagen. Collagen is an essential building block in mammals, and collagen can boost your overall health and the health of your central nervous system. Collagen can build, number up, and improve the functions of your body.
How do I stop shaking anxiety?
If you're shaking due to anxiety, there are a few ways you can stop it. Here's how:
- Take a few deep breaths. Deep, meditative breathing can calm your nerves and reduce your shaking. By getting your mind off anxiety and instead focusing on your breaths, this is a great way to stop shaking.
- Focus on something else. Play your favorite show or listen to some music. Watch some videos online. Getting your mind off the source of your anxiety can help stop the shaking.
- If it persists, you may need help. You can talk to a therapist to learn techniques to stop your shaking, and you can identify and avoid any triggers that may be the culprit for your anxiety.
- In addition, a doctor may prescribe beta blockers and other meds that can reduce your shaking. Combined with therapy, your shaking due to anxiety is as good as defeated.
What can cause the shakes?
See the first question, "Why is my body shaking for no reason?"
Are Shaky Hands a Sign of Anxiety?
Shaky hands are definitely a sign of anxiety. You'll have shaky hands due to the infamous fight-or-flight response. Whenever you're in a situation when you feel extremely anxious or fearful, your body pumps some adrenaline that pumps blood into your muscles, makes your heart go faster, and releases other hormones. Shaky hands may be one sign that you're extremely anxious and about to go through a fight or flight situation.
Can stress cause tremors?
Stress can cause tremors. It's similar to the previous question, where your body is releasing adrenaline due to an extremely stressful situation. You may have tremors due to this. It's important that you calm yourself down whenever you can.
Is Shaking a Symptom of Panic Attack?
Yes, shaking can be a symptom of a panic attack. A panic attack is different for everyone. For some, it may feel like you're about to die. For others, it may be an extreme burst of anxiety. It's important that you calm yourself down, or speak to a therapist immediately.
What Gets Rid of Anxiety?
Everyone has a different remedy which is effective for reducing their anxiety. Talking to a therapist can help you figure out which remedy is the best for you. Here are a few ways you can reduce your anxiety:
- Exercise more. Working out can calm you down and improve your mood by releasing dopamine and other feel-good chemicals. Just taking a walk outside will help you see the difference.
- Perform meditative breathing, or just take some deep breaths. It can take a bit to perfect, but once you do, it can be a great way to calm you down and help you feel better as a result.
- Medication may be able to help reduce your anxiety episodes as well. There is no shame in trying some medicine, alongside therapy, if you want to reduce your anxiety.
- Get a better night's sleep. Not getting enough can intensify your anxiety. It is a tough cycle, as your anxiety can often make it harder for you to fall asleep. It's important that you practice good sleep hygiene or talk to a doctor should you not know how to fall asleep.
- Talk to your therapist to see which method of getting rid of anxiety would be the best for you.
What is Shaking Hands a Sign of?
Hand shaking can be caused by many things. Shaky hands is commonly a sign of the following:
- A neurological condition. These neurological conditions can vary, but a few that they may be include multiple sclerosis, a brain injury, Parkinson's disease, and other diseases affecting the brain. In a case like this, you may want to talk to your therapist or doctor to help reduce your symptoms of your shaky hands.
- Movement disorders can cause shaky hands. It can be due to an essential tremor, which is a common movement disorder with an unknown cause, though genetics may play a part. Sometimes, it may affect your dominant hand more, but it all depends. Then, dystonic tremors may cause shaky hands, too. This is when you brain sends mixed signals to your hands.
- Alcohol withdrawal, especially if you abuse it, may lead to shaky hands. If you're an alcoholic, it's important that you get some help with withdrawal, as it can be dangerous otherwise.
- Too much caffeine may cause shaky hands. If you're downing the energy drinks, reduce how much you take, and it can make you feel better.
- There are many other causes of shaky hands. Mercury poisoning, liver failure, fragile X syndrome, the list goes on. It's important that you go to a doctor to find the cause of your shaky hands.
Shaky hands, as you can see, can be caused by many different disorders. Some are not dangerous, but some are. If you have shaky hands, try to find the culprit. It may be more than just shaky hands.
Can Dehydration Cause Tremors?
Yes, dehydration may lead to tremors. When you aren't getting enough water, your muscles cramp and contract, leading to possible tremors. Always stay hydrated whenever possible.
What Food is Good for Tremors?
While there isn't a definitive answer to this question, some foods may help with tremors. One diet that is showing some promise is the Mediterranean diet. This diet consists of foods such as:
- High amounts of fish, but low amounts of other animal products.
- Whole grain cereals.
- Fruits, vegetables, and legumes.
- Monounsaturated fats.
- Little to no alcohol consumption.
Always talk to a nutritionist before you start any diet.
What Drugs Cause Shaking Hands?
There are quite a few drugs that could be the culprit behind shaking hands, or other types of tremor. These include:
- Medications for seizures, asthma, cancer, high blood pressure, depression, heart medication, and more.
- Consumption of too much medicine for you thyroid.
The list is quite big. Our suggestion is to review the medications you take and see if they could lead to tremors. If they do, don't stop taking it, and instead discuss it with your doctor.
How Can I Stop Hand Shaking?
Your best bet is to go to your doctor or therapist to receive medication or learn techniques to help reduce your hands from shaking. In addition to that, there are other ways you may be able to reduce your shaking hands, including:
- Not using them as much. Try avoiding using your dominant hand whenever possible.
- Consume less nicotine, caffeine, or alcohol.
- Try relaxation techniques to calm your hands or other parts of your body. Take a breather and see if this reduces the amount of shaking.
- Taking medications can help reduce your shaking. You should always make sure you're practicing techniques in addition to taking meds, as with time, you may be able to stop your shaking without the need for medications.
If you're experiencing shaking, when you look it up, it can be the result of a number of things. Results for shaking in the hands can include many things, and it can be annoying. Health on the net is like that. When it comes to health on the net, your results can be skin problems, pain and chills, women's health issues, high body heat, cold air, a cancerous, malignant tumor, and many other things.
If you are experiencing a medical condition, even pain and chills and skin problems, as well as women's health issues, it's important that you seek help immediately.
With some of these tremors, the issues get worse. With conditions that cause shaking in the hands, when they're at their early stages, it may be treatable. If you ever asked "what's causing my abdominal pain?" when you're shaking, it could be something worse.
Some of these symptoms can lead to future problems. Damaged vocal cords, episodes of chills, lung problems that you may need a sputum culture or blood culture test to identify, other issues that affect the brain, and the ability to regulate your actions can be problems you may face.
If your shaking is due to anxiety or another issue, it's important you avoid alternative treatments and seek help through talk therapy. This is usually the best course of treatment, and that's the bottom line.
In addition, seeking help for all other issues is a good idea. If life is boring or too new for you, seek help. If you're living in the United States and need help with the various issues affecting United States citizens, seek help.
When it comes to ways to cope medically, reviewed therapy is a solution. Shaking in your hands can occur for many reasons, and shaking in your hands can occur due to a mental issue. Staying in a therapist's block for the entire session may be able to help you cope.
In addition, read stories about others who are shaking. You're sure to find "man shares tremor story" articles online. These can help you relate, and give you hope should you have a disorder that makes you tremble.
We hope this information published on this website by our editorial team helped, but it's not intended as a substitute for seeking real help. This information published on this website is just for informative purposes. Instead, think of professional health in a way that is intended as a substitute for not worrying about your issues anymore.
There are many ways a professional can help you. They may use botulinum toxin to treat you. Or you may need therapy. BetterHelp's services can help.
But as we say, it's important for you to seek help. Looking up some info online is a good move, but it can lead to hours of research. You click a Medscape reference, and then you're soon down a rabbit hole of information. This article's information was retrieved from https and then you read a link. Click the link, and that article's information was retrieved from https and then another link. The "retrieved from https" searching can be annoying, and seeking a professional can give you information that is not just retrieved from https.
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