It is a common mistake for people to think that hand tremor is always associated with Parkinson’s disease, which is not true. The main cause of hand tremor is TE, which is much more common than Parkinson’s disease, and has other types of treatment. Although it is a condition that can fluctuate over time, it has no cure and is treated with completely different medications than those used for Parkinson’s disease. Andre Felicio, a neurologist at Albert Einstein Hospital
One of the main differences from Parkinson’s disease is that ET only interferes with motor ability, and only causes discomfort during movement. It is diagnosed based on analysis of symptoms and neurological examination – depending on the patient’s age, health and stage of the disease, symptoms can be reduced through treatment with deep brain stimulation, use of botulinum toxin and medications.
Experts even point to some health problems that show neurological manifestations of systemic diseases. In other words, changes in metabolism that act as triggers for tremors, such as kidney, liver, and thyroid problems.
Some medications can also cause tremors, such as substances used to treat dizziness, epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and migraines. anxiety And depression, especially central nervous system stimulants and serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
“In these cases, it is recommended to suspend or replace the medications causing this side effect and correct other biochemical or metabolic problems, such as excess thyroid hormones and, in very specific cases, neurosurgical treatment. Therefore, medical evaluation is very important,” says Evaristo.
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