It's normal to have a slight tremor. For example, if you hold your hands or arms out in front of you, they will not be completely still.
Sometimes a tremor becomes more noticeable.
This often happens:
Some medicines and conditions can also cause a tremor. Speak to your GP before you stop taking any prescribed medicine.
you have a tremor or shaking hands and:
Your doctor will want to make sure the tremor is not caused by another condition. They may also be able to offer treatment.
If you have a tremor that's affecting your life, your GP may prescribe medicine. Medicine will not cure the tremor, but it often helps to reduce the shaking or trembling.
You may need to take medicine all the time, or only when you need it – for example, before a stressful situation that causes your tremor to get worse.
If a tremor is affecting your head or voice, you may be offered injections to block the nerves and relax the muscles.
In rare cases, brain surgery may be an option to treat a severe tremor that is not helped by medicine.
The NTF also offers support and information on tremor if it's affecting your life.
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