Tremor or shaking hands - NHS
Tremor or shaking hands
In some people, particularly older people, blood pressure drops excessively when they sit or stand up a condition called orthostatic or postural hypotension. Symptoms of faintness, light-headedness, dizziness, confusion, or blurred vision occur within seconds to a few minutes of standing particularly after lying in bed or sitting for a long time and resolve rapidly when the person lies down. However, some people fall, faint, or very rarely have a brief seizure. Some younger people experience similar symptoms upon standing but without having a drop in blood pressure. Often, their heart rate increases tachycardia more than normal upon standing, so this condition is called postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome POTS. The reason why such people feel dizzy despite having normal blood pressure is not yet clear. Dizziness or light-headedness when standing up occurs as a result of abnormal blood pressure regulation.
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Back to Health A to Z. A tremor is when you're not able to control shaking or trembling in part of your body. See a GP if a tremor is affecting your life as treatment may help to reduce it. It's normal to have a slight tremor. For example, if you hold your hands or arms out in front of you, they won't be completely still.
Michelle Trudeau. Deep brain stimulation eased Shari Finsilver's tremors, but didn't stop them entirely. Here she uses both hands to stabilize a glass of water.