What causes a person in their early 40's to get shakes and or small tremors for no apparent reason?

And they do not drink or smoke or do drugs?

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  • 1 decade ago
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The questions to first enter my mind would be the following:

    1) Does this person have early onset of Parkinson's disease?

    2) Does this person have Diabetes?

    3) Does this person have too much caffeine?

    4) Could this be prescription drug reactions?

    I would ask a doctor, get background on this patient/person.

    My father is 73 and has had these "shakes" for the last 20 years. He has the following:

    1) Type 2 Diabetes--takes prescription meds

    2) Has an enlarged prostate--takes prescription meds

    3) Has high cholesterol--takes prescription meds

    4) Has high blood pressure--takes prescription meds.

    **He quit drinking all caffeinated drinks 3 yrs ago.

    **He does not drink alcohol or smoke.

    **Exercises 4x/wk, works full time and plays soccor on the wknds.

    **Modifies his diet according to his circumstances.

    Knowledge is power. Talk to a doctor--get the facts--get this person some help.

    Good luck and peace.

  • 1 decade ago

    Occasional tremors or shaking is felt by almost everyone, usually as a result of fear or excitement. However, uncontrollable tremor or shaking is sometimes a symptom of disorders that destroy nerve tissue, such as Parkinson's disease or multiple sclerosis, or even after a head injury.

    Some other possible causes of shakes and tremors are hypoglycemia, tension, exhaustion and magnesium deficiency.

    A doctor needs to make a proper diagnosis though, so this person should see their physician so they can figure out what's going on.

  • 1 decade ago

    There are many things that could cause tremors or shaking and the only way to find out for sure is to have a physician examine you and do some tests. It could be a thyroid problem, nerve damage, or Parkinsonism for example. Whatever it is, it needs to be diagnosed and appropriately treated.

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  • 1 decade ago

    My dad got diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease at 54 after going to his regular doc for two years. I would ask your reg doc but also see a neurologist they are best in actually diagnosing most diseases or problems with those symptoms. His first symptoms were small tremors in his arm and little twitches in his leg only on his right side.

  • 1 decade ago

    There's a lot of possibilities, but offhand, I would suggest you go to a neurologist. That's a pretty common early symptom of Parkinson's Disease.

  • 1 decade ago


    Source(s): www.Parkinsonsdesease.com
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  • 1 decade ago

    Could be nothing - could be everything.

    Check with a doctor right away. It could be a sign of something serious like a stroke or parkinsons.

  • 1 decade ago

    hello, you could have low blood sugar or be having hormonal problems...or possibly kidney problems or stroke. As you can see, it could be lots of reasons...the best thing to do is to think about what other synmptoms you are having and connect those together and see a doctor as soon as you can.

  • 1 decade ago

    possible onset of Parkinson's disease. See a physician immediately

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