What is tremor and how to treat it?
Trembling tremor can be a secondary symptom of many diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, neurosis, sclerosis, and even alcoholism. But there is also the concept of psychogenic tremor, which appears due to excessive emotional reaction to events. Is it possible to cope with it independently, and why it can arise, we will tell further.
What and why?
What is tremor? Scientifically speaking, this is hyperkinesis, and in simple words, involuntary vibrations of the muscles of different parts of the body. Most often it is observed in the arms, legs, head and jaw in particular, and also manifests itself in the form of a twitching of the eyelid.
Trembling is not a disease in itself, but a symptom of some existing problem that signals it. To understand what kind of treatment will be necessary, and whether it is needed at all, specialist advice is needed. He first must identify the causes and type of tremor.
It can appear because of:
- Physical overvoltage. For example, after active physical activities, sports.Such a problem usually passes after a rest.
- Emotional splash. This type is postural, does not refer to malignant and appears after suffering stress or while experiencing a stressful situation. Suspicious people are susceptible to the appearance of such a symptom, as well as those who suffer from disorders of the vegetative system.
- Excessive alcohol or caffeine. They cause overexcitement of the nervous system, which can be accompanied by trembling.
The reasons can also be old age, craniocerebral injuries, hormonal disruptions, and taking specific medications.
How to get rid?
After the doctor has collected a full history, he will be able to prescribe the correct treatment. If the problem does not have an acute phase and proceeds in a mild form, then it will be enough to master some relaxing techniques - breathing exercises, yoga, and also use the effect of relaxing baths, combined with the use of sedatives on a natural basis.
If the shivering repeats frequently and causes additional problems, an integrated approach is needed.First of all, use sufficiently strong beta-blockers to help reduce the amplitude of the tremor. All this should be accompanied by systematic observation by a specialist and the aforementioned relaxing techniques.
If it is a tremor caused by problems with the brain, then doctors resort to surgical methods that include implanting electrodes to stimulate those areas of the brain that are responsible for movement coordination and tremor.
Folk remedies are also quite effective:
- Tansy. Her flowers will help to calm down and get rid of shaking. To do this, 1-2 inflorescences need to chew thoroughly, then spit out the cake.
- Soothing infusion. To make it you need motherwort, hawthorn, valerian root, mint, chamomile and dried woman. They are taken in proportions of 3: 2: 2: 1: 1: 1, stirred, and then brewed in 2 tablespoons. in 2 tbsp. boiling water, boiling over low heat for 5 minutes.
Take infusion of ½ Art. three times a day before meals for 10 days.
- Bath with chrysanthemum. In 1 liter of water you need to brew 0.5 kg of flowers (fresh or dried). Stir on a small fire for half an hour and pour the broth into the water.The length of stay in such a bathroom is 15 minutes.
Prevention of the re-emergence of tremors is, first of all, a healthy lifestyle, which includes moderate physical activity, proper nutrition, reduction or elimination of consumption of alcohol and caffeinated drinks, quitting smoking, and mastering relaxation techniques and avoiding stress. Be healthy!