Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Why Are My Hands Shaking?

Friday, 21 Dec 2012 12:35 PM


Question: My hands shake slightly just about all the time. It doesn’t really impair me, but I’m wondering if it is a sign of a health problem.

Dr. Hibberd’s answer:

A fine tremor of our hands is more common in some people than others and is usually not a sign of a health problem. Most of the fine tremors we see result from benign familial tremor, and they are usually not noticeable to others.

Usually no treatment is required, but symptoms may worsen during periods of sleep deprivation, stress, and stimulant or caffeine use. Fine tremors also may be present with medical conditions that do require treatment, such as with hyperthyroidism, so be sure to have yourself checked by your private physician.




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Minor hand shaking is common in some people and is usually not a sign of a health problem.
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