Shaky hands is usually not a life-threatening issue, though it can affect daily life and may cause concern. This shakiness is known medically as a tremor and could have various possible causes. Some tremors are harmless, while others are the result of an underlying issue and require treatment.
Nearly every person experiences physiologic tremors. These tremors are usually unnoticeable and manifest as a fine shaking of the hands and fingers. Physiologic tremors result from triggers like anxiety, fatigue, stress, and exercise. Enhanced physiologic tremors have different causes, and the shaking is more visible. An overactive thyroid, stimulants like caffeine, and hypoglycemia can all lead to enhanced physiologic tremors.
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