TremorTTremorTremorEnglishNeurologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyBrainConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-04-08T04:00:00ZTeesta Soman, FAAP, DABPN, MBA8.0000000000000060.0000000000000700.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>A tremor is an involuntary, rhythmic muscle movement. Learn about different types of tremor and how tremor is treated in children.</p><h2>What is tremor?</h2> <p>A tremor is an involuntary, rhythmic muscle movement. These movements are often back-and-forth actions of one or more body parts. </p> <p>Most tremors affect the hands. However, tremors can occur in the arms, head, face, vocal cords, trunk and legs.</p> <p>Children with tremor often have back-and-forth, or oscillating body movements. They may also have a shaky voice. Tremors can affect fine motor coordination, such as writing and gripping objects. Tremors become more severe and may be triggered when your child is feeling stress, fatigue, or strong emotion. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Tremors are involuntary movements that affect the hands or other parts of the body. </li> <li>Tremors have different causes. These include brain problems, poisoning and injury. It can also be inherited. </li> <li>There are several types of tremors. </li> <li>Tremors are treated mostly with therapy and drugs. They are only rarely treated with surgery. </li> <li>The type of treatment depends on the type of tremor and how severe it is.</li> </ul><h2>Tremors are caused by conditions that affect the brain</h2> <p>A tremor may be a symptom of other neurological conditions. This is because certain areas of the brain control movement. Conditions that affect brain function include stroke, traumatic brain injury, and neurodegenerative diseases. Tremor can also be inherited. Alcohol abuse, poisoning and certain medicines can also cause tremor because of their effect on the brain. </p><h2>Treating tremor</h2> <p>Tremors cannot be fully cured. Often, a tremor can be made less severe through treatment with drugs. The type of drug used depends on the type of tremor. Other measures that may help to reduce tremor include staying away from things that trigger a tremor, such as caffeine. </p> <p>With more severe tremor, surgery may be an option. However, surgery for tremor is rare in children.</p>
TremblementsTTremblementsTremorFrenchNeurologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyBrainConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-04-08T04:00:00ZTeesta Soman, FAAP, DABPN, MBA8.0000000000000060.0000000000000700.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Un tremblement est un mouvement musculaire involontaire et rythmique. Apprenez-en davantage sur les différents types de tremblements et sur la façon de les traiter chez les enfants.</p><h2>Que sont les tremblements?</h2> <p>Les tremblements sont des mouvements musculaires involontaires et rythmiques. Ces mouvements prennent souvent la forme de va-et-vient d'une ou de plusieurs parties du corps.</p> <p>La plupart des tremblements visent les mains. Cependant, les tremblements peuvent aussi survenir dans les bras, la tête, le visage, les cordes vocales, le tronc et les jambes.</p> <p>Les enfants atteints de tremblements ont souvent des mouvements de va-et-vient ou oscillateurs. Ils peuvent aussi avoir des tremblements dans la voix. Les tremblements peuvent avoir des effets sur la coordination motrice, comme l’écriture et la préhension d’objets. Les tremblements s‘aggravent et peuvent être déclenchés quand votre enfant ressent du stress, de la fatigue ou des émotions fortes.</p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>Des tremblements sont des mouvements involontaires qui touchent les mains ou d’autres parties du corps.</li><li>Les tremblements ont différentes causes, dont des problèmes au cerveau, un empoisonnement et des blessures. Ils peuvent aussi être héréditaires.</li><li>Il y a plusieurs types de tremblements.</li><li>Les tremblements sont la plupart du temps traités au moyen d’une thérapie et de médicaments. Ils sont rarement traités au moyen d’une opération.</li><li>Le type de traitement dépend du type de tremblement et de leur gravité.</li></ul><h2>Les tremblements sont causés par des troubles qui touchent le cerveau</h2> <p>Un tremblement peut être un symptôme d’autres problèmes neurologiques. Cela s’explique par le fait que certaines aires du cerveau contrôlent le mouvement. Des troubles comme les AVC, les traumatismes au cerveau et des maladies neurodégénératives peuvent altérer le fonctionnement du cerveau. Les tremblements peuvent aussi être héréditaires. L’abus d’alcool, les empoisonnements et certains médicaments peuvent aussi causer des tremblements en raison de leur effet sur le cerveau.</p><h2>Traitement des tremblements</h2> <p>Les tremblements ne peuvent être entièrement guéris. Souvent, on peut réduire la gravité du tremblement au moyen de médicaments. Le type de médicament dont on se sert dépend du type de tremblement. Le fait d'éviter les déclencheurs des tremblements, comme la caféine, peut contribuer à réduire les tremblements.</p> <p>Dans le cas de tremblements plus prononcés, une opération peut être envisageable. Cependant, il est rare que l'on opère pour des tremblements chez les enfants.</p>

 

 

Tremor852.000000000000TremorTremorTEnglishNeurologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyBrainConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-04-08T04:00:00ZTeesta Soman, FAAP, DABPN, MBA8.0000000000000060.0000000000000700.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>A tremor is an involuntary, rhythmic muscle movement. Learn about different types of tremor and how tremor is treated in children.</p><h2>What is tremor?</h2> <p>A tremor is an involuntary, rhythmic muscle movement. These movements are often back-and-forth actions of one or more body parts. </p> <p>Most tremors affect the hands. However, tremors can occur in the arms, head, face, vocal cords, trunk and legs.</p> <p>Children with tremor often have back-and-forth, or oscillating body movements. They may also have a shaky voice. Tremors can affect fine motor coordination, such as writing and gripping objects. Tremors become more severe and may be triggered when your child is feeling stress, fatigue, or strong emotion. </p><h2>Different types of tremors</h2><p>Tremors have different names depending on when they occur, such as:</p><ul><li>resting tremor, which occurs at rest </li><li>postural tremor, which occurs when a person assumes a specific posture</li><li>intention tremor or action tremor, which gets worse during an intentional movement </li></ul><p>Tremors are also described based on how they are caused. This includes how severe the movements are and what parts of the body are affected. Some common types are listed here.</p><h3>Essential tremor</h3><p>This is the most common type of tremor. It starts on one side of the body. Sometimes, it is progressive. This means that the other side of the body becomes affected too. It mostly affects the hands. The head, voice, tongue, legs and trunk can also be involved. </p><h3>Physiological tremor</h3><p>This is a mild form of tremor without a neurological (brain) cause. It can happen in normal, healthy children. Physiological tremor can affect all voluntary muscle groups. It is made worse by fatigue, low blood glucose levels, metal poisoning, stimulants, alcohol withdrawal and heightened emotion. </p><h3>Dystonic tremor</h3><p>Dystonic tremor most often occurs in children with <a href="/Article?contentid=856&language=English">dystonia</a>. Dystonia is a movement disorder that causes sustained muscle contractions, leading to painful twisting or abnormal postures. The dystonic tremor is triggered when the child is in a certain posture or moves a certain way. Rest and touching the affected muscle may help to relieve the tremor. </p><h3>Cerebellar tremor</h3><p>This is a slow tremor that occurs during movements that have a purpose, like pressing a button. It is caused by brain damage from multiple sclerosis, stroke, tumour or lesions in the cerebellum. It is triggered on the same side of the body as the brain damage. </p><h3>Parkinson's tremor</h3><p>This type of tremor is also called "pill-rolling." The tips of the thumb and index finger come together and then apart in a circular movement. Parkinson's tremor can also affect the chin, legs and trunk. It is an early sign of Parkinson's disease, which most often occurs after the age of 60. It is rarely seen in children, but Parkinson's tremor can also occur as a result of brain damage. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Tremors are involuntary movements that affect the hands or other parts of the body. </li> <li>Tremors have different causes. These include brain problems, poisoning and injury. It can also be inherited. </li> <li>There are several types of tremors. </li> <li>Tremors are treated mostly with therapy and drugs. They are only rarely treated with surgery. </li> <li>The type of treatment depends on the type of tremor and how severe it is.</li> </ul><h2>Tremors are caused by conditions that affect the brain</h2> <p>A tremor may be a symptom of other neurological conditions. This is because certain areas of the brain control movement. Conditions that affect brain function include stroke, traumatic brain injury, and neurodegenerative diseases. Tremor can also be inherited. Alcohol abuse, poisoning and certain medicines can also cause tremor because of their effect on the brain. </p><h2>Treating tremor</h2> <p>Tremors cannot be fully cured. Often, a tremor can be made less severe through treatment with drugs. The type of drug used depends on the type of tremor. Other measures that may help to reduce tremor include staying away from things that trigger a tremor, such as caffeine. </p> <p>With more severe tremor, surgery may be an option. However, surgery for tremor is rare in children.</p>Tremor

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