As a trusted provider of home health care in Colorado, part of our commitment is to educate the public about the fact that tremors in elderly people do not necessarily mean that they have Parkinson’s disease.
Here are some things to keep in mind if you or someone you know is experiencing tremors:
- Determine which parts of the body are affected.
Basic tremors mainly affect your hands, voice, and head. However, it might be a medical concern if it spreads to your legs, chin, and other parts of your body.
- Tremors can be passed down from generation to generation.
There is a risk that tremors could be passed on from one generation to the next.
- Figure out what causes the tremor.
Aside from having an illness, tremors can be triggered by other factors such as anxiety, fatigue, low blood sugar, excessive caffeine intake, and even medication.
- Keep track of the timing.
There’s a condition of what we call “active tremors” where it occurs while doing voluntary movements like trying to balance a heavy tray in your hands or while reaching something from a distance.
In the end, it’s unhelpful to assume someone has a disease just because they have tremors. The only way to know for sure if the symptoms are getting worse is to see a doctor.
For the best caregiver care for your loved ones, trust our skilled staff at Inspiration Home Health Care, LLC.