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    Parkinson's Disease and Tremors - Topic Overview

    The tremor of Parkinson's disease is not always severe, but it may affect many of your daily activities.

    To help control tremor in your hand or arm when you are trying to use the hand, press the affected elbow against your body to stabilize your upper arm and then perform the movement. Wearing a rigid brace across a joint or putting a little weight on the hand may help to reduce tremor and restore control. Caffeine can make tremor worse, so reducing the amount of tea, coffee, or cola you drink may make tremor less obvious.

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    If your tremor is severe or it affects your day-to-day functioning, medicine or, eventually, deep brain stimulation may be needed.

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    Last Updated: March 12, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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