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Can multiple sclerosis (MS) cause shaky hands?

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Multiple sclerosis, which targets your immune system, brain, nerves, and spinal cord, can also make your hands shake. You're most likely to have a tremor in your hand or foot. MS can cause a variety of tremors. The most common, like essential tremors, happen when you're already moving.

From: Why Are My Hands Shaky? WebMD Medical Reference

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Louis, E. , published online Aug. 21, 2008. Neuroepidemiology

Mayo Clinic: “Essential Tremor.”

National Library of Medicine Genetics Home Reference: “What is a gene mutation and how do mutations occur?”

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Definition of MS,” “Tremor.”

Columbia University department of neurology: “New Research Says Essential Tremor May Be a Whole Family of Diseases.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “What is Essential Tremor?”

Parkinson’s Disease Foundation: “Primary Motor Symptoms,” “Progression,” “Statistics on Parkinson’s.”

Trevisan, L. , 1998. Alcohol Health & Research World

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “Tremor Fact Sheet.”

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: “Vitamin B12.”

EndocrineWeb: “Hyperthyroidism Overview: Overactive Thyroid Makes Too Much Thyroid Hormone.”

National Institutes of Health: "Thyroid Diseases."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on September 27, 2017

SOURCES:

Louis, E. , published online Aug. 21, 2008. Neuroepidemiology

Mayo Clinic: “Essential Tremor.”

National Library of Medicine Genetics Home Reference: “What is a gene mutation and how do mutations occur?”

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Definition of MS,” “Tremor.”

Columbia University department of neurology: “New Research Says Essential Tremor May Be a Whole Family of Diseases.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “What is Essential Tremor?”

Parkinson’s Disease Foundation: “Primary Motor Symptoms,” “Progression,” “Statistics on Parkinson’s.”

Trevisan, L. , 1998. Alcohol Health & Research World

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “Tremor Fact Sheet.”

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: “Vitamin B12.”

EndocrineWeb: “Hyperthyroidism Overview: Overactive Thyroid Makes Too Much Thyroid Hormone.”

National Institutes of Health: "Thyroid Diseases."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on September 27, 2017

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