5 reasons your hands are shaking more than they should – Times of India

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5 reasons your hands are shaking more than they should – Times of India

TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Last updated on – Dec 7, 2019, 19:00 IST

01/6What causes shaky hands?

Our hands generally get shaky before an interview or an important event. It becomes nearly impossible to hold any object or to control the tremor. Well, trembling of hands is common when you are nervous or jubilant, but when this happens without any reason and more often than you like, it can be a matter of concern, especially because trembling of hands is also linked to Parkinson’s disease (a type of nerve disorder). But the tremors are not always due to a severe underlying health condition. Some other common things might also make your hands shaky. Here are 5 other potential reasons it might happen:

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02/6If you are sleep deprived

Sleep deprivation can not only make you irritated and angry, but can also increase your body’s usual tremor. Seven to eight hours of sleep is necessary for your brain to function properly. When you don’t get enough rest at night, your brain starts to malfunction. It is forced to work in a stressful condition, which interferes with the normal functioning of your body.

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03/6If you are consuming too much caffeine

Excess of caffeine intake can also affect your nervous system and make you feel jittery. The same thing happens when you consume too much tea or alcohol. Caffeine is also present in some over-the-counter drugs.

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04/6It can be due to side effect of some medication

Several medicines can make your hands unsteady. These drugs interfere with your central nervous system and muscles, which cause the tremor. Asthma, migraine, serotonin reuptake inhibitors are some of the culprit drugs.

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05/6If you are a chain smoker

Most people believe that smoking can reduce their stress levels, but it can also increase your anxiety. Cigarettes contain nicotine that gets into your bloodstream and makes your heart beat faster. This, in turn, makes you anxious and your hands start to shake.

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06/6If your diet lacks vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 plays an important role in keeping our central nervous system healthy and is essential to make DNA. So, if you do not eat meat or eggs, then your B12 level might be less. This can make your hands and legs shaky.

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