Millions of people suffer from tremors as a result of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. Many people do not fully understand or appreciate movement disorders and symptoms that accompany them. It can be extremely difficult for people suffering from tremors to accomplish day to day activities that most of us take for granted.
Tremors can occur in almost any part of the body at any time. Most people experience tremors on a minor scale while falling asleep or sitting still, as the muscles in the body involuntarily contract, or spasm. On the other hand, tremors, such as dystonic and essential tremors, can become severe and make the simplest tasks frustrating and complicated.
Tremors Get in the Way
Because tremors occur involuntarily at any time for many suffering from movement disorders, activities such as eating, drinking and walking become a challenge. Tremors that affect the hands can keep sufferers from properly holding a pencil and writing a letter; prevent them from putting food to their lips; and can become a hassle when walking down the sidewalk. Many sufferers might find that a glass of water will suddenly slip from their hands and they can no longer function without shaking.
Movement disorder sufferers often find that tremors worsen with movement; however, most tremors continue in some degree even while they are attempting to sit still and sleep. This constant movement makes tremor sufferers feel exhausted and weak, because the movement takes vast amounts of energy from the body. Many have said that they are used to being soaked in sweat from their movements and have a difficult time getting through the day without taking as much of a break as possible.
Suffering from tremors as a result of a movement disorder makes living life extremely difficult, leaving many to feel worn out and even self-conscious about their symptoms. If you are suffering from a movement disorder involving tremors, such as Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Winber online or call (303) 691-0267 today at the Craniofacial Diagnostic Center in Denver to learn about available treatment options for your symptoms. Rid yourself of tremors and live a more relaxed life.