Harvard Men's Health Watch

On call: What causes shaky hands?

The most common form of hand shakiness is known as essential tremor. Its exact cause is uncertain, but it is more common with aging and may be inheritable. Medication can help relieve tremors from Parkinson's disease or essential tremor.

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