Trembling of Fingers or Whole Body

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  • Shivering of fingers and body

  • Trembling fingers and body

  • Shaky fingers and/or hands

  • Tremor of the limbs

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

It describes the involuntary and rhythmic shaking movements in one or more parts of the fingers and body.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Trembling of fingers or whole body

Possible causes

  • Shuddering attacks

  • Adjustment disorder

    A psychological disorder, often with low mood and anxiety. It is triggered by a sudden change in life circumstances, e.g. divorce or losing a job.

  • Depression

    Depression is a psychiatric illness that causes low mood, decreased energy levels, and poor sleep. This causes problems with daily activities like schooling and working. As the condition worsens, patients may also think of commiting suicide. Although depression can be caused by stress and trauma, in many cases no clear cause is found.

  • Depressive
  • Hyperventilation syndrome . panic disorder
  • Subacute thyroiditis
  • Olive bridge cerebellar atrophy
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)

Related serious diseases

  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy is a neurological disorder where brain activity becomes abnormal. This can cause seizures of varying lengths of time and severity. Epilepsy can affect people of any age and may occur due to genetic disorders or brain injury such as stroke.

  • Alcohol poisoning

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have trembling in your fingers or whole body?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Do you feel any numbness or change in sensation?

  • Do you have any difficulty walking?

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