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A stroke happens when blood stops flowing to any part of your brain, damaging brain cells. The effects of a stroke depend on the part of the brain that was damaged and the amount of damage done. Let us remember that stroke is absolutely a medical emergency.

Symptoms of stroke typically occur on one side of the body and come on suddenly. With a transient ischemic attack (sometimes called a mini-stroke) the symptoms appear and may go away on their own. In any case, it is essential to get the affected person to a nearby emergency department of any hospital as soon as possible to enable prompt treatment. Other possible signs and symptoms of stroke include the sudden onset of:

  1. Weakness or paralysis of any part of the body.

  2. Numbness or a "pins and needles" sensation anywhere in the body.

  3. Difficulty walking 

  4. Loss of balance or coordination

  5. Blurred Vision 

  6. Dizziness 

  7. Severe Headache

  8. Confusion

  9. Slurred speech

  10. Behavioral changes

  11. Muscle stiffness

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Shaky hands are commonly referred to as a hand tremor. A hand tremor isn’t life-threatening, but it can make daily tasks difficult. It can also be an early warning sign of some neurological and degenerative conditions. You should speak with your doctor if you experience hand tremors. 

Many people associate shaky hands with Parkinson's disease, but the most common cause of shaking hands is actually essential tremor.  It is a nervous system (neurological) disorder that causes involuntary and rhythmic shaking. It can affect almost any part of your body, but the trembling occurs most often in your hands — especially when you do simple tasks, such as drinking from a glass or tying shoelaces.

Common signs and symptoms are as follows:

  • Begin gradually, usually on one side of the body

  • Worsen with movement

  • Usually occur in the hands first, affecting one hand or both hands

  • May be aggravated by emotional stress, fatigue or caffeine

Essential tremor isn't life-threatening, bu...

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