What is the relationship between hand-foot tremor and stroke?

Hand-foot tremor:

The patient has involuntary tremor of hands and feet. In severe cases, the head and trunk also have tremor. There are no symptoms such as hand and foot failure and unclear language. It is called tremor paralysis, also known as Parkinson’s disease. The age of onset is mostly 50-60 years old, with more males than females, and the disease course is slowly progressive. Tremor occurs in the stationary phase, which is aggravated when excited. Tremor attack is mild during exercise or simple labor. Tremor at the distal end of the limb (the end of the hands and feet) is the most significant, and tremor of the fingers often appears as a pill.

At the same time, there is muscle tension enhancement, myotonia, and the chance of causing self movement is relatively reduced. The face often shows a “mask face” with lack of expression. When writing continuously, there is “too little writing syndrome”, it is difficult to walk and start, and the small step forward rush presents a “flustered gait”. The etiology of Parkinson’s disease is not completely understood yet, but it has no connection with stroke.

What is the relationship between hand-foot tremor and stroke
What is the relationship between hand-foot tremor and stroke

However, the tremor of hands and feet caused by arteriosclerosis, carbon monoxide poisoning, brain injury and encephalitis is called “Parkinson’s syndrome” in western medicine This syndrome is different from Parkinson’s disease. Its most important complication is arteriosclerosis, which is the main cause of stroke. Therefore, Parkinson’s syndrome can be complicated with stroke when it is not cured for a long time.

What are the treatment principles for Parkinson’s syndrome?

As previously mentioned, there is an important causal relationship between elderly Parkinson’s syndrome and arteriosclerosis. Therefore, treatment should address both controlling tremor attacks and improving cerebral arteriosclerosis. To control tremor attacks, Western medicine often uses levodopa, but its efficacy is not satisfactory, and levodopa has significant side effects. In recent years, many Chinese physicians have chosen traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture treatments with special effects for this disease, achieving better results. It is worth further studying. For treating cerebral arteriosclerosis, Western medications such as sodium alginate and aspirin can be used, but the course of treatment is long and difficult to see results in a short period.

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