Professor of the Department of Nervous Diseases MMA. Olga Vorobyeva Sechenov told the LOOK at the newspaper, which could have caused Angela Merkel to re-attack violently during a reception with President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
One of the reasons for the emergence of an uncontrollable tremor in Merkel could be a violation of carbohydrate metabolism, namely an increase in blood sugar, Vorobieva said.
The second possible cause of this condition, according to the professor, could be a disruption in the work of the autonomic nervous system.
“During dehydration, the work of the autonomic nervous system can be disturbed and cause a transient heart rhythm disorder – uncontrolled tachycardia, which is often accompanied by pseudo-like hyperkinesis (an attack of uncontrolled tremor). A person drinks a glass of water, and the attack usually stopped,” the doctor explained.
In Parkinson’s disease, according to the professor, Merkel’s tremor is not similar.
The health status of the German Chancellor is unlikely to affect the performance of her duties significantly, the doctor said.
“She has already announced to everyone that she is leaving, so you can be calm. She is not going to go further,” Vorobyov said.
Recall, German Chancellor Angela Merkel experienced an attack of strong tremors during a reception at the President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
Earlier, Merkel became ill during a meeting with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky. On the published video, it is noticeable how the Chancellor is trying to stop shivering. The Chancellor explained her condition by dehydration.