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At Prime Medical Associates, Dr. Arun Rajan is a board-certified, fellowship-trained neurologist who specializes in treating epilepsy. He sees children and adults from 9 years old and up. A neurologist diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system: the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles.
Epilepsy is a disorder that is caused by a surge of abnormal nerve signals in the brain. Repeated seizures are the main symptom of epilepsy. There are several different types of seizures.
In many cases, the cause of epilepsy is unknown. Epilepsy can run in families and may occur as a result of a genetic disorder or an acquired brain injury, such as a trauma or stroke.
Treatment for epilepsy involves medications, dietary changes, surgical procedures, or a combination of treatments to reduce and prevent seizures. With treatment, some people can become seizure-free.
Study after study demonstrates the importance of a good night’s sleep for optimal health and functioning. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society, adults need 7 hours of sleep per night. Skimping out on sleep can cause health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, weight gain and obesity, diabetes, stroke, depression, or a weakened immune system.
However, a 2016 Gallup poll reported that some 40% of adults fail to get 7 hours of sleep a night. Many times, inadequate sleep is the result of a sleep disorder, which can interrupt normal sleep patterns and compromise your health.
At Prime Medical Associates in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, Dr. Arun Rajan has extensive training and experience in sleep medicine. He can diagnose and treat a wide range of sleep disorders in children and adults age 11 and up.