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Dr. Olav Jaren

Neurology
Tecumseh, MI
21 years experience male

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Dr. Jaren is a neurologist licensed in Michigan. HealthTap virtual visits with Dr. Jaren are a good way to get neurology service of many kinds. These can be used for obtaining a second opinion, discussing issues of a routine return visit, obtaining a medicine refill, or discussing symptoms of a tremor, memory complaint, headache or numbness. Since we do not order tests on HealthTap, a virtual visit is not a substitute for a formal office consultation.

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Neurology

Licenses

United States: California, Michigan, Washington

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1.4K Answers
434 Agrees
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
No worries: Most cases of this rare condition occur in menopausal women. Although emotional stress is a factor, pre-existing coronary artery disease is required.... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Sounds like the flu: The flu virus often causes aching throughout and fatigue. A stiff neck can be a concerning sign of meningitis, fatigue, or just a viral infection. N... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Not normal: No, that is not normal. It may be that other drugs were in these. What were the hangover symptoms? Do you use these often? If you used these once,... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Visual aura: Visual auras are normally associated with migraine headaches, and are not a common symptom of brain tumors. A seizure is a common first symptom of a ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Brain MRI: Normally a brain MRI helps to measure if there are any anatomical abnormalities that can be treated with surgery. More important however is whether t... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Think test will be +: I think your screening test will show amphetamines on the 21st, if it is a urine drug test screen.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
What's diagnosis?: It would help to discuss the diagnosis first. If you have low blood pressure, your heart rate may simply be trying to adapt. If you used something t... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Another dose: Yes, unless you have a history of ibuprofen or NSAID overuse, or stomach irritation from these medicines, you can take ibuprofen. The effects of thes... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Maybe important: A CT scan is a good first evaluation, but the details it can provide may be limited. Your doctors probably asked your sister to have an MRI study, ba... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Safer than u think: Normally a lipoma is not connected to a nerve, but it may compress one. These are not dangerous, there are no nerves there that are likely to be seri... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Blepharospasm: There are muscle fibers that surround the eye which can do this. Most cases are benign and do not last very long. Feel free to ask other questions o... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Arm swing: Reduced arm swing may be caused by muscle soreness, problems with the shoulder joint, muscle rigidity (cerebral palsy, Parkinsons, MS, stroke, etc.), ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Tension HA Tx: This medicine is effective for major depressive disorder. Sometimes people with chronic pain can have mood disorder symptoms, and it is felt that med... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
HD brain changes: At first, no differences are visible. Differences develop over years. In Huntingtons disease, the brain tends to become smaller in volume and mass. ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Related?: Is the nerve damage in your neck related to the symptoms in the finger? That is one question to answer. It may not be related. If there is a lot of... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Diagnose plexus inj: To diagnose a plexus injury you would also want to have biceps weakness, biceps reflex suppression, normal triceps strength and reflex, and a needle E... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Tingling FX: Topamax (topiramate) often causes a feeling of tingling. At this dose the rate is about 18% of all patients. It is normal for this to be worse when ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Partly ulnar nerve: The leg symptoms could not be caused by an ulnar nerve condition, but the finger symptoms could be. You may wish to have nerve conduction testing to ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Brain injuries & MRI: Some brain injuries show on MRI, like contusion, bleeding, etc. Not all injuries show on an MRI. Concussion may appear as no injury on MRI.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
No symptoms: If you have no symptoms, such as headache, dizziness, loss of consciousness, nausea, etc., the injury may not be that bad. Other important factors ar... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Hard to tell: The best way to tell would be either having an EEG while you have the symptoms, or having a headache or a seizure after the symptoms. But if these sy... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Seizure safety: Some seizures are accidents waiting to happen. In order to promote safety, people with seizures should not drive (it's the law), they should not use ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
It would help to...: ....measure your temperature, blood pressure, pulse, check blood cell and electrolyte levels, and consider if you have used any medicines or drugs, or... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Not very common: Myasthenia gravis is not a very common illness. Of every 10000 people, you may be able identify about 1-2. There are several thousand cases in the U... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Mix of symptoms: This is a difficult mixture of symptoms. Could be that your stomach is bothering you, that you have a migraine, or many other causes. More informati... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Restless legs: If you have restless legs, it may help you to use iron supplements with vitamin C, or to use a medicine that contains dopamine, such as pramipexole or... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Propranolol and ?: Those symptoms could be a tension headache. Propranolol is sometimes used for the prevention of migraine headaches, These are different. Some peopl... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Nerve disease: The best answer is neurological diseases. These affect the nerves of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. There are special names for the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
May be a neurologist: The answer to your question depends on what you mean. What symptoms are you referring to? Have you made a diagnosis already? It is best to start wi... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
More to know: The answer depends on the cause. How many seizures has your brother had? How old is he? How long has he had these? Has he needed to take many kind... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
What happens w strok: When the paramedics arrive, they will take the vital signs, check the blood glucose, obtain a brief history, get a list of medications, and make sure ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Maybe ulnar neuropat: Ulnar neuropathy is a condition that can cause numbness or tingling in the hand, especially the pinky (5th) finger. It is commonly caused by compress... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Long lasting headach: A migraine or a tension headache can last this long. There are a couple other causes too. Migraine headaches tend to be associated with light sensit... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Adult onset tremor: Does it occur when your hand is resting in your lap, or when you hold it up? Is there any tremor on the other side? In either case, it would help to... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Are you taking them?: If the urine test is negative, are you taking the medicines? If you are not taking the medicines, perhaps it is time to move on. If you are taking t... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Is this new?: It would help to know if this problem is new or not. It is possible that some problem with a lower level nerve is causing the feeling in your gluteal... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Could be the flu: A lot of people are having flu seasons this time of year. It could be a flu virus infection.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Try the Mayo clinic: The Mayo clinic is a world wide expert in this subject, and they have many helpful resources for evaluating this kind of problem.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
No- it will not: Sleepiness should not interfere with your eye exam tests. Good luck!
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Be careful: It may be that you have a lower blood pressure, but this should not put your baby at risk. An accident, such as falling, would be bad. Try the fluid... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Tension headache: A tension headache feels like pressure, like a band around the head, or discomfort at the top of the neck. It is long-lasting, continuous, and it may... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
No overlap: Migraines are a common condition, and there is not very much in common with migraines and epilepsy or seizures. Some people may have both, but one do... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Prob not MSA: Yes, people at age 36 have MSA sometimes, and illness like it. Normally memory issues and muscle pain are not their symptoms. They tend to have atax... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Meniere's disease: Sometimes symptoms of Meniere's disease are difficult to treat, These are some of treatments that help some people: 1) dietary salt restriction 2) ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Drug side FX: There are certain drugs that may cause parkinsons symptoms. These include reglan, haloperidol, antipsychotics, and sometimes phenergan (promethazine)... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
MRI test can show: If you have neuropathy, the MRI tests will be normal. Neuropathy is determined with nerve conduction tests (sometimes called EMG). There are many ca... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
MS symptoms?: Leg heaviness can be related to MS, if the MS caused leg weakness once, sometimes the adaptation is to develop increased muscle tone, which can feel l... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Uncertain it is you: Yes, sciatica can occur in both legs. It is not certain this is your diagnosis, all we know is that you have pain in both legs and your chiropractor ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Not recommended: Why not eat healthy food every day? Healthy food every day, at a rate of calorie stores appropriate for you, would be best. There is not much valu... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Could be side effect: Depakote does not cause memory loss but it can make some people feel sleepy or inattentive. These effects tend to improve after taking it for a coupl... Read More
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Impressed by answers which convey an expanded perspective regarding complex clinical issues, providing doctor education, and patient understanding. These approaches reify the value of Dr Jaren's cont...Read More
Dr. Jaren gives intelligent, thoughtful and easy to understand answers. He's a great resource, especially for Neurologic questions.
Based upon the materials presented, Dr. Jaren has reputable training and experience
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you fo reassuring me about ALS. Breathing issues getting worst -Chiari, CFS blood flow issues, other Heat intoler/mast cell activation disorder
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. It's lateral, not posterior. Never had before, ever. sudden onset, no relief yet. Healthy, fit, strong otherwise. New this week, headaches
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks so much! that is what I was thinking but my mom has been tired since beginning it (also a busy time in her life). I didn't think it was relat

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, IA
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HEALTH SYSTEM
Completed 2006

Awards

HealthTap Prime
Top Doctor, First Place, Traverse City Region - Summer
2014
Top Neurologist , First Place, Michigan - Summer
2014

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