Oyinkansola Kolawole, MD

Dr. Oyinkan Ogundimu is a graduate of medicine and surgery. She migrated to the United States to pursue her dream of caring for patients, her passion in life is to help people in all the ways she can including breaking down difficult to understand medical facts into simple and fun bits of information.

Tight Lower Back: Causes, Treatment and Stretches

Tight lower back

The lower back is medically described as the lumbar region. This region is made up of 5 lumbar vertebrae (spine bones) and it is stabilized by muscles and ligaments. Sometimes, it could feel tight with some associated symptoms like pain, muscle spasms, and stiffness. What Causes Lower Back Tightness 1. Prolonged Sitting Sitting for long …

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Black Stool: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

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Black stools aren’t always a health problem. Sometimes it’s caused by your diet, supplements, and medication. Other times, it can be due to health conditions like bleeding from the digestive system. It’s good to report it to your doctor to be sure what exactly is causing it. Causes Of Black Stool 1. Dark Foods Foods …

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10 Stretches For Lower Back Pain Relief

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Lower back pain is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading reason for missed work. About 80% of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. It can be annoying and can affect your daily activities. However, there are stretches you can do anywhere to help relieve it and prevent …

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Best Lower Chest Workouts You Should Try

Lower Chest Workout

When it comes to working out, one of the most important parts that you might want to care about is your lower chest. In this post, we will get to discuss awesome lower chest workout routines for you to build strong and powerful muscles, you can even do some of these exercises at home. 6 …

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Swollen Gums Around One Tooth: Causes and Treatment

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Your gums can become swollen for a number of reasons but not all of them would require an immediate trip to the dentist’s office. Although it is usually not an emergency, swollen gums could mean that something is wrong that needs professional care. Early treatment is the best way to prevent its advancement to other serious …

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Sore Gums: Causes, Treatment and Home Remedies

Sore gums

Sore gums can be very uncomfortable. While it goes away spontaneously most times, it can also be a sign of early gum disease. Causes Of Sore Gums 1. Improper Brushing Technique Brushing too hard or using a hard textured toothbrush can cause sore gums. This is noticed during or after brushing. Also, brushing using a …

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Gum Boil: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

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A boil is a collection of pus that can occur anywhere from your scalp to your feet. Developing a boil in your gum can be painful and uncomfortable. A gum boil is not normal and is usually the sign of an infection. It is the exit point through which the pus gathered from the underlying …

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Smoking After Tooth Extraction: What You Should Know

Smoking after tooth extraction

If you’ve just had a tooth extraction and you are a smoker, you may be wondering if and when it is advisable to start smoking after the procedure. However, it is essential to know that smoking immediately after tooth extraction can significantly increase your healing time. What Will Happen If I Smoke After Tooth Extraction? …

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Zoloft and Alcohol: Interactions, Dangers and Effects

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Generally, for people taking antidepressants, drinking alcohol is not recommended. It interacts with a number of medications,  significantly altering their effects in the body, leading to potentially fatal consequences. Alcohol itself can worsen the symptoms of depression. Zoloft is a brand of the generic drug, Sertraline. It belongs to the class of antidepressants known as …

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Extensor Tendonitis In Foot: Causes and Treatment

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Extensor Tendonitis is the inflammation of the tendons of the muscles that extend the foot. These muscles are found at the top of the foot. The extensor muscles are very important in helping us walk and because of the work they do, they can become irritated and inflamed. They are also prone to injuries because …

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Bumps On Back Of Tongue: Causes and Treatment

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Bumps on the tongue could be normal as the tongue has naturally occurring tiny elevations called papillae. Other times, they may require further investigation and might be an indication of a condition. In this article, we’ll be explaining the different causes, treatment options and when to see a doctor. What Can Cause It? 1. Lingual …

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Bruised Heel: Causes, Treatment And Recovery Time

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The heel is very important in standing, walking and running. The major bone in the heel is the calcaneal bone, it is the biggest bone in the foot and plays a major role in walking and weight-bearing. This bone has a protective shock-absorbing fat pad that is found directly under it. A bruised heel occurs …

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Cymbalta Withdrawal Symptoms and How to Ease Them

Cymbalta withdrawal

Cymbalta is the brand name of the prescription medication Duloxetine. It belongs to the class of medication known as Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs). It is used in the treatment of neuropathic pain, generalized anxiety disorders, major depressive disorder, and chronic pain. Most antidepressants can cause withdrawal symptoms– physical and mental symptoms that result when you …

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Shoulder Impingement Exercises For Pain Relief

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Shoulder impingement occurs when the rotator cuff muscles tendons get inflamed or are pressed on by surrounding structures. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that keep the head of your upper arm bone firmly in the shoulder’s socket. The shoulder is a very mobile joint, so an impingement can cause a considerable amount …

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How Long Does A Sprained Ankle Take To Heal?

How long does a sprained ankle take to heal

A sprained ankle is an injury to the ligaments that stabilize the ankle. These ligaments connect the different bones in the joint to each other. Ankle Sprain Healing Timeline The recovery time of an ankle sprain is dependent on the severity of the injury. Grade 1 Injury In a grade 1 ligament injury, the ligaments …

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Mucus in Stool: Possible Causes and Treatment

Mucus is a sticky, slimy, jelly-like fluid that is normally produced by our bodies. If you notice a small amount of mucus in your poop, it usually isn’t something to be worried about. However, if you begin to notice a significant amount of mucus in your stool, it could signify a possible problem. What Causes …

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Lexapro Withdrawal: Symptoms, Timeline and Treatment

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Lexapro is a brand of the medication Escitalopram (pronounced Es-Sye-TAL-Oh-Pram). It is an antidepressant that belongs to a class of medication known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs). One of the downsides of treatment with antidepressants is having to deal with the symptoms that come from quitting the medication. All antidepressants come with unwanted effects …

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Is Gabapentin Addictive?

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Gabapentin is a prescription medication that belongs to the class of anticonvulsants, used in the treatment of epileptic seizures. It is also used in the treatment of neuropathic pain (nerve pain), and to prevent migraine in some patients. Is Gabapentin Addictive? Gabapentin is not considered to be addictive. While it may not get you addicted, …

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Sprained Foot: Symptoms, Causes And Treatment

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A sprained foot is an injury to any of the ligaments in the foot. These injuries could be an overstretching, a partial or full tear of the ligaments in the foot. What Causes It? Wearing the wrong shoes to carry out activities may sprain ligaments in the foot or weaken the ligaments in the foot. …

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Can You Drink Alcohol While Taking Prednisone?

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Prednisone is a synthetic steroid hormone, that is, it is formulated in the laboratory to mimic and enhance the action of natural hormones in the body called Glucocorticoids. Prednisone helps to reduce inflammation and can in the process, lower immunity. Other medications that belong to the same class as prednisone are Beclomethasone, Dexamethasone, and Hydrocortisone. …

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Shoulder Popping, Clicking And Cracking: Is It Serious?

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The shoulder is one of the most mobile joints in the body with a lot of structures around it. It is also the most unstable joint of the body because of its high mobility. What Can Cause Shoulder Popping? 1. Moving Tendons Tendons join muscles to bones. After staying in a position for a long …

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Grade 1 Anterolisthesis: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

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Anterolisthesis is a condition that affects the vertebral column. It involves an alteration to the normal alignment of the spinal bones which can be caused by a lot of factors. Anterolisthesis is formed from two words, Ante and listhesis. Ante means “forward or front” while listhesis means “sliding down”. Therefore, anterolisthesis is the forward movement of vertebrae from …

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Why Am I So Tired And Sleepy All The Time?

There are many things can lead to you being tired and sleepy all the time. Not all of them are medical conditions. Sometimes, it’s caused by certain lifestyle choices. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the medical and non-medical reasons that may be causing tiredness. Tiredness and sleepiness are the body’s natural response when …

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How To Fix Your Sleep Schedule

Sleep is a very important part of our lives. We need adequate sleep to function properly. During sleep, our bodies try to get their all-important rest, providing a much needed ‘restart’ for us to carry out our next conscious tasks and activities. Unfortunately, many people aren’t getting enough sleep, 30% of adults have insomnia. In …

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