Reese Hofman, Author at Symptoms Check

Reese Hofman

  • dabigatran, afib, blood thinners, anticoagulants

    A-Fib Anticoagulant: Dabigatran

    Atrial fibrillation (afib) is a heart-related illness that causes irregular and rapid beating of the heart. If a person regularly suffers from afib, he or she will have a higher risk of stroke, heart failure, and dementia. What’s scary about this condition is that when it occurs, it usually...
  • gout, gout symptoms

    Understanding Gout

    Gout is an extreme and complicated type of inflammatory arthritis. Although it often occurs in only a single joint at a time, it is exceedingly painful and may flare up in multiple spots at once. The extremities contain the most commonly affected joints, including the toes, ankles, knees, elbows, wrists,...
  • Fitness trends, motivational fitness, workout Motivational Fitness Trends

    Motivational Fitness Trends

    The fitness craze started many years ago and has, indeed, had a major revival in recent years. Nowadays, it is more common to visit a fitness center than to avoid one. They are not just for the young and hip anymore; people of all ages are flocking to the...
  • Epilepsy Symptoms and Causes,seizures, epilepsy, seizure medications

    Epilepsy Causes: Seizures During Pregnancy

    Will Maternal Epilepsy or the Required Seizure Medications Cause Harm to a Growing Fetus? Being pregnant is a time of great anticipation, but it is also a time that is fraught with a lot of anxiety. If you are an epileptic, pregnancy can be a precarious time. Epilepsy and...
  • paleo diet, paleo recipes, Paleo Nachos

    Paleo Nachos

    Nachos are the classic mid-day snack to keep you sane before dinner or a great spread to put out while watching the game. Finally, this paleo-inspired rendition replaces the traditional corn-based, salt covered tortilla chips with homemade sweet potato chips! Still loaded with toppings and fun flavors, we transform...
  • Kale Chips and Paleo Garlic Aioli, paleo diet, paleo recipes,

    Kale Chips and Paleo Garlic Aioli

    Adopting a Paleo lifestyle is a healthy change, yet consequently, it can become difficult to find foods which follow the guidelines of the diet. We know how hard it can be to discover snack foods that not only adhere to your Paleo diet but also are both tasty and...
  • type 2 diabetes, blood sugar control, diabetes risk factor

    How Ethnicity Can Be a Diabetes Risk Factor

    Millions of Americans suffer from diabetes. However, those from minority populations are at a greater risk for contracting the disease and experience its complications. Your ethnicity may be a diabetes risk factor as different genetic makeups influence how the condition affects the body.  This article further explores these disparities...
  • stage IV breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer, stage 4 breast cancer, stage 4 breast cancer symptoms

    Living with Stage IV Breast Cancer

    Being diagnosed with any kind of cancer is devastating. It gets worse if the diagnosis for an extremely advanced form of cancer. One such type of cancer is metastatic breast cancer, i.e. stage IV breast cancer. This type of cancer usually spreads to other parts of the body besides...
  • Breakfast Casserole in a Mug, Paleo Diet, Paleo Recipes

    Paleo Breakfast Casserole in a Mug

    First of all, if you love breakfast food in any form and shape, you will love this recipe. This paleo breakfast casserole is somehow both traditional and innovative in one small and scrumptious package.  Get everything you love about breakfast into one mug of deliciousness. This paleo breakfast casserole...
  • gestational diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 2 diabetes symptoms

    Could Gestational Diabetes Lead to Type 2?

    Some women may develop glucose intolerance due to hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy and get gestational diabetes. According to various studies, 4% of pregnant women are diagnosed with this type of diabetes. In most cases, these women were not even diabetic before their pregnancy. The good part is, gestational diabetes typically...
  • Type 2 diabetes, type 2 diabetes symptoms, blood sugar levels

    How Type 2 Diabetes Affects Sexual Health

    Most people assume that sex always takes a backseat for people with serious illnesses, but they assume wrong. Regardless of what medical problems a person might be facing, sexual expression and sexuality often rank high in determining their quality of life. This is especially true for people with type...
  • 6 Telling Signs & Symptoms of Kidney Failure

    Before we begin, it’s important to distinguish chronic kidney failure from acute kidney failure – even though the two tend to get mixed up quite often. In general, acute kidney failure develops at a rather rapid pace. Whereas chronic kidney disease takes place and develops at a very slow...