Asthma Health Record Software
People with asthma should keep health records to effectively manage their condition and enhance their asthma management plan. Maintaining a health journal allows individuals with asthma to track their symptoms, such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness, providing valuable insights into their lung function and disease control. Recording potential triggers, such as allergens, air pollution, cold weather, or exercise, can help individuals identify factors that worsen their asthma symptoms.
Additionally, tracking lung function measurements using a peak flow meter can provide information on their respiratory health and help recognize any decline or improvement. Monitoring medications, including quick-relief inhalers and long-term controller medications, ensures adherence to the prescribed treatment plan. Regularly recording lab test results, such as spirometry or allergy tests, can help healthcare providers assess asthma severity and make necessary adjustments to the treatment regimen.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
To prevent #asthma symptoms during colder weather, I will make sure to wear a scarf around my nose and mouth when outside. I'll also avoid walking close to areas with #smoke or strong odors. I plan to discuss these triggers and symptom management with my asthma specialist during my upcoming check-up.
Today, I experienced mild #shortness_of breath and wheezing after going for a brisk walk in the park. The weather was colder than usual, which seemed to trigger my asthma symptoms.
Cold #weather and exposure to pollen during my walk might have triggered my asthma symptoms. Additionally, I encountered some #smoke from nearby barbecues, which may have contributed to my airway irritation.
I used my quick-relief inhaler twice today to alleviate my shortness of breath and #wheezing.
I measured my #peak_flow before 596 and after 543 using my quick-relief inhaler, and the reading showed improvement after medication.
*These health records are not real, but compiled by Dr. Mike Stanton of the UCLA Health Center. The data that you put in Goopatient is totally private and stored only on your computer.