Cirrhosis Health Record Software
People with cirrhosis should keep health records to actively manage their condition and monitor their liver health closely. Maintaining a health journal allows individuals with cirrhosis to track symptoms such as fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice, or changes in appetite and weight, providing insights into the progression of the liver disease. Recording potential triggers, such as alcohol consumption or specific medications, can help identify factors that worsen their symptoms or affect their liver function. Additionally, tracking lab test results, such as liver function tests, bilirubin levels, or imaging scans, can provide valuable information on the severity of cirrhosis and any potential complications.
Monitoring medications, including prescribed treatments to manage symptoms or address underlying liver conditions, can ensure proper adherence to the treatment plan. Regularly documenting doctor visits, follow-up appointments with hepatologists, and any recommended procedures can also help individuals stay on top of their cirrhosis management and communicate effectively with healthcare providers for optimal liver health.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
To address my #abdominal_discomfort, I will avoid taking over-the-counter pain relievers without consulting my hepatologist first. I will also ensure I am well-hydrated and follow a balanced #diet to support my liver health.
Today, I experienced persistent #fatigue and mild abdominal discomfort. I noticed a slight yellowing of my skin and eyes, indicating jaundice.
I suspect my recent intake of a pain reliever #Kaopectate 260mg might have contributed to my abdominal discomfort. Additionally, my fatigue could be related to my cirrhosis condition.
I took my prescribed diuretic medication #Bumetanide 1mg this morning to manage fluid retention.
I had a scheduled liver #function_test today to monitor my liver health.
I monitored my body #weight 84kg, and there was no significant change from my last measurement.
I had a follow-up appointment with my hepatologist #Dr.Brown today to discuss my symptoms and review the liver function test results.
*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.