Crohn’s Disease Health Record Software
People with Crohn's Disease should keep health records to effectively manage their condition and track the unpredictable nature of the disease. Maintaining a health journal allows individuals with Crohn's Disease to track symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, fatigue, or weight loss, providing insights into the pattern and severity of flare-ups. Recording potential triggers, such as certain foods, stress, or specific activities, can help identify factors that worsen their symptoms or lead to disease exacerbations. Additionally, tracking measurements like bowel movements, stool consistency, or body weight can provide valuable information on the disease's impact on their digestive health.
Monitoring prescribed medications, including immunosuppressants, anti-inflammatory drugs, or symptom relief medications, can ensure proper adherence to the treatment plan. Regularly documenting doctor visits, endoscopy results, and the outcomes of any lab tests or procedures can also help individuals communicate effectively with healthcare providers, ensuring timely adjustments to their Crohn's Disease management and addressing any complications promptly.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
To manage my symptoms, I will practice stress-reduction techniques and ensure I maintain a balanced #diet. I will also stay hydrated and get enough rest to support my digestive health.
Today, I experienced moderate #abdominal_pain and had three loose bowel movements with visible blood. I felt fatigued throughout the day and noticed a slight decrease in appetite.
I suspect my symptoms might have been triggered by #stress as I had an important presentation at work yesterday.
I took my prescribed corticosteroid medication #Infliximab 500mg this morning to manage inflammation.
I monitored the number of bowel movements and recorded the presence of #blood_in stool.
I have scheduled a follow-up appointment with my gastroenterologist #Dr.Brown next week to discuss my recent symptoms and review my treatment plan.
*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.