Kidney Disease Health Record Software
People with Kidney Disease should keep health records to closely monitor their condition and facilitate effective management. Kidney Disease can lead to various symptoms like fatigue, swelling, changes in urine output, and high blood pressure. By maintaining a health journal, individuals can track their daily symptoms, identify potential triggers such as certain foods or medications, and record any changes in medication dosages or treatment plans. Regular measuring of blood pressure, fluid intake, and urine output can provide valuable data for healthcare providers to assess kidney function.
Additionally, tracking lab tests, such as blood tests to monitor kidney function and electrolyte levels, can help detect any abnormalities and guide appropriate medical interventions. A health journal also enables individuals to keep a record of doctor visits, including discussions about symptoms and treatment adjustments, ensuring continuity of care.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
To manage my #Kidney_Disease, I will be more cautious about my sodium intake and try to limit foods high in salt at gatherings. I will also ensure I take my medications regularly and maintain adequate fluid intake as advised by my healthcare provider.
Today, I experienced mild #swelling in my ankles and felt more fatigued than usual. My urine output has been decreased, and there is a slight change in its color.
I attended a family gathering yesterday and may have consumed foods with higher #sodium content, which could be contributing to the swelling.
I took my prescribed medications, including a diuretic #Furosemide 20mg this morning to help with the swelling and a phosphate binder #Calcium_Acetate 667mg with meals as directed.
My #blood_pressure was 130/80 mmHg today. I consumed approximately 1.5 liters of fluid, including water and herbal tea, and my urine output was around 800ml.
I had blood work done last week to assess my kidney function, electrolyte levels, and #hemoglobin. I will receive the results at my upcoming nephrologist appointment.
I have an appointment with my nephrologist, #Dr.Johnson, in three days to discuss my recent symptoms and review my lab 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.