Liver Disease Health Record Software
People with Liver Disease should keep health records to effectively manage their condition and facilitate communication with healthcare providers. Maintaining a health journal allows individuals to track symptoms such as fatigue, jaundice, abdominal pain, and changes in appetite, providing valuable insights for timely medical intervention. By recording potential triggers like alcohol consumption, specific foods, or medications, individuals can identify factors that may exacerbate their condition. Regularly measuring and documenting vital signs, such as blood pressure and heart rate, helps monitor overall health and detect any alarming changes.
Lab tests, including liver function tests and viral load tests, can be tracked to assess liver health and monitor the progress of the disease. Additionally, the health journal can be used to log medications, their dosages, and any side effects experienced. Furthermore, documenting doctor visits and their recommendations ensures continuity of care and empowers individuals to actively participate in their treatment plans.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
To manage my #Liver_Disease effectively, I will strictly adhere to my prescribed medications and avoid alcohol completely. I will continue to monitor my symptoms and report any concerning changes to Dr. Patel. My next appointment is scheduled in four weeks for further evaluation and assessment.
Today, I experienced moderate #fatigue, mild abdominal pain, and noticed a slight yellowing of my skin and eyes (jaundice).
I had a small glass of #wine with dinner last night, which may have contributed to the increased fatigue and worsening of jaundice.
I took my prescribed medications this morning, including Ursodeoxycholic acid (300mg) and #Propranolol (20mg) to manage my #Liver_Disease and portal #hypertension.
My #blood_pressure was 130/85 mmHg, and my heart rate was 80 beats per minute during the morning check.
I had my #liver function tests and viral load test done last week. The liver function tests showed elevated liver enzymes, and the viral load test confirmed the presence of #Hepatitis_C.
I had a follow-up appointment with my gastroenterologist, #Dr.Patel, today. We discussed the recent lab results and decided to monitor my liver function more frequently. Dr. Patel also recommended abstaining from alcohol completely to reduce strain on my liver.
*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.