Parkinson's disease Health Record Software
Maintaining health records is essential for individuals with Parkinson's disease to effectively manage their condition and enhance their quality of life. Parkinson's disease symptoms can vary and progress over time, so keeping a health journal helps track any changes in motor symptoms, such as tremors, rigidity, bradykinesia, and balance issues. Monitoring potential triggers, like stress or lack of sleep, can provide valuable insights into symptom exacerbation.
Recording medication dosages and timings, along with any side effects, aids in ensuring proper medication management. Regularly noting the results of lab tests, such as blood counts and dopamine levels, helps healthcare providers assess disease progression and treatment efficacy. Furthermore, the health journal can document doctor visits, including discussions with neurologists, therapists, and other specialists, facilitating better communication and collaboration in the management of Parkinson's disease.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
Engaged in stretching exercises and mindfulness #meditation to manage #stress levels; will prioritize rest and relaxation to minimize fatigue and monitor symptom changes.
Experienced slight #tremor in the right hand during morning routine; experienced difficulty with balance when walking to the park in the afternoon.
Noted that #fatigue from yesterday's busy schedule might have contributed to increased tremors and balance issues today.
Took levodopa-carbidopa medication #Carbidopa 25mg as prescribed by neurologist, no significant side effects observed.
Recent #dopamine level test results received, dopamine levels within the target range, discussed results with neurologist during last visit
Monitored #heart_rate 78 and #blood_pressure 130/90 during morning and evening, both within normal range.
Visited #Dr.Brown discussed symptom progression and medication adjustments, scheduled follow-up visit for August 15, 2023.
*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.