Vertigo Health Record Software
People with Vertigo should keep health records to monitor the frequency, intensity, and duration of their vertigo episodes and identify potential triggers. Recording symptoms such as dizziness, spinning sensation, nausea, and balance problems can help in understanding the pattern of vertigo. Tracking triggers like sudden head movements, specific positions, stress, or certain medications can aid in avoiding potential exacerbating factors.
Regular measurings of blood pressure, heart rate, and balance performance can be beneficial to assess any changes in health status. Lab tests and diagnostic procedures, such as blood tests, vestibular function tests, and imaging scans, are essential to determine the underlying cause of vertigo. Keeping records of prescribed medications, their dosages, and any side effects experienced can assist in managing vertigo effectively. Additionally, documenting doctor visits and treatment plans helps ensure proper follow-up care and adjustment of treatment as needed.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
Practiced caution while changing head positions today and avoided sudden movements to prevent triggering more #vertigo episodes. Maintained a well-hydrated and balanced diet throughout the day.
Experienced a sudden episode of vertigo upon waking up this morning. Felt intense dizziness and spinning sensation that lasted for about 30 seconds, followed by a lingering sense of unsteadiness throughout the day. Mild #nausea observed during the vertigo episode.
Noted that the #vertigo was triggered by a quick change in head position while getting out of bed.
#Blood_pressure and heart rate measured this morning - both within the normal range. Observed a slight imbalance during the balance performance test at home.
Had an appointment with an ENT specialist #Dr.Brown to discuss the vertigo symptoms and explore potential causes and treatment options.
*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.