Download these useful apps for monitoring your health
Most people will love to know everything about their health conditions and symptoms of ill-health as well as consult a qualified medical doctor from the comfort of their homes. Below are a few useful apps that can enable them to do this:
Amwell: Live doctor visit now
With this app, any medical provider is available at your fingertips. Amwell: Live doctor visit now lets you see a doctor via a video call anytime you and your family need medical consultation. Open the app, a few taps on the screen, pick a specialty and a provider, and get face-to-face consultation in seconds.
If you suffer from occasional shoulder pain or headaches that come out of nowhere, Symple app can help you track those times when you experience surprising symptoms. The app lets you track up to 10 symptoms at once, take four photos per day, and record medications, exercise, and other factors that influence how you feel. Upgrading to Symple Complete allows you unlimited symptom tracking and photos, the ability to create daily journal entries, and graphs that track your progress over time among other additional features.
The app also has an easy export option, so once you’ve gathered enough information you can pass it along to your doctor to review.
When you need reliable information about a certain medication, consult the Drugs.com app.
Personalise your own drug list to keep track of what medications you’re taking and receive relevant medical information. Use the search tool to browse through the extensive drug database. You can also identify unknown pills by entering their imprint, shape, or colour on the search bar.
With the KidsDoc app, parents can find information on how best to respond to their children’s needs, whether it’s a bloody nose or a bee sting.
According towww.thehealthsite.com, the app’s advice comes from the clinical protocols used by paediatricians and nurses in 10,000 practices and 400 nurse call centres in the United States and Canada.
My diet coach
When you take on the challenge of a new weight loss plan, it’s easy to get discouraged at first. But with this app on your device, you will get the motivation you need.
Upload photos and notes that inspire you, reminders about what you want to eat and avoid, and weight loss and fitness goals. You can even keep a food and exercise journal.
Lumosity is a training programme designed by neurologists to work out your brain and improve your cognitive abilities. The Lumosity app uses a series of fun and challenging games to exercise different parts of your body. Also, you can customise your experience and track progress on your brain profile.
Many of us spend a lot of time sitting down at home watching TV, on our laptops, or at work. As a result, our bodies usually don’t get the exercise they need. With the Moves app, however, you can track the distance you travel by bicycle or foot each day.
Your journey will appear onscreen as a storyline, and the routes you’ve chosen to get from place to place will be highlighted on a map. Perhaps most importantly, the app tells you the steps you’ve taken and calories you’ve eaten, so you can chart your progress daily.
iTriage is a medical dictionary that not only allows you to search symptoms and find potential causes, it suggests treatments and qualified facilities and doctors.
It also includes numbers for emergency hotlines and doctor and nurse advice lines, so you can be connected easily to a real person who will give you feedback on your condition.
When you need answers from a doctor, skip the waiting room and open HealthTap. Get your questions answered by over 68,000 real doctors in 137 specialties who contribute to discussions. This app has everything, from daily health tips to a doctors’ database. It is free.
First Aid by American Red Cross
This is a sponsored app that provides information on the most common first aid emergencies. All the content, including videos, interactive quizzes and step-by-step guides, is preloaded, meaning you have access to the information with or without reception or an Internet connection.
Not only is there first aid information, but there are also safety tips for other emergencies, such as severe weather, hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes.
Zipongo helps you manage your diet by creating week-by-week meal plans and providing countless healthy recipes tailored to your food preferences and allergy restrictions.
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