Summer Health Ailments – The New App Helping Asthma Sufferers
Did you know that St. Louis was just named the 7th worst city for people with asthma?!
Unfortunately for asthma sufferers, summertime isn’t always as enjoyable as it can be for fear of having an asthma attack. By monitoring your or your loved one’s asthma, you can ensure everyone enjoys a healthy and happy summer.
AsthmaSense from iSonea, is a new asthma app for the iPhone and Android. The app sends medication and breathing test reminders, and allows users to record medication use, symptoms and asthma measurements.
These measurements are analyzed by AsthmaSense and compared against the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) asthma guidelines. AsthmaSense alerts the user if their asthma risk changes. All this information is stored, giving the user and their physician a clear picture of their lung health. AsthmaSense even allows users to set up multiple profiles, enabling the monitoring of several people from one app.
So before heading out to your next summer BBQ here are a couple of additional tips on how to keep your asthma under control this season:
- Keep a diary of your symptoms: Daily symptom journals can help asthmatics avoid hospital visits and learn what to avoid. It also aids physicians in determining the best treatment. Smartphone apps like AsthmaSense make journaling easier and more convenient.
- Have an asthma attack action plan: The plan should be a description of what to do/take to prevent an asthma attack and what to do when an hospital visit is necessary.
- Always take your medication: Stopping medication could lead to a severe asthma attack when the patient experiences a trigger.
For more information on AsthmaSense and to download the app visit www.soundasthma.com.