Monday, May 30, 2016

How Health Risks Assessment Can Be Fast With Your Smart Phone

There was a time when one always had to see a doctor to get a diagnosis and treatment. However, in just the past five years, healthcare delivery has changed. With the availability of digital devices like tablets and smartphones, medicine has gone hi-tech. Today, many hospitals have apps that provide direct information to the patient. The smartphones are now being loaded with ample medical information that is readily available with a click of a button. The days of physically going to a doctor for every complaint are over.

With the revolution in smartphone technology, there are tools that can track heart rate and rhythm, monitor symptoms of a mental health disorder and even tell you if the blood sugar levels are low or high. Smartphones have many benefits for the population – they can
- cut costs of a doctor's visit,
- speed up pace of care
- provide more autonomy and power to the patient.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Treating diabetes early can result in a cure

Treating diabetes early can result in a cure

One of the fastest growing medical disorders globally today is type 2 diabetes. In almost every country on the planet, the rates of type 2 diabetes have been increasing rapidly over the past 3 decades. Two of the primary reasons for the increased incidence of type 2 diabetes include our lifestyle- which has become sedentary and eating too much processed foods.  Once diabetes has been diagnosed and allowed to progress, it is associated with devastating complications. Researchers have developed many new drugs in the past two decades but these drugs are costly and also have adverse effects. It is estimated that in the next few decades nearly 33%-50% of people globally will have diabetes.

There is a growing belief in the medical community that type 2 diabetes can be cured if it is diagnosed and treated aggressively early in the disease.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Do modern physicians need an app that can spot a disease?

Are phones now ‘pocket doctors’?

The use of mobile phones and innovative apps is emerging in the management of many health conditions. Apps are widely accepted and rapidly advancing for preventing, monitoring and diagnosing disease. Currently apps are used in the management of cancer, asthma, diabetes, heart disease, eye disease, skin cancer and Parkinson’s disease, to name a few.

If apps are now capable of this individualized technology, and there is such wide-scale usage, are smart phones now a pocket replacement for doctors? There has been much debate around this in the medical arena. 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Can an app really save you from any disease?

The rise of eHealth

Due to the universal use of smart phones and advancement of innovative health apps, they are rapidly becoming widely used and accepted in the healthcare industry. Not only do they raise awareness to inform patients, they also enable user-monitoring and managing for personal health conditions. This, in return, allows healthcare practitioners to track their patients’ health information to detect and identify otherwise missed early signs of disease.

Preventing disease

Health promotion and prevention is an emerging area aimed at tackling many lifestyle-related chronic diseases before they become problematic. These interventions tend to be focused around diet, weight management, physical activity, smoking and alcohol consumption.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Common Signs of Cardiovascular Disease

What is cardiovascular disease?

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a massive public health burden, accounting for over 30% of global mortality. CVD is a general term that describes a disease of the heart or blood vessels. The two most common types of CVD include coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, both of which are caused by atherosclerosis.

All blood cycles through the heart via blood vessels in order to replenish the amount of oxygen it carries to the rest of the body. Atherosclerosis is the gradual narrowing of blood vessels due to a build up of plaque (fatty deposits). Overtime, these deposits can restrict the entire vessel restricting the supply of blood to areas of the body. When oxygen-rich blood does not reach parts of the body, serious complications can occur.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

What's more efficient - focus on better treating or preventing?

In most countries healthcare is oriented towards treating diseases. Instead, why not to try to stop their possible causes? Stopping the causes of diseases is much more important in the quest to get it diminished. Taking steps for prevention is much easier and less painstaking process than going through a treatment.

Many medical apps available now in the app stores are very useful in finding the right medications, in connecting with doctors and getting medical advices. Medical apps can help you to start leading a more active life and improve your diet. Nearly a quarter of consumer health apps are focused on disease treatment and management, whereas the rest targetfitness and wellness.  These are the great achievements of the modern healthcare IT, but number of doctor visits is not falling, people are not getting healthier.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Why follow us?

This blog is for those who beleive that raising patient awareness and engaging more with your own health can bring better outcomes than the best treatments ever. Caring about ourselves can change lives. Not only change, caring can be cruical for saving lives sometimes.

How often we say "If I`d only knew..." Well, now you can. You are able to know and desipher those signals that your body sends to you. No serious disease comes right away. It develops slowly, sending little precautions that are very often left without proper attention. Being a strong supporters of patient enagement, we have created YouShield app that tracks all your symptoms, complaints, lab tests - everything that can be measured and analyzed - in order to warn you at the earliest if some possible health risks are detected.

Our aim is not to scare you, but to warn you. There are a lot of various risks in our lives, it's nice to know that at least your health is guarded by someone or something. Yes, it's just an app in your smartphone, but it's easy and user-friendly, so why not give it a try? Check your health, check health of your loved ones - no restrictions, no regulations. It's free, because we want to help you stay healthy and happy.