Symptom tracking with Your.MD

06 September 2018 in Company

We’re really excited to announce a new feature, which gives users of our Your.MD Android App the ability to track their symptoms in the app.

Our first version enables you to track any of the six most common symptoms that users present with, including:

  • Headaches
  • Abdominal pain
  • Back pain
  • Coughing
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness

By tracking your symptoms you can see how they change over time and the patterns that emerge. The app will also provide you with personalised information depending on how your symptoms are changing, which helps you make better decisions about your health.

Given the positive response we’ve had to this release we plan to expand this functionality.

How does it work?

Once you finish a consultation with our chatbot, it will determine whether it might be useful for you to track your symptoms and offer this to you accordingly.

If you already know you want to track your symptoms and you don’t want to do a consultation, you can simply visit your profile page, go to health trackers and slide the toggles for any symptoms you wish to track. On this page you can also sync your data from other fitness apps.

On the input page for each symptom, we’ve also created a “When to Worry” button. This will bring up further information about the symptom you’re tracking and in what situations you might need to see a doctor urgently. We’ve also added the option to receive daily reminders, to help make sure you don’t miss a day.

What are the benefits of tracking your symptoms?

Tracking your symptoms has a number of benefits. For some conditions, it can be useful to have a record of your symptoms to help you see how they have changed over time, like with a headache diary.

The app will monitor your symptoms and provide you with personalised information based on how your individual symptoms are changing over time, to help you make the best decisions for your health.

How do we intend to improve this feature?

In future releases, we plan to provide you with more symptoms that you can track and make it easier for you to track them by re-designing the profile and health tracker sections of the app.

We hope to include a comments section to help you recognise patterns and help avoid triggers for your symptoms. For example you might notice you get headaches on days where you’ve eaten cheese or chocolate (or both!).

We’re also always improving our AI’s ability to give real time, personalised information to help you manage your symptoms.

We’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas about how we can improve this feature so that we can offer you the most useful information and more personalised insights.

To try this new feature or to download the Android app, visit here

Important: Our website provides useful information but is not a substitute for medical advice. You should always seek the advice of your doctor when making decisions about your health.

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