Living with asthma is no easy thing but modern technology can help you manage your condition. Asthma monitoring apps are a highly-beneficial, modern tool for managing and controlling asthma. They can help you perform breathing tests, store data, and collect information about your condition that could later aid your doctor.
Asthma Doctors Recommend Using Asthma Apps
Did you know that doctors actually recommend the use of asthma apps? If you wonder why it’s because certain apps will actually make your doctor’s job easier.
” Aluna was perfectly built with a telemedicine platform that has been pivotal in supporting my patients that aren’t within driving distance of my office. With Aluna, we can track symptoms, triggers, medications, lung function and composite scores to improve asthma outcomes. I even refer folks to their blog, because it has a wealth of information on their website, ready to support patients in a variety of different ways – not just with their device. Aluna has been a great addition to my practice. ” – Dr. Travis A Miller, MD, The Allergy Station, Roseville, CA
In addition to taking at-home tests, you can use an asthma app to log information such as symptoms, attacks, possible triggers, good lung days, and bad lung days. Your doctor can later use this data to determine common factors between attacks, the correlation between events and symptoms, etc.
A note to parents: asthma apps that are specifically designed for kids can be a fun way for them to learn about their condition. These kids’ apps use quizzes, games, and activities to educate children about asthma.
Monitoring Asthma Symptoms At Home
We’ve already mentioned this, but here’s what an asthma app does to help you monitor your asthma symptoms at home:
- Keeps track of symptoms
- Logs asthma attacks
- Logs triggers
- Stores data for future reference
- Measures FEV1 scores with the help of a portable spirometer
“Amid COVID-19, there is an enormous demand for Aluna and better asthma management and we are pleased to announce that our mobile handheld device will be available for purchase on the Aluna website starting midnight April 15, 2020. The Aluna device and app are affordable, easy to use and accurate. “ – Charvi Shetty, Co-founder, Aluna