The COVID-19 pandemic is a major issue for our medical systems. Doctors are having to prioritise their patients with COVID-19. Others are being asked to delay non-essential procedures and stay at home.
There are apps which can help you manage your own health. These apps let you know what might be wrong if you feel sick, and connect you to medical attention when you need it. Here are a few you can try.
Daily recording apps
These apps help to monitor your day-to-day health, and manage any chronic conditions you may have. You can track information about your body over longer periods of time, such as
- physical activity
You may see a pattern that connects to how you feel.
Apps that fall into this category include
- Apple Health
- fitness tracking or fitness device apps
- Mango Health
- Glucose Buddy
- My Pain Diary
- Health Mapper
- Clue, for people who menstruate (have periods)
Diagnostic apps are not meant to replace a doctor’s knowledge or expertise. However, they can help you narrow down what might be wrong if you feel sick, or if you are in pain.
These apps may connect you to doctors to answer your questions, or ask you to describe how you feel before suggesting what might be wrong. You can use them for your own health, on behalf of someone else. Some examples include
Alert apps will let emergency contacts know if
- you are injured
- you have fallen
- you are seriously ill
- you are in danger
Apple’s Emergency Contact and Medical ID features come with the phone. You may also choose to use external apps such as iMedAlert.
Telemedicine apps connect patients to doctors over voice or video calls. Malaysia has a few telemedicine apps, including
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