Effective asthma control requires routinely tracking symptoms, correct and adequate use of medication and measuring how well your lungs respond to it.
Asthma diary is a digital patient’s diary for the evaluation of asthma symptoms and the efficiency of the treatment. This utility intends to help you expand your understanding of your asthma.
It is not a diagnosing tool but, in collaboration with your doctor, it will help you monitor your asthma!
This utility enhances the documentation of your asthma plan and the communication between you and your physician. This information can be used by your doctor to adjust your asthma treatment in keeping with the plan you made with him.
Taking an active role in managing your asthma treatment will help you maintain better long-term asthma control, prevent asthma attacks and avoid long-term problems!
Asthma is under-diagnosed and under-treated. It creates substantial burden to individuals and families and often restricts individuals’ activities for a lifetime.
An estimated 300 million people worldwide suffer from asthma, with 250,000 annual deaths attributed to the disease.
Asthma (from the Greek ἄσθμα, ásthma, "panting") is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction and bronchospasm. Common symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Asthma is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Its diagnosis is usually based on the pattern of symptoms, response to therapy over time and spirometry. It is clinically classified according to the frequency of symptoms, forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1), and peak expiratory flow rate. Asthma may also be classified as atopic (extrinsic) or non-atopic (intrinsic) where atopy refers to a predisposition toward developing type 1 hypersensitivity reactions. Treatment of acute symptoms is usually with an inhaled short-acting beta-2 agonist (such as salbutamol) and oral corticosteroids. In very severe cases, intravenous corticosteroids, magnesium sulfate, and hospitalization may be required. Symptoms can be prevented by avoiding triggers, such as allergens and irritants, and by the use of inhaled corticosteroids. Long-acting beta agonists (LABA) or antileukotriene agents (arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase inhibitors or CysLT1 antagonists) may be used in addition to inhaled corticosteroids if asthma symptoms remain uncontrolled. The occurrence of asthma has increased significantly since the 1970s. In 2011, 235–300 million people globally were diagnosed with asthma, and it caused 250,000 deaths.
Welcome to asthma diary!
Please take some time to fill in your personal details (Up Right) and your medication plan.
This will help the app calculate your predicted Peak Expiratory Flow and generate a detailed report to your physician.
Now, let’s move on to the Symptoms.
Read the Instructions.
Learn what kind of symptoms you should be looking for. Each color represents a different group of symptoms.
Press, “Start your 4 weeks diary”
You can add new symptoms by using the “+” button.
Here you can see your score at any time and send a copy of your report to your physician.
Let’s continue to the “Flow” section.
First read the instructions on how to use the device properly.
Press the “+” button to add new measurements, twice – a – day
See the graph of your effort so far and send a copy of your report to your physician.
Press My Alert
Set your daily reminder here for your inhalers
Finaly, press Advice
Here, you can find some useful advice and some interesting links.
Use the “side menu” to access the Training part. Learn to use your inhalers efficiently.
Thank you for using the Asthma Diary to monitor and control your asthma!