(PRWEB) February 27, 2003
[February 25, 2003,Deerfield, IL]
Epilepsy is a chronic condition characterized by repeated seizures and affecting 1.5 to 3.5 million people in the United States annually. Approximately 5% of the population can be expected to have a seizure at some time during their life. Unfortunately, epilepsy is often misdiagnosed or mistreated and as a result, patients and caregivers suffer from an emotional, social, and economic burden that could otherwise be prevented.
To address these burdens, PDAHealthWare, Inc., has developed a new Epilepsy Management Software that enables patients and their caregivers better track and manage their epilepsy which in partnership with their doctor, results in fewer seizures, better medication management, and overall improved lifestyle. The new software allows epileptic patients and their caregivers to keep a portable list of medications, lab levels, and liver and kidney function monitoring to avoid dangerous side effects. Also, patients can keep a diary of their seizures, types of seizures, and provoking events such as sleep deprivations, infections, or low drug levels. Together with their physician, patients can take this information with them on visits and as a result their physicians can tailor their drug regimen and counsel more effectively on lifestyle modifying strategies.
Dr. Amarish DaveÂ, co-founder of PDAHealthWare, Inc., states, ÂEpilepsy can be a devastating disease not just from medical standpoint, but also socially and economically. Those patients that are able to be more equal partners in the care of their epilepsy will reduce their seizure burden and improve the overall quality of their lives. This new Epilepsy Management Software is designed to empower patients with more information and tools to take a proactive role in their epilepsy.Â
The new software has been rated 5 stars and a free trial download is available at the company website: http://www.pdahealthware.com.
The software is available for both the handheld computer and home computer.