(PRWEB) December 28, 2012
Glen Ogle, creator of the virtual medial app MyBloodWorks, is endorsing a recent medically-reviewed article from EverydayHealth.com that provides eight tips for individuals on how to keep their medications straight – and avoid unexpected trips to the Emergency Room.
“Managing multiple medications is more than just an important task, it’s a critical one as well,” commented Ogle. “Taking the wrong medication at the wrong time, or mixing medications, can lead to an array of adverse side effects. As someone who has experienced three kidney transplants and nearly a decade of dialysis, I know how important – and difficult – it can be to keep everything straight. I heartily endorse the valuable advice offered by EverydayHealth.com.”
The eight tips featured in the article by health writer Diana Rodriguez, and medically-reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH, are:
1. Take prescribed medication on time and as directed, without taking a “day off.”
2. Don’t mix medications and inform your physician of all other medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alternative treatments, and everything else.
3. Beware that food and drink choices can adversely affect medication – again, talk to your physician to know what’s healthy and what isn’t.
4. Some medication may cause drowsiness – be sure not to drive or operate heavy or dangerous machinery while experiencing any side effects.
5. If medications suppress your appetite, cause you to overeat, or in any way affect your normal eating habits, speak to your doctor to ensure that you’re getting the nutrients you need.
6. Get informed! You don’t need years of medical school to grasp the basics of your medication and how each prescription is designed to improve your health.
7. Create a list of all medications, and be sure to keep it updated. Also remember to provide your physician with this information so that she or he can accurately manage your overall medication profile.
8. Always follow instructions. If you feel that medication is working, don’t let up. And if you feel that it’s not, don’t overdose. Write down your symptoms and experiences, and share them with your physician.
Ogle also points out that his app, MyBloodWorks, can help individuals manage their medication and communicate more effectively and efficiently with their physician.
“MyBloodWorks does more than help people track their vitals, such as their blood pressure, weight, and more,” added Ogle. “It’s also a virtual medical secretary that keeps track of pills and medications. It even stores emergency contact information, and allows users to take a snapshot of their data and email it to their physician.”
MyBloodWorks is available now on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/mybloodworks/id463529273?mt=8.The app is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Individuals who need support managing the medication are encouraged to speak with their physician for any and all medical-related questions and advice.
For more information or media inquiries, contact Glen Ogle at glen(at)mybloodworksapp.com.
About Gogle LLC
GOGLE LLC is dedicated to creating the best patient medical apps. The company’s flagship app, MyBloodWorks, tracks health through vitals and blood tests, and functions as a personal medical filing cabinet and secretary – and all while being simple, easy and intuitive to use. Learn more at http://www.MyBloodWorksapp.com.