September 30, 2016
Whether you’re newly diagnosed with a chronic illness or have been dealing with one for a while, there’s one tool that’s sure to help you manage your symptoms and flare-ups — data. Read on to find out what we mean.
Data is Your Friend When It Comes to Chronic Illness
When it comes to managing your chronic illness, one of the best ways to develop effective strategies is to collect data. Start keeping a journal, populating a spreadsheet, or using an app to keep track of the following things:
- what you’re eating
- how much you’re moving or exercising
- what medications you’re taking
- how you’re feeling emotionally or mentally
- external stimuli (e.g., the weather, an out-of-the-ordinary event, etc.)
- what symptoms you’re experiencing
- what actions you’ve taken to alleviate any symptoms (and whether or not they worked)
Analyzing the Data to Manage Your Chronic Illness
When you start keeping track of the information above, you’ll start to notice patterns. Maybe certain foods trigger symptoms, or maybe walking or yoga makes your joints feel better.
Once you’ve got a few weeks of tracking under your belt, you can start to see what to avoid and what to add. And any time you add a new factor (new medication, new diet, new exercise program, etc.), you’ll be able to see the efficacy (or effectiveness) in your data. All of this information is also an incredibly valuable tool to share with your medical team.
Therapies We Administer
IVX Health administers high quality infusion and injection therapies, including:
Redefine your care experience at IVX Health
If ongoing infusion or injection therapy is part of your chronic illness treatment plan, then consider choosing IVX Health for your ongoing care needs. IVX Health makes it possible to receive your therapy in a comfortable, convenient, and private environment.
With a private suite for every patient, you can watch your favorite Netflix show or movie on the big screen TV in each room, use a laptop or other mobile device to surf the web, or simply hang out with family and friends. We always have chairs for guests, and each center has a family room that is spacious and private if you need to bring your kids to your treatment. We also offer flexible appointment scheduling – including evenings and Saturdays – at any of our convenient locations.
At IVX Health, we truly are invested in helping you live your best life. If you’re ready to experience a new kind of infusion clinic, click here to learn how to move your infusion or injection therapy to IVX Health.