Managing inflammatory bowel disease is no small feat. Whether it’s determining which foods and drinks are your triggers, tracking your fatigue, staying on top of medications, keeping all your doctor’s appointments in order…the list goes on, and it’s a lot. Oftentimes as patients, we have so much to juggle in our everyday life that we can lose sight of when our bodies give us signals that a flare up is on the horizon. It’s can be easy to hide behind a smile and ignore symptoms. Your normal is different than the average persons. Your pain tolerance, perspective and the way you experience life are unique. Most people don’t have to put so much thought into meal time and think of bathroom breaks as a stress.
This is where Oshi Health’s new mobile app comes in. The app features tracking, curated learning, and expert Q&A. Click here to watch a short YouTube video about all the app has to offer.
As a blogger and patient advocate, I’m thrilled to be one of the contributing writers featured on the app. You’ll find new articles from me pertaining to dealing with the diagnosis, friendships, relationships and motherhood with IBD. The exclusive content features real-life s buccess stories, easy-to-understand information on emerging treatments, and delicious IBD-friendly recipes.
Keeping track of daily factors—such as sleep, diet and exercise, along with symptoms can help us better understand the causes of our flare-ups and how to best achieve remission.
The all-in-one app’s features include:
- Fresh Content: Daily doses of inspiration and information
- Tracking: Short-term and long-term trends including well-being and symptom scores
- Integration: Compatibility with leading fitness devices, sensors, and wearables
- Reminders: Helpful notifications to stay on track with IBD wellness
- Surveys: Bi-weekly progress checkpoints
- Expert Q&A: Professional feedback from gastroenterologists and medical professionals
- Security: Best-In-Class data privacy with state-of-the-art encryption
“Oshi is a free mobile app that empowers individual control and understanding of IBD wellness. Oshi has the potential to significantly improve lives with smart tools to manage and control Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis,” said Daniel Weinstein, CEO, Oshi Health, Inc. “Oshi’s easy-to-use, best-in-class tracking and insights tool will allow patients to work with their physicians to uncover hidden patterns to figure out what triggers flares for their unique bodies.”
The app’s “Ask the Experts” feature further supports your digital experience as a patient or a caregiver. A team of gastroenterologists and health professionals will provide moderated feedback on key questions. You can find answers to your questions right at your finger tips from sources you can trust.
As someone who has battled Crohn’s disease for 13 years, I’m excited an app like this is on the market. I wish I had a tool like Oshi when I was initially diagnosed. A tool that recognizes my needs and concerns. A tool that empowers me to be my own best advocate and stay on top of symptoms. This app is great to have in your back pocket as you attend doctor appointments. You can look at all your information you’ve tracked and be able to communicate clearly what your needs are and where your concerns are. We now have the power to advance our own health care and give our gastroenterologists a clear look at the back story of our day-to-day lives. It’s easy to use, intuitive design, makes managing IBD feel like much less of a chore.
OSHI is now available for download on the Apple App Store or Android Google Play.
Apple iOS: https://bit.ly/Oshi_iOS
Click here for more information about Oshi Health.