Heart @ Home Challenge Week 10

 
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Today marks WEEK TEN of our Heart@Home campaign where we are re-addressing the importance of keeping track of your symptoms! It’s been quite a journey since the first week where you also tracked symptoms, but a big part of Heart Health is building healthy habits. By tracking symptoms you can evaluate changes over time to make informed decisions!


Heart @ Home goal #10

Manage your symptoms and rate their severity using the Symptom Tracker!

Steps:

  1. Log into Heart Failure Health Storylines

  2. Click on the 'Symptom Tracker' tool

  3. Select 'Add Symptom' to begin tracking your first custom symptom. Don't forget to select 'Finish'

  4. Use the sliders to rate the severity of your symptoms and its impact on your day. Select 'Done' when you've finished

You're all set! Explore the 'Symptom Tracker' feature today by adding your own symptoms and rating their severity every day.

Here are some examples of symptoms that you may be experiencing that you can track using the Symptom Tracker:

  • Shortness of breath

  • Chest pain

  • Cold hands and feet 

  • Fatigue

  • Swelling of legs and feet

  • Fast heart rate

  • Sudden weight gain/loss

In a few weeks, we'll show you what to do with the data you're tracking - and how you can use it to make decisions about your health like adjusting salt intake, reducing fluid, or taking medication to address the symptoms that impact you. We encourage you to share your symptom tracker progress with your doctor so that you can pinpoint your problem areas and work on them together.


Explore the Symptom Tracker tool by watching the video below.


Get started today by using the Heart Failure Storylines app to manage your Heart Health.

Take care,
The Heart Failure Storylines Team

*Note it is important to seek help immediately and tell your doctor if you experience any alarming symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, profuse sweating, or a sudden change in weight (+/- 2 pounds in a day).*