|Tracking Your Menopause Symptoms: Developing A Menopause Journal|
|Written by Karen Giblin, Founder and President Red Hot Mamas|
|Monday, 14 November 2011 22:00|
We've all been told to be a partner in our own healthcare. I used to find that to be a difficult task before I started writing down important health information. In the past, I would visit a doctor and remember just dribs and drabs of information and it clearly made it more difficult for me to manage my health care in an organized fashion.
These days, technology makes it possible to track every aspect of our health from calories consumed to how many steps we take per day. To record my health data, I decided to start a journal simply using a spiral notebook pad. And, it's been a highly effective tool, as well as been empowering and reassuring to know that I am taking part of my care by recording important information about my health.
Each of our health concerns is unique. A simple journal helps us to identify health issues, track our menopause symptoms, and helps us be more prepared for things to come. So, I encourage all of you, to develop a personal menopause health journal.
Some of my suggestions to include in your journal are:
Use your journal as a quick reference guide. It can also be a springboard to help you discuss your concerns with your doctor. The more health knowledge you have, the better ability you will have to manage your healthcare. Just remember, your good health starts with you and the things you do to make it good.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 November 2011 11:00|