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COPD Symptoms Monitored with New App: The Future is Here

11 Aug 2016
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COPD Symptoms Monitored with New App: The Future is Here

The next big thing to keep COPD symptoms monitored may have just arrived.

Monitoring one’s symptoms can be a difficult endeavor for those living with lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis or emphysema. When quality of life seems to be slipping more every day, while daily chores become more challenging and as something as simple as preparing a meal can lead to complete exhaustion, finding time to check one’s vitals can often be neglected. Fortunately, however, help is here to keep COPD symptoms monitored in the form of an app on your phone, and its name is the COPD Navigator.

With your health in mind, the Lung Institute is here to break down the new COPD Navigator app, what it could mean for your life and discuss how you’re keeping your COPD symptoms monitored with this new app could help you.

Overview of the COPD Navigator to Keep COPD Symptoms Monitored

As it stands today, COPD affects roughly 24 million Americans, costing the U.S. about $50 billion annually, much of which results from exacerbations or flare-ups. Created and distributed by LifeMap Solutions, the smartphone application COPD Navigator was developed and released in partnership with pulmonologists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. Before seven months had passed, the app had enrolled 8,400 users.

Key Features of the COPD Navigator to Keep COPD Symptoms Monitored

Offering the ability to track symptoms and medications, share data with their caregivers, and learn about their disease through educational material within the app, COPD Navigator is simply one-of-a-kind. Integrating environmental data such as air quality information and allergen levels, the app can also help users understand how these conditions can affect their symptom expression.

In a feature that is critical for the checking of daily vitals, the app allows patients to input their symptoms and peak flow measurements, converting them into a raw symptom score. This score is then compared to the general scores of similar patients. If the user’s score exceeds the norm, an alert is generated and stored within the system for further review. Using this type of consistent and accurate reporting, it’s possible to have a full account of your respiratory health ready to present to your doctor, ultimately allowing more personalized care and guidance.

COPD Symptoms Monitored with New App: The Future is Here

Controlling More than Symptoms

Although the COPD Navigator is an excellent tool for keeping COPD symptoms monitored, if you’re looking to directly address disease progression, it may be time to consider cellular therapy. Rather than only addressing the symptoms of lung disease, cellular therapy may directly affect disease progression, may improve quality of life and pulmonary function within patients. For those who suffer from lung disease, a change in quality of life could mean the difference between struggling to walk to the mailbox and riding a bike.

If you or a loved one suffers from a chronic disease like COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, emphysema or other symptoms of lung disease, the Lung Institute may be able to help with a variety of adult cellular therapy options. Contact us today at (800) 729-3065 to see if you qualify for cellular therapy, and find out what cellular therapy could mean for you.

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8 Comments

  1. Lung Institute

    4 months ago

    Elaine:

    Thank you for your question. We would suggest you contact your primary doctor or specialist with your question. They would better be able to diagnose the situation. They are more informed about your specific medical condition and would have the ability to run any tests necessary.

    We’re happy to answer your questions about cells, treatment options, candidacy and cost. So, feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  2. Elaine farah

    4 months ago

    I have copd and every once in a while i get a tight. Feeling acrossmy ribs. Could this be caused by the copd,

  3. Lung Institute

    7 months ago

    Debbie:

    Thank you for your comment and we are sorry to hear about your husband and his COPD. There are people who refuse treatment that could make their symptoms more manageable or in the case of our cellular therapy, possibly slow the progression of the disease. We have included a link to blog articles we have written discussing the four stages of COPD.

    The Stages of COPD have to do with the ability of the lungs to force air out of the lungs for one second. The stronger, the better.
    Mild COPD or Stage 1—Mild COPD with a FEV1 about 80 percent or more of normal.
    Moderate COPD or Stage 2—Moderate COPD with a FEV1 between 50 and 80 percent of normal.
    Severe COPD or Stage 3—Severe emphysema with a FEV1 between 30 and 50 percent of normal.
    Very Severe COPD or Stage 4—Very severe or End-Stage COPD with a lower FEV1 than Stage 3, or people with low blood oxygen levels and a Stage 3 FEV1.

    It’s important to see a doctor and receive a diagnosis as early as possible. This way you and your doctor can work together to develop an individualized COPD treatment plan.

    We’re happy to answer your questions about cellular treatment, so feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149 to speak one-on-one with one of our patient coordinators. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Sincerely,

    The Lung Institute

  4. Debbie

    7 months ago

    Hi My Name Is Debbie My Husband Is 50 Years Old And Has CRONICK Copd I Have Read So Much About This He Refuses To Take Any Medication And He’s Loosing Weight But He’s Still Eating Good Could U Plse Explain To Me The Scale Of The Copd I Don’t Understand Were My Husband’s Stands On It It’s Stages Are 1TO 4WHT Stage Would My Husband Be Plse I Need To Know This As We Getting No Answers Thank U debbie

  5. PB

    2 years ago

    Dear Anita,

    You can find the app and learn more about it by clicking here. We hope this is helpful.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  6. PB

    2 years ago

    Dear Joyce,

    We’re happy to answer any questions you have regarding cellular treatment options, so feel free to contact us at (855) 313-1149 to speak one-on-one with a patient coordinator. You can learn more about the COPD Navigator by clicking here. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Kind Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  7. Joyce Daffron

    2 years ago

    I would like to know more about the cell research and the new COPD Navigator.

  8. Anita Brown

    2 years ago

    How do I find the new app?

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