Are You Tracking Your Menopause?
If you are struggling to navigate through menopause, it’s always a good idea to speak to your doctor. However, these days you can also count on several apps designed to help you get the support you deserve by managing and tracking your symptoms, so you can become more mindful of how you’re feeling day to day.
We were a bit sceptical at first, but then we realised that normalising menopause means also having more technology at our disposal to make the transition smoother.
When British renowned menopause specialist, Dr Louise Newson launched her own app called Balance (for Android and iOs devices), we couldn’t help digging into it a little bit more.
It’s a free app that allows you to track your symptoms, access personalised expert content, download a Health Report©, share stories in the community and lots more. With evidence-based advice and explanations on HRT and its alternatives, an extensive symptom tracker where you can log up to 58 symptoms, including the lesser-known tingling hands and feet, and a community page where you can compare experiences and review the treatments you have tried, this app turns out to be a trustworthy free resource that combines medical facts with real-life experiences.
The launch of Balance comes at a pivotal time to improve health for perimenopausal and menopausal women – said Dr Louise Newson in a statement-. We know that everyone experiencing perimenopause and menopause has different needs and that’s why Balance takes a holistic and personalised approach which really puts the user in control. Working closely with our community to gain valuable insights and feedback has allowed us to make balance+ happen and I thank the community for supporting us with this menopause movement.
Of course, this is not the only free app you can count on to track perimenopause and menopause symptoms and make you feel more in control.
Caria is also a popular menopause management app for iOS devices. It allows you to track your symptoms to monitor your health over time, gives you menopause-friendly recipes and workout routines, and lets you connect with other women via an online question-and-answer forum and discussion hub.
On the other way, if you are looking for a different approach to menopause management, then Health & Her on Google Play is a good option. What we like the most here is that this app includes several alternative techniques to treat various symptoms of menopause, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for hot flushes, night sweats, and depression. There’s also guided meditation for insomnia and deep breathing for stress and anxiety.
In the end, menopause is complex and symptoms may vary from woman to woman. Whether you are experiencing memory loss, vaginal dryness, mood swings, hair loss, or irregular periods counting on these menopause apps will help you address this stage of life with more awareness and confidence.
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