Here Is How Digital Health Devices Helped Me Recover From A Serious Infection

This article – like all our articles and technology reviews – was not sponsored by the company. However, having all these devices available allowed me to track a good amount of data on a single platform – which was comfortable, but by no means necessary, you could do the same with devices from a number of manufacturers)  Here is what I learned as the disease progressed The sleep sensor showed my average heart rate (HR) was above 80 even during my sleep during the acute phase of the infection, while it is around 55 during my resting hours normally. I was able to track when the acute phase ended with my sleep and HR data, as it dropped back to 55-60.  I lost 5-6 kilograms (10-12 pounds), my body-fat ratio plummeted, and I lost muscle mass as well according to the scale. The changes were obvious by looking in the unsmart mirror as well. Since then I was able to gain back about half of my lost body weight, but it’s going painfully slow. While my blood pressure is usually 120/80, measurements were typically in the 100/70 range while I was confined to stay in bed – which is normal. After the acute phase passed, I was reminded by the smartwatch that my daily activity tops at a few hundred steps – I was at home all day, after all. Thus, following my doctors’ advice, I started moving a bit more to register at least 3000 steps a day. Even with such moderate exercise, I was exhausted by the evening every single day. ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: TMF E-Patients Health Sensors & Trackers digital health digital health sensors recovery Source Type: blogs