Health Tip: Keep a Health Journal
Here's what to include
(HealthDay News) -- A health journal is meant to be a complete record of a person's medications, illnesses, symptoms, surgeries or procedures.
A health journal helps you and your doctor keep track of what makes you sick or what causes symptoms, and you can use it to become a healthier person.
Here are suggestions for what to include in your health journal, courtesy of the American Academy of Family Physicians:
- Any illness or injury you've sustained.
- Any hospitalizations or surgeries.
- Any symptoms or allergies that you've had.
- OTC medications, prescription medications, supplements and vitamins that you take, including the dosage and how often you take them.
- Any diseases, conditions or illnesses that run in your family.