From creating health records and monitoring activities to learning about a variety of health issues, Apple's Health app is comprehensive.One of its most useful features is the Symptoms section, which lets you record and monitor symptoms over time and provides a historical review of past symptoms.Learn more about the symptoms section, why it's beneficial, and how you can use it effectively.
What is the symptom section?
The Symptoms section in the Health app allows you to track symptoms of various complications and provides you with information about symptoms of specific diseases.
Here's how you can find the symptoms section in the Health app:
1. Open the "Health" app and tap Browse in the lower corner.
2. Scroll down and select Symptoms under the Health category.You'll see a list showing common symptoms and diseases.
The list currently provides symptoms of over 40 bad problems.It includes general issues like body and muscle pain, diarrhea and headaches, as well as more specific issues like acne, vaginal dryness and pelvic pain.
To use the Symptom Tracker, click on any complication in the list.You'll see a symptom tracker in graphical form, which is logged each time you enter a symptom.Below this, you'll find a brief description of the symptoms, as well as related tips to look out for.
This is great for educational purposes because you can also use this information to figure out what your symptoms might mean.However, health and wellness information is vast; however, it is important to schedule a doctor's visit to obtain medical information specific to you.The information found in the symptoms section of the Apple Health app isn't enough to diagnose yourself, so make sure you don't rely too much on it.
How to track symptoms in the Health App
To start, add symptoms manually to keep track.Methods as below:
1. After you select an item from the Symptoms list, click Add Data.
2. You can choose the severity of symptoms, from never to severe, and customize the start date, end date and time as needed.
3. Then, click Add.A plot point will appear on your graph, and the graph will slowly form as you keep adding more data.
Another way to add symptoms is by linking to third-party applications.There is an endless list of third-party apps with which you can connect your health app.This will allow health apps to automatically update your data based on input from third-party apps, so you won't have to manually add details to use the tracker.
How to view and edit your symptoms
If you want to review your data and symptoms, there are several ways to do so.The symptom tracker at the top is the one that is most visible to you.
If you want to quickly view all recorded data, just click on the symptom, scroll down, and select Show all data.You will see all your logged data presented here.You can also edit the data by clicking Edit in the upper right corner.However, editing is limited to deleting the dataset, which may be necessary if you believe some of the data is inaccurate.
Another option under "Show All Data" is "Data Sources and Access".As the name suggests, here you can see who has permission to read and update that part of your health app.All third-party apps that are allowed to read data will be listed under Apps that are allowed to read data, and Data Sources will show each source that is allowed to update and add data.You can prioritize your primary data source for logging.
Store the symptom information you need in the Health app
The symptoms section of the Apple Health app can be a highly accurate source of information, as long as you reliably update the symptoms you're experiencing.It provides an efficient platform for tracking personal data that works well with another great health feature on iOS: digital medical ID for emergencies and treatment.
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