Millennials are said to be more health conscious than the older generations. They make healthier lifestyle choices and make healthy diet their priority. Everybody is very upbeat when it comes to healthy living, especially women.
According to David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA, “Researchers are uncovering new ways to identify and treat mental health conditions, such as brain mapping that can spot nuances in brain disease, and designer drugs that target an individual’s symptoms.”
Digital World On Women’s Healthcare Needs
Technology is never left behind in taking this trend very seriously, putting up various apps and gadgets that help healthcare to be within reach. Whether it be just a fad or a lasting business, women of the new millennium are taking this new technology by heart. They continually try and test every new product and app, finding out which fits them or which works well. For women, the advancement in technology helps them improve their health and wellness needs.
New Apps and Gadgets Specifically For Women
Many medical apps have penetrated the market for some time now, such as gadgets and apps for checking blood sugars and high blood pressure, for reminding when to take medicines or what medicine to take. There are apps specially developed for women’s extraordinary needs.
A cyber or digital clinic makes health care available to women wherever and whenever it is needed. This app allows a woman to access prescription comfortably. A doctor or a healthcare provider can answer questions via private message or chat.
Jyothsna Bhat, PsyD said “It has been found that prolonged and unmonitored technology usage can impact children on the cognitive, psychosocial, and psychological levels.”
Psychotherapy apps are also available, where you can talk about a health problem, and it listens, just like a perfect pair of ears. It’s instant support to improve women’s mental health. It can offer relationship advice and tips on life in general.
There is also an app to improve self-esteem, manage pain, anxiety, and patience. It’s a meditation app that will relax your body and mind, guide you so you can live happier, and help you stay focused. It will help you improve your ability to disregard disruptions.
Fertility tracking has been brought to a new level. There are some apps and wearable gadgets made available in the market that women can use if she’s trying to get pregnant.
Insurance companies have to thrive in this digital era and so born are the new insurance apps where you can access your personal health records, check your claim history, monitor claim status, and submit health claims and receipts by taking photos through your smartphones. Some apps even send healthcare and wellness tips regularly.
Easy to Access Apps and Gadgets
Indeed, women’s health and wellness should be a priority, not only for the young ones. Even the older generations have the right to health and wellness. Apps are made to be user-friendly so that even older people can understand and learn to use them. The secret to maximizing these apps and gadgets is to choose appropriately which ones suit your needs and level of understanding. These new technologies can be learned, especially by women who have many special needs. Some of these apps are free and downloadable for Android and smartphones.
So the next time you need help in monitoring your fertility, provide you with a prescription for your medications or look for support groups to listen to your problems, remember that your phone is just within your reach. Relationship counseling, doctor appointments, or anything to do with insurance coverage are services that are also accessible through your smartphones.
According to Sal Raichbach, PsyD, LCSW, “The ideal mental health app will also have mental health practitioners on board, ready to answer questions, plus a 24/7 support hotline for more severe cases.”