Maintaining a healthy lifestyle after bariatric surgery can prove difficult for patients, but these 5 apps can help both in and out of the clinical setting.
Between 2011 and 2017, the number of bariatric procedures increased in the US nearly 44%, going from 158 000 to 228 000. Because primary care physicians are often on the front line of care following bariatric procedures, it is critical for them to stay up-to-date on the latest technology to help the growing number of patients make the difficult diet and lifestyle changes required for success. This month, our app reviewer highlights 5 apps that physicians can recommend to patients to help them pursue a healthy weight loss regimen. Above, we highlight:
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Baritastic - Bariatric Tracker helps post-op patients keep track of water, vitamin, and food intake as well as connect them to other patients in the bariatric surgery community.
My Diet Coach is a mobile app that helps post-op patients track their weight loss progress and stay motivated through reminders, motivational photos, and more.
Waterlogged - Drink More Water is a digital tool that tracks water intake using a smart recording of fluids along with data visualization of water consumption.
Waterlogged is available at iTunes.
Fooducate Nutrition Tracker helps post-op patients monitor their post-surgical diet through tracking sleep, mood, hunger levels, and food intake.
Happy Scale is a novel app that tracks weight loss patterns to help post-op patients keep a positive attitude and stay motivated.