Managing Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract, can be physically and emotionally taxing.

In order to help patients manage their condition more easily, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) has developed an app that patients can use to track their health.

Called “GI Buddy,” the free app allows users to take notes on their symptoms, log missed doses of treatments or monitor which foods they’ve eaten.

Through the app, users can also pose questions to their doctors and access community forums. In turn, the app generates reports to help patients understand the factors that may be impacting their disease.

However, these reports are not a substitute for going to see the doctor – so patients should make sure they keep up with their appointments.

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