Oshi Health to bring IBD Monitoring and Management Tools to your SmartPhone

IBD Management Apps

Oshi Health is a startup that is working on apps that can help folks who suffer from IBD inflammatory bowel diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s, and ulcerative colitis.

The App from Oshi provides a unique platform that provides IBD patients with tracking and monitoring, a well-being score that alerts you to potential flare-ups, an expert panel who answers your specific questions, and a wealth of resources to learn and manage IBD.

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Oshi helps you manage your IBS using your iPhone

This app is an all-in-one mobile platform with three primary aims: condition and lifestyle tracking, patient education, and active IBD management.

To better understand the reasons for their disease flare-ups, patients can record their symptoms, quality of life measurements, and other factors that are known to impact conditions such as diet, sleep, or exercise.

The App is currently available via Oshi.

Other IBD Apps Worth Checking Out

For patients suffering from IBD, there are a handful of other apps that can be very helpful.

We have picked three that are popular and offer good features to help manage through the condition and maintain an active lifestyle.

Bathroom Scout app for IBD folks that need a bathroom fast!

Do you need to map out where the toilets are in case of an IBS flare-up while out and about?

If you’re living with Crohn’s disease or any of the IBD illnesses, knowing where the nearest bathroom is not just helpful, it’s often mandatory.

With Bathroom Scout, you can find it fast. bathroom scout app iPhone

This handheld database includes more than 1.7 million bathrooms on iPhone and 1.3 million on Android around the world, from public restrooms to those in restaurants and stores.

Gali Health for finding help, support, and friends in the IBD community

This health app approaches IBD a little differently. Gali is an AI (artificial intelligence) personal health assistant for folks with IBD.

Users chat with Gali through a message interface and via that chat, Gali helps IBD patients track their symptoms and get helpful information when needed–anytime 24/7. 

Gail learns about IBD from both medical professionals and folks that have IBD, like you. Armed with that information, she’s able to create a highly personalized feed of vetted, timely, and relevant health-related content for each user. Gali Health app for IBD and IBS

Gali also logs and tracks your symptoms, bowel movements, pain and stress levels, weight, meals, and medication.

You can note questions to discuss with your doctor, and the app makes it easy to see correlations between symptoms, medications, and food.

Gali ensures that people living with IBD don’t feel alone by creating an online community where people can exchange ideas, strategies, stories, and experiences.

The socialize feature also makes it easy to connect with people living with irritable bowel diseases (IBDs).

Nerva: IBS Relief Hypnotherapy

Yeah, it’s a little different, but for many, it works and helps!

Before you dismiss the Nerva app for IBD, let’s run through a few things.

  1. IBD doctors developed Nerva
  2. It works by rewiring your gut-brain connection using a 6-week psychology-based program
  3. There’s no symptom tracking AND NO diet-change
  4. The goal is to relax and calm your gut
  5. It’s a 6-week paid program of daily sessions, followed by an optional maintenance subscription plan

Nerva app for IBD patients

The program teaches you how to use your brain to ignore pain signals from your gut–so fewer signals mean fewer flare-ups!

Nerva is an evidence-based hypnotherapy program designed by a doctor to help patients improve their IBS symptoms long-term.

The app includes interactive content along with articles and guides that help reduce anxiety & stress–common triggers of IBD flare-ups.

Nerva also offers in-app chat support with real people to help you along the way.

Monitor your medical records on your iPhone? Yes, it’s possible

Apple has been making it easier for you to monitor your medical records.

You can now use iOS on your iPhone to directly connect with your hospital so that your medical records and test results are shared with your device.

Apple is taking a step further with iOS 12+ by adding new features to medical records functionality.

This makes it easy for patients that need to monitor their various test results and make adjustments to their lifestyle in order to manage their health.

At some point as Apple adds in additional features, it will become easy for third-party apps such as those mentioned above to automatically obtain the medical records and update your information, pending privacy confirmations.

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A. Beth Whittenberger
I started my love affair with computers way back in elementary school with the Apple II. Since then, I've worked with technology in my career as a media educator and videomaker. I have an MFA in media making from Temple University, where I also taught undergrads as an adjunct faculty member. Additionally, I was a writer, content producer, and editor on the popular tech blog AppleToolBox. So I know a thing or two about teaching others and creating how-to guides! After a cancer diagnosis, I turned to mobile technology like my Apple Watch to help me monitor my health throughout my chemotherapy treatment and later, to regain my wellness once in remission. I love sharing how to understand and use mobile tech, like smartwatches and phones, as a tool for empowerment to live our best and healthiest lives! Connect with me on LinkedIn!


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