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Takeda launches mobile app for heartburn patients

Food4GERD app includes symptom tracker and ingredient check functions

Takeda GERD mobile app

Takeda has launched a new mobile app to help patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or heartburn, manage their symptoms.

The Food4GERD app from Takeda's Zurich-based subsidiary includes an  ingredient check function that helps users see which of their food choices help or hinder their reflux symptoms.

It also features a symptom tracker that ingrates a diary for recording symptoms, their severity and any personal triggers, such as stress or irregular eating that may be related to the symptoms.

All the data recorded on the mobile app can be exported, which Takeda said would make it a helpful tool for patients during discussions with their doctor.

“Using the Food4GERD app as part of the follow up communication between patients and physicians about the course of disease will support both to optimise treatment,” the company said in a statement.

The Food4GERD app is available in an iOS version for Apple's iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, and an Android version. There are currently English and Spanish versions, with other languages set to follow.

31st October 2014

From: Marketing

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