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Keeping track of your medical care

During the initial phases of your medical care for acromegaly, you may see several healthcare professionals and undergo multiple tests, treatments and other health assessments.

You may find that keeping a simple notebook or file containing all of your important medical information in one place will help you to keep track and share essential information about your acromegaly with others.

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Why should I keep a record of my medical care?

Keeping a record of your medical care can help you in two ways.

 

First, it should save you having to repeat yourself every time you see a new healthcare professional by giving your essential information at the start.

Second, it will also provide you with a reminder of the tests and treatments you have had, and allow you to keep a log of any symptoms or side effects you may have had or are experiencing.

What information should I write down?

Keeping a record of the following in one place or document may be useful:

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Please always consult a healthcare professional if you require healthcare advice or if you have any specific concerns regarding your acromegaly, its treatment or side effects. The information provided here is not intended to replace professional advice. This website has been developed by Ipsen in collaboration with those living with acromegaly and the healthcare professionals who care for them. Ipsen would like to thank everyone for their valuable insights and stories. All names used on this website are not necessarily real names. Visit www.ipsen.ca for more information about us.


Consultez toujours un professionnel de la santé lorsque vous avez besoin de conseils en matière de soins de santé ou lorsque vous avez des préoccupations particulières concernant l’acromégalie, sa prise en charge ou ses effets secondaires. Les renseignements fournis ici ne doivent pas remplacer les conseils offerts par un professionnel. Ce site Web a été conçu par Ipsen en collaboration avec des personnes atteintes d’acromégalie et de professionnels de la santé qui s’occupent d’elles. Ipsen tient à remercier toutes les personnes qui ont participé à l’élaboration de ce site Web pour de leurs précieux commentaires et leurs témoignages. Les noms utilisés sur ce site Web peuvent être fictifs. Pour en savoir plus à notre sujet, consultez le site www.ipsen.ca

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