Posted on Monday, March 31st, 2014 by Will Hagle
Patients Like Me offers a platform for individuals to share their experiences with various diseases while creating a supportive community and advancing medical research with each other.
Patients Like Me connects individuals who are undergoing treatment for the same diseases or disorders so that they can offer support for each other. The site is incredibly useful for patients to share their experiences and form a community while fighting against a specific disease. The site includes forums that allow individuals to discuss and compare treatments, symptoms and other experiences. This allows patients to become better informed about their own situations, and hopefully improves health care for all of those using the site. The site is free to join, and its an invaluable resource for anyone that needs to be using it.
In addition to its community-oriented features, Patients Like Me also has a health tracking system that allows you to monitor your health over a period of time. The site displays information using helpful graphical analysis, and your contribution to the tracker is used to contribute to research that hopes to advance medical treatment for yourself and others. There’s also a comprehensive list of treatments on Patients Like Me, which individuals can use in order to discuss and compare the success and results of certain drugs and other methods of treatment. It’s an unfortunate reality that so many individuals throughout the world are affected by life-changing diseases. Although doctors and researchers are doing their best to cure many of these diseases, Patients Like Me is a great resource for individuals to band together on their own and form a supportive community.