You track your heartbeat, your blood oxygen levels, your sleep patterns with almost no effort. Your Apple Watch or your Fitbit has data right there for you to check whenever you want. You may be trying to stay in tip-top shape, or trying to catch an early warning sign of something weird is going on with your body.
It used to be, that was the job of your doctor or trainer. You are now your own physician’s assistant, and this is where things get complicated. “I panic,” Dr. Devin Mann tells Nerdshala’s Lisa Edicico about the clinical types of data you’re seeing now, “because the situations involving those data types are a little scary, and people can easily scared of.” For his in-depth report, he spoke with medical professionals, fitness equipment manufacturers and concerned gadget users. You can read it below.
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The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended to be health or medical advice. Always consult with a physician or other qualified health provider with respect to any questions you may have about a medical condition or health purposes.