Cara Care app

Cara Care app

  • An app to track your bowel symptoms.
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Cara Care app By HiDoc Technologies GmbH


  • Diary.
  • Tracking.
  • Reminders.
Clinical review 

2 star review

Read a clinical review, including safety concerns, below.

Security and privacy Does the app:
  • Collect medical information? Yes
  • Require a login? No
  • Have password protection? Unsure
  • Have a privacy policy? Unable to be located (Privacy policy(external link))
  • Require internet access to use? No

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How to get the app

The app is a combination of a food diary and symptom diary.  It is designed to map foods consumed to symptoms and display the days in which symptoms were at worst compared to days when symptoms were reduced.  Foods eaten on those days can then be reviewed. For the complete app description, go to Google Play(external link) , iTunes(external link)  and the app website(external link) or for a more detailed review, see reviews below.


Great recipes that can be filtered for specific diets such as gluten-free, FODMAP-free, egg-free.

It was quite difficult to add in foods with no clear instructions of what to do.

✘ The recipes filter for histamine free did not provide any main meal recipes and there were limited meals for a low FODMAP diet.


Clinical review

2 star review

: Leigh O’Brien, Consultant Dietitian
Date of review: November, 2022
Platform: Android
Version: 5285
Comment: Cara Care was not particularly useful as it wasn't easy to figure out how to enter the foods and the pop up food suggestions did not apply to the foods I was selecting. It would be somewhat beneficial to those who want to to monitor, levels of stress, sleep activity and GI and not GI symptoms to see if there were differences between days. However, it was not the most user friendly app. 
Safety concerns: It has pop up health warnings for the various health warnings.  There are inconsistencies between them – ie malnutrition is stated as a health concern for ulcerative colitis but not Crohn’s disease.  Also, leaky gut is listed as a health condition whereas it is not recognised as such. 
New Zealand relevance: It did not list common NZ medications such as probiotics.


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