Track Your Blood Pressure Online
Learn to get accurate readings at home
If you're concerned about hypertension, you may know that your blood pressure fluctuates. It can change when you stand up, watch an exciting show, eat dinner, or experience stress. Even the time of day can affect your blood pressure. This is why you're more likely to get a "normal" reading at home than in the doctor's office.
My HealtheVet's Track Health feature can help you manage your blood pressure and keep a healthy lifestyle.
Managing blood pressure
Blood pressure typically increases with age. Risk of high blood pressure increases at age 45. High blood pressure may not cause you illness today, but it can lead to serious problems down the road. There's plenty you can do to prevent and treat the condition. An accurate view of your blood pressure can help you start making improvements.
Track your numbers
One blood pressure reading only tells you what your blood pressure is at that moment. By using My HealtheVet's Track Health feature, you can create a record of all your readings. This helps your doctor know if your treatments are working or if corrections are needed.
You can track and view your blood pressure with My HealtheVet by using the following steps:
Once there, you will see your Personal Health Journal.
To add a new reading, select Add New.
Once there, you will enter the date, time, systolic and diastolic numbers, and any comments you want to add. Normal blood pressure for adults ages 18 and older is between 90/60 and 120/80. "Normal" varies from person to person. Check with your health care team to find out what is normal for you, given your condition.
And remember, you can't feel your blood pressure getting better or worse. Measuring your blood pressure often provides essential information to you and your doctors. Reach out to your health care team with Secure Messaging if you have any questions.
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