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    Spotlight on Men's Nutrition

    Last updated 6 months ago

    Nutrition is important for both men and women at any age. However, men may be at a higher risk of landing in the hospital because of certain health issues, such as heart problems and stroke. Additionally, men tend to be less apt than women to seek preventive screening tests, and they may be more likely to consume alcohol and use tobacco. Fortunately, you can take control of your health by working with a doctor at your local hospital to learn ways of improving your nutrition.

    Preventing Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis, or the loss of bone mass, is often thought of as a condition that primarily affects women. However, men can also suffer from osteoporosis. You can improve your bone health by consuming healthy sources of calcium and vitamin D every day—such as fortified, low-fat dairy products and broccoli. Additionally, you may wish to ask your doctor about taking a calcium and vitamin D supplement as you grow older. Improving your nutrition to prevent osteoporosis is particularly important if you take certain medications that can lead to bone loss, such as glucocorticoids, or if you have other risk factors such as tobacco use and alcohol consumption.

    Improving Cardiovascular Health

    Heart disease affects countless American men and it’s often preventable with healthy lifestyle changes. You can reduce your risk of heart disease by working with your doctor to control high blood pressure, if this applies to you. Choose more whole foods and fewer processed foods. When you do purchase processed foods, look for low-sodium, low-fat products. It’s always a good idea to increase your consumption of vegetables and fruits for better heart health. Consuming more produce can also help you maintain a healthy weight.

    Moderating Alcohol Consumption

    Men are more likely than women to drink excessive amounts of alcohol. Long-term consumption of excessive amounts of alcohol is associated with an increased risk of numerous health problems. These include certain cancers, heart problems, liver disease, gastrointestinal problems, and psychiatric issues.

    At Regional Medical Center of San Jose, you’ll find comprehensive men’s health services, including state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques and advanced treatment options. Our hospital in San Jose offers care for heart conditions, stroke patients, and more. For more information, you can call (888) 762-8881.

    Caring for Your Body During Cancer Treatment with the Right Diet

    Last updated 6 months ago

    Maintaining a nutritious diet while undergoing cancer treatment may help you heal faster, tolerate the treatment better, and feel more energized. The nutritional needs of cancer patients vary; it’s best to consult the oncology team at your hospital determine your exact needs. In general; however, you can benefit from eating plenty of lean protein, which is essential for the repair of bodily tissues. Getting adequate amounts of protein can help you recover from the cancer treatment and reduce your risk of acquiring infections.

    Fuel your body with complex carbohydrates from healthy sources such as whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. If the odor of cooking foods nauseates you, try bland foods such as unflavored oatmeal. Remember to drink plenty of water, particularly if your cancer treatment causes vomiting. If you have trouble keeping water down, sip it frequently instead of drinking large amounts at a time.

    Regional Medical Center of San Jose offers advanced cancer treatments and support services, including nutritional services by referral. Residents of the San Jose area can connect with us today by calling (888) 762-8881. Our hospital also provides compassionate stroke care and urgent care.

    Staying Healthy with the American Cancer Society

    Last updated 6 months ago

    Cancer occurs when there is an abnormality with the cell replication process. There are more than 100 different types of this life-threatening disease. Fortunately, more than half of all deaths caused by cancer are actually preventable. By making healthy lifestyle choices, you can reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer. These lifestyle choices include abstaining from tobacco use, leading an active lifestyle, making nutritious food choices, and maintaining a healthy weight.

    As you’ll learn by watching this video, there are plenty of resources available to help you get started. You can consult a physician at your local hospital for advice on improving your lifestyle and you can take advantage of the tools offered by the American Cancer Society. These online tools include nutrition guides and quizzes, and information about the early detection of cancer.

    Cancer patients and their families can turn to Regional Medical Center of San Jose for comprehensive cancer care, including access to support groups. Residents of the San Jose area can reach our hospital at (888) 762-8881 or visit our website to learn more.

    Are You Consuming Too Much Sugar?

    Last updated 6 months ago

    Sugar is a simple carbohydrate that provides your body with no nutritional value; it does not contain any vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber, or any of the other nutrients that are necessary for a healthy lifestyle. Despite its lack of any nutritional value, many Americans consume far too much sugar. Excessive sugar consumption over the years can land you in your local hospital—or even in an urgent care facility.


    Since sugar doesn’t provide your body with nutrients, the less you consume of it, the better. It’s best to discuss your unique dietary needs with a physician. For example, if you’re diabetic, it’s particularly important to limit consumption of sugar because of the dangers of blood glucose spikes. In general; however, experts recommend that women consume no more than 100 calories of added sugars each day, which equals 25 grams. Men should consume no more than 150 calories of added sugars daily, or a maximum of 38 grams.

    Health Problems

    Consuming excessive amounts of added sugar can increase your risk of serious health problems. Not only can it lead to obesity, but excessive sugar consumption can also lead to a compromised immune system and an increased risk of chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).


    Unfortunately, it’s often difficult to determine exactly how much sugar you’re consuming. Some foods naturally contain sugar, such as fruit and milk. Many other foods have added sugars, such as processed foods. It’s a good idea to examine nutrition labels to determine how much added sugar you are consuming each day. Some common sources of added sugar includes cereals, baked goods, yogurts, salad dressings, sports drinks, sodas, and energy drinks.

    The first-class team at Regional Medical Center of San Jose is available 24/7 for your urgent care needs. Our hospital also serves the San Jose community with comprehensive breast care, stroke care, and robotic surgery. We invite families to call (888) 762-8881 for a physician referral.

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