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    Staying Active for Your Heart Health

    Last updated 5 months ago

    Inactivity and obesity can contribute to heart problems such as heart attack and heart failure. Making physical activity an integral part of your daily life can offset these health problems.

    This video gives an account of real women who changed their lifestyle habits. Each of them found ways to incorporate exercise into their lives so they could lower their risk of heart-related conditions. Sometimes, getting started is the most difficult part of getting active, but these women note that even five or 10 minutes a day is an encouraging beginning to a healthier future. Finding an enjoyable activity is also important for maintaining an active lifestyle.

    Did you know that Regional Medical Center of San Jose offers Pilates classes for San Jose residents? To sign up for one of our events or classes, call (888) 762-8881.

    Knowing How High Blood Pressure Affects Your Health

    Last updated 5 months ago

    Could you be at risk for a heart attack or stroke without knowing it? As this video discusses, high blood pressure can contribute to these life-threatening conditions.

    High blood pressure is dangerous because it presents no obvious symptoms. You may feel fine while your cardiovascular system strains to do its job. High blood pressure forces your heart to work harder so blood reaches all areas of your body. This condition can also increase rigidity in the arteries, which may further complicate the efforts of your circulatory system. Your chances of suffering a heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure may increase because of high blood pressure.

    Regional Medical Center of San Jose can help you lower your risk of high blood pressure complications. To schedule a checkup, call our San Jose heart hospital at (888) 762-8881.

    Breaking Misconceptions About Heart Disease in Women

    Last updated 5 months ago

    Regional Medical Center of San Jose urges women in the greater San Jose area to become familiar with the pressing epidemic of heart disease in this country. This health problem is far from a disease that affects only older demographics or adult males; it can strike both men and women at any age. In fact, heart disease is a more grave concern for adult females than it is for their male counterparts. Consider these common mistaken beliefs about heart disease to find out how dangerous it truly is.

    Heart Disease is an Uncontrollable Condition
    Some individuals might consider heart disease a problem that affects a person regardless of her health habits. On the contrary, this condition develops largely from lifestyle behaviors. For instance, what a person eats can directly impact her chances of suffering from heart disease. Regular consumption of fat, sodium, and excess calories can lead to high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and weight issues that can cause heart disease. Lack of activity can also increase the likelihood of this condition.

    Only Older Women are at Risk for Heart Disease
    As a woman ages, her arteries may become less flexible, which can influence the onset of heart disease. However, young women can suffer from this problem as well if they do not take measures to protect their cardiovascular health. If a woman in her 20s or 30s smokes, does not exercise, and eats a high-fat and high-calorie diet, she may be in as great a danger for heart disease as someone twice her age.

    Heart Disease is Not a Major Concern for Women
    Breast cancer and lung cancer are legitimate concerns for women. Despite the serious nature of these conditions, they occur with much less frequency than heart disease. No other health concern affects more adult females in the United States than heart disease. Even if no symptoms are present, it is imperative for all women to look after their heart health to avoid this extremely common problem.

    Could you be at risk for heart disease? To receive your recommended screenings and tests, call Regional Medical Center of San Jose at (888) 762-8881. For heart-related emergencies, you can view our current ER wait times when you visit our heart hospital website.

    Spotlight on Regional Medical Center's Stroke Center

    Last updated 6 months ago

    Though stroke claims the lives of thousands of Americans every year, as many as 80% of all cases can be prevented. To save a stroke victim’s life, it’s important to recognize the symptoms and seek professional medical care as soon as possible. Regional Medical Center of San Jose is proud to have a Primary Stoke Center at which stroke suffers can receive prompt and effective care.

    The Stroke Center at Regional Medical Center of San Jose consistently receives official recognition from the American Stoke Association, thanks in part to the center’s commitment to advancing the quality of care for stroke sufferers. The Stroke Center also works hard to help stroke patients with rehabilitation and to provide ample stroke education opportunities for the San Jose community.

    If you’re lucky, you will never need to visit the Stroke Center at Regional Medical Center of San Jose. If you or a loved one experiences a stroke, however, you will know where to go. Call (888) 762-8881 or visit our website to learn more about our dedication to quality stroke care in San Jose.


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