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Diabetes And A Healthy Sex-Life, Get The Facts:

Diabetes And SexWhile sex seems to be everywhere, television, billboards, magazine covers etc americans are still reluctant to go to the doctor to talk about issues when it relates to sex, especially diabetics.  However, many people, whether they have diabetes or not, have sexual problems. Does it need to be a deal breaker, absolutely not so lets take a look at that giant elephant in the room.

The Journal of the American Medical Association reported in February of 1999 about a survey conducted of 1,749 women and 1,410 men aged 18 to 59.  The survey found sexual dysfunction is more prevalent for women (43%) than men (31%).  Diabetes may affect sexual functioning in several ways, but there are some things you may need to look out for when it comes to sex and if you suffer from diabetes:

Can You Have Sex When You Have Diabetes?

Believe it or not, this is a question that I field a lot and I hope that your answer is an astonishing, yes! If you feel diabetes is causing problems with your sex life, talk to your doctor.  While no-one relishes talking about sexual problems with a doctor, these issues can only be addressed if you seek help.

Your doctor will try to find out whether sexual problems are caused by defects in the nervous or circulatory system as a result of the diabetes, or whether they are of a more psychological nature.  Often this distinction is difficult to make.

In any case, when sexual dysfunction begins to happen on a regular basis it tends to get worse unless it is properly treated, so the psychological element inevitably builds up.

An increasing number of men who have diabetes and erectile dysfunction (ED) are being helped by medicines such as sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis) and vardenafil (Levitra). Or if your not into taking medication prescribed by your doctor (which I highly recommend), check out the powers of essential oils? Oils such as ylang ylang which is an aphrodisiac or sandlewood, cumin or clary sage oils are sure to knock your socks off when the mood strikes. Also, lets face it, these are much healthier and safer options.

If tests confirm that your nervous system hasn’t been damaged by diabetes, and there are no associated circulatory problems, there’s no reason why your sex life shouldn’t recover.

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Antibacterial Properties Of Garlic

Antibacterial Properties Of GarlicThe first thing that comes to mind when I think of garlic is when I was a kid growing up in Massachusetts and every Sunday afternoon my entire family would come over to “the house” and my mom would make a big pasta dinner with all the fixings, mamma-mia!! Garlic is a common household herb used in cooking that may also have beneficial health benefits.  As a supplement to your diet, this can be consumed raw or taken in supplement form.  Garlic tablets that are enteric-coated limit the undesirable odor because they do not break down until the tablet has reached your intestines.  Supplements are made from aged garlic, dried garlic or garlic oil.

Blood Pressure And Heart Disease:

Garlic may work to combat different forms of cardiovascular disease like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and atherosclerosis.  According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, garlic promotes heart health by decreasing homocysteine, C-reactive protein, platelet aggregation, blood pressure, and LDL cholesterol while increasing HDL or good cholesterol.

Garlic and Cancer:

Several long-term studies at various universities around the United States have led researchers to believe may be beneficial in the treatment of cancer.  The studies showed that a regular intake of garlic could show as much as a 30 percent reduction in the risk of certain cancers like colorectal cancer, colon cancer and stomach cancer.  The University of Maryland notes that garlic supplements may also help prevent breast cancer, prostate cancer and throat cancer as well.  Some further studies have also suggested that garlic help reduce the side effects of chemotherapy like fatigue and lack of appetite.
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