8 Triggers That Make Restless Legs Worse

    Identifying Restless Legs Triggers Medications may be most effective for severe RLS, but identifying and avoiding things that aggravate your symptoms can also help, especially in mild or moderate cases. Here are some common restless legs triggers, plus tips to help you overcome them and get some sleep: Stress and anxiety.Rachel Salas, MD,…

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Diabetes and Impotence

Over the long term, diabetes can cause various degrees of erectile dysfunction, including impotence. Diabetes interferes with oxygen delivery and the production of the chemical nitrous oxide, which is crucial to having and maintaining an erection. Poor glucose control, along with other diabetes-related complications, such as neuropathy in the feet and retinopathy in the eyes, increases the odds…

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Low Crab: The Role of Insulin

There are three basic units the body uses for energy: 1. Fats 2. Proteins 3. Carbohydrates All three can be converted to blood glucose. However, while fats and proteins are converted slowly, carbohydrates are converted quickly causing quick spikes in the body’s blood sugar levels. These spikes in blood sugar levels cause the pancreas to create…

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PROTEIN PRINCIPLE OF DIABETES

Dietary considerations can present a Hobson’s choice in diabetes. Even when the intake is nutritious, assimilating it can be another matter. Then there is the problem of progression of diabetic complications if one ends up with excess glucose or fat in the system. Excess carbohydrates in a meal, and the resulting uncontrolled blood sugar levels…

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Fructose Consumption Impairs Insulin Sensitivity

Fructose and sucrose worsen lipid profiles compared with similar amount of glucose…. High levels of fructose can affect hepatic insulin sensitivity, while even moderate consumption of fructose and sucrose can significantly alter lipid profiles in healthy young men, according to published research. Isabelle Aeberli, Ph.D., of University Hospital Zurich, and colleagues assessed the effect of…

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Nail Polish Can Trigger Diabetes

  If you are a woman who likes to paint your nails, you have to be careful as nail polish can cause diabetes or diabetes. A recent study showed that chemicals called phthalates that are found in skin care products that can increase the risk of diabetes. The findings, published in the journal Environmental Health…

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Can Diabetes Cause Vaginal Dryness?

  Yes, diabetes can affect libido and sexual response. It does so by interfering with the body’s blood flow, including the blood flow to the sex organs; that can then affect arousal and lead to decreased vaginal lubrication. Additionally, if your blood sugar is not controlled, it can lead to poor nerve function, both in…

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