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Chronic Conditions Are Taking a Toll
High blood pressure and diabetes can decrease blood flow in arteries, which may make it more difficult to get aroused. If you're unable to keep your blood pressure and blood sugar levels in check through diet and exercise, consult your doctor about medications that can help. And consider a Mediterranean diet, which is high in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, fish, and olive oil; a study published in the International Journal of Impotence Research found that women who spent two years on this diet experienced a significant boost in their overall sexual function, including arousal.