What is ADHD?
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Does ADHD Affect Your Sex Life?

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In addition to medication, there are other natural ways to help deal with the symptoms of ADHD!

What is ADHD?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD) have symptoms that may begin in childhood and continue into adulthood. ADHD and ADD symptoms can cause problems at home, school, work, and in relationships.
ADHD can destroy your marriage if you don't get the right help. People with ADHD have higher divorce rates than those without the condition, according to one survey.

ADHD in Marriage and Romantic Relationships
Many people mistakenly believe that ADHD is a problem confined to childhood -- one that children "grow out of." Yet about half of those who had ADHD in childhood -- nearly 5% of Americans -- continue to have it into adulthood.
Many adults with ADHD also have never been diagnosed. Until you know you have ADHD, you can't get the right treatment for it and your relationships could suffer.

How Does ADHD Affect Relationships?

Here are some of the problems you might face if you or your partner has ADHD:

• Difficulty listening and paying attention. An individual with ADHD may "zone out" or talk out of turn, making it difficult to communicate. It can also cause the partner to feel as though what he or she has to say doesn't matter.
• Trouble completing tasks. ADHD can lead to poor organizational skills and forgetfulness. A man with ADHD may miss his wife's birthday or their wedding anniversary, or may forget to stop at the store on the way home from work as his wife had asked. This forgetfulness may make his wife feel hurt and think that her husband doesn't care, when he's actually forgotten because he has trouble staying on top of things. That same inability to finish tasks may be interpreted as a lack of commitment when it comes to marriage or other relationships.
• Inability to handle responsibilities. Someone with ADHD might forget to pay the bills, neglect to clear a dangerous pile of branches from the backyard, or leave a toxic cleaner on the sink while the children are playing nearby.
• Impulsive behavior. People with ADHD constantly need stimulation, and may fail to think through the consequences of their actions.
• Emotional overreaction. Someone with ADHD may lose his or her temper easily, leading to major misunderstandings and sometimes, big blowout fights. Arguments can quickly spiral out of control because the person with ADHD is unable to talk through issues calmly.
• Weight gain from medications. Many antidepressants cause weight gain which produces brain chemicals that reduce libido.
• Poor sleep or lack of sleep. When you can’t turn your brain off at night, sleep will not be sound and rejuvenating. Lack of sleep is now being counted as a leading problem with libido and many health issues.
• Erectile Dysfunction. Yes, many of the medications used for treating ADHD have sexual side effects, including ED. Make sure that this is not overlooked as it is a difficult symptom to address, so make time to make love in the morning when testosterone is at its highest for men!

Common Drug Treatments used for ADHD:
• Ritalin
• Concerta
• Adderal

What can you do to ease ADHD-related relationship issues:
• Make to-do lists of everything from daily responsibilities to items you need from the store. Also keep a calendar of important dates and deadlines.
• Ask the partner with ADHD to repeat back any requests, to make sure he or she understands what is being asked.
• Simplify your life by cleaning up clutter around the house and only attempting to accomplish a small number of tasks each week.
• Get into a routine -- for example, go through your checkbook once a week to see how much money you've spent, or plan the entire week's meals every Sunday night.
• When having a sexual encounter: take more time for outerplay (hand and/or oral stimulation to keep erections stronger. Try using stimulating lubes like LuvRub for men or cock rings to keep the blood flow in the penis.

Dietary changes to improve ADHD Symptoms:
• Eat a high protein diet, including beans, cheese, eggs, meat, and nuts. Add protein foods in the morning and for after-school snacks.
• Eat fewer simple carbohydrates, such as candy, corn syrup, honey, sugar, products made from white flour, white rice, and potatoes without the skins.
• Eat more complex carbohydrates, such as vegetables and some fruits (including oranges, tangerines, pears, grapefruit, apples, and kiwi). Eating complex carbs at night may aid sleep.
• Eat more Omega-3 fatty acids, such as those found in tuna, salmon, other cold-water white fish, walnuts, Brazil nuts, and olive and canola oil.

Exercise can help control ADHD!
Exercise stimulates the areas of the brain that control attention and thinking. Getting more vigorous play may help you succeed at love and other parts of life.
Evidence continues to mount that exercise can be a natural medicine for adults — with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). There are many, many studies showing exercise improves attention, improves cognitive function, and improves focusing ability.
Exercise can help ADHD by elevating levels of Dopamine and Norepinephrine, brain chemicals that play key roles in attention and thinking.
This includes sexual activity!! Get those good feeling hormones (Oxytocin) activated and focus on the pleasure that you are share.

You can’t treat ADHD without help! But you can help yourself and your partner to control ADHD!

Please note, we and many other physicians are not “anti-medicine” by any means — it’s just that exercise can be a major component of treatment for ADHD. It really helps modulate many of the symptoms of attention deficit disorders.

You are not alone!
People with ADHD can be great. Here are some of the famous people who had or have ADHD. One of the best known is the great swimmer and Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps. Others include Albert Einstein, Beethoven, Alfred Hitchcock, and Robin Williams.

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About the Author

Dr. Joni and Esther

http://www.loveherright.com

Dr. Joni Frater is a retired dentist and educator who specialized in working with patients to overcome their fears. She is now an author, speaker and radio host. Esther Lastique has spent her life as an educator and was chosen as one of Glamour Magazine’s Top Ten College Women for her commitment to activism. She joins Dr. Joni as co-host of their radio show Love Her Right. Together they founded www.LoveHerRight.com, which features a sexy podcast radio show, a membership site, and a total relationship support system. The team has been featured on radio shows around the globe including Playboy XM Sirius Radio, sharing their message of revitalizing relationships by reigniting the passion within.