The health of your gums could be an indicator for ED risk

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The health of your gums could be an indicator for ED risk

Postby admin on Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:43 pm

Many health experts have long associated erectile dysfunction and gum disease, with the former apparently being more commonly found in men suffering with the latter, and new research into existing studies has backed this up.

The authors’ state that chronic bacterial infection of the gums, or periodontitis, is common and a major cause of tooth loss seen in adults.

The condition has often been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and general inflammation, which have then been closely linked to stroke and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis).

Hardening of the arteries have commonly been thought of playing a role in male impotence problems.

“In our opinion, the actual biological mechanism of ED in periodontitis patients remains poorly understood,” commented senior author Dr Zhigang Zhao of The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University in China.

“It might still be too early to suggest that men with ED should have their teeth checked; and that men with chronic periodontitis should worry about their sexual function,’ Zhao added.

“However, it might be beneficial to inform patients with chronic periodontitis about its association with ED.”

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