Gum Disease and Erectile Dysfunction

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It might seems like a stretch to tied one’s gum condition to erectile dysfunction. But the studies shows that they do have some links one way or another. The results of the studies did not say that poor oral hygiene is the cause of this dysfunction. It is still a good indication since both are causative medical conditions.

So, where exactly is the chain meet? It’s in inflammation which has a close call to gum disease and ED in case of artery problems.

Most gum disease indicated by bleeding and infection that cause inflammation from the bacteria in the mouth. For untreated conditions, the bacteria could spread to other parts of the body through the bloodstream, damage blood vessels, and cause many more health problems. Two famous research from Taiwan and Turkey results shows more men with ED have poor to severe gum disease.

Quoting a professor from Inonu University in Malatya, Turkey “Many studies have reported that [chronic periodontitis] may induce systemic vascular diseases, such as coronary heart disease, which have been linked with erection problems,” – Dr. Faith Oguz.

Half of the research participants of the study in Turkey mentioned above were receiving treatment for their gum disease and reporting improvement to their ED problems. If you feel like having symptoms or even experience erectile dysfunction, you might want to make an appointment with your dentist immediately.

Then what should we do about this information?

For the time being? Here, some tips:

  • Definitely make brushing your teeth as a habit. If doing twice a day seems like a burden, you also need to brush them for at least 2 minutes each time.
  • Flossing, once a day. There are some parts of your tooth, gums, and mouth that can’t be reached by only using a toothbrush. Floss them away.
  • A regular visit to the dentist. Not only to avoid manhood problems but this also a smart way to prevent other dangerous diseases like heart problems, diabetes, and cancer.

A reminder for you who already has some issues with ED and early ejaculation, don’t ever self-diagnose your condition. Meet a doctor or consult a medical professional for the best treatment options. Over the counter drugs might help for the instant results but also come with a long term negative effect that you’ll regret later.


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