ED Linked to Gum Disease: Science

This news on ED has men brushing their teeth like never before …

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR SEXUAL MEDICINE | Researchers suggest that men who have chronic  gum disease are more likely to have erectile dysfunction.

Men neglect their dental health are less more to suffer from erectile dysfunction.

Other researchers investigated the relationship between chronic periodontitis and erectile dysfunction for men in their thirties.

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After considering a wide range of variables, researchers found that the men with gum disease were more than three times as likely to have ED than the men without gum disease.

Scientists know that gum disease can lead to problems with the cells that line blood vessels.

Since blood flow to the penis is an important part of an erection, it’s possible that the problems from gum disease may affect blood vessels in the penis.

To prevent periodontitis, men are advised to take good care of their oral health. Consistent brushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups are important. READ THE FULL STORY AT ISSM.COM. Also of interest: What Your ED Says About Your Life Expectancy