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Saturday, May 23, 2015

What's Going on in Your Mouth Could Be Causing Problems in the Bedroom

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Males who develop gum disease and are also experiencing problems in the bedroom may be surprised to learn there is a link between the two. A recent study revealed that men who are experiencing erectile dysfunction (ED) were also 79 percent more likely to have chronic periodontal disease (CPD), or gum disease.

Explaining the connection

It comes down to blood vessels. There are blood vessels in the penis and there are blood vessels in the gums. Vessels that do not have proper blood flow will react in various ways. It can cause ED in men due to inadequate blood flow to the penis, and at the same time, damaged blood vessels in the gums due to CPD can interfere with the proper flow of blood and cause bacteria to spread to the bone.

What to look for

If your gums are looking red and inflamed and the gum line is receding, you could be experiencing CPD. The interesting part of the recent study done in Taiwan is that this condition can also be an indication of not only restricted blood flow to the penis, causing ED, but restricted blood flow in other areas, such as the heart.

The study was another revelation that signs of health problems often reveal health issues in more than one area of the body. As with most health issues, early detection is the key to resolving the problem before it becomes severe and causes even more damage.

To read more, visit www.issm.info/education-for-all/sexual-health-qa/what-is-the-link-between-erectile-dysfunction-and-gum-disease
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