If you were to look for a cure for ED, where would you start?
– Genitals would be obvious, right?
– Then the brain maybe?
– How about the arteries?
None of above says! States a new study from the United States, Venezuela, and Saudi Arabia that has just been published in the American Journal of Men’s Health.
The most common symptoms of chronic periodontitis are red and swollen gums, especially when brushing your teeth or biting into hard food, having bad breath, a bloody taste in your mouth, and eventually, even loose teeth.
Past studies have indicated that there was connection between ED and chronic periodontitis. So, the scientists decided to dig deeper.
They identified the seven best studies, with the largest one having 513,258 subjects.
All the studies reported that people with chronic periodontitis were more likely than those without it to have ED. In fact, the study showed that they were anything from 53% to 330% times more likely to have ED.
So, what is going on here? Why can a disease of your gums make it more likely that you will have ED?
Firstly, there are some conditions or lifestyle habits that are involved in causing both. These include tobacco smoking, alcohol consumption, poorly controlled diabetes, and coronary heart disease.
People with both conditions have pro-inflammatory cytokines in their blood, which leads to a damage of their blood vessels.
Most importantly, chronic periodontitis is an inflammatory condition and the accumulation of bacteria inside your gums, a problem that can cause a systemic inflammation throughout your body.
This makes an erection difficult, as the blood vessels in your penis needs to be flexible enough to expand and contract, something damaged blood vessels cannot do.
In fact, this study revealed that when chronic periodontitis was treated, men’s erectile dysfunction drastically improved.
To treat periodontitis, you must visit a dentist for frequent deep cleanings of your teeth and gums.
You should also take extra good care of your teeth, brushing them at least twice a day with the use of a soft toothbrush, the use of dental floss daily and even mouth wash every once in a while.
But if periodontitis is not the problem, then there is even easier way to cure erectile dysfunction permanently.