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The causes of sexual impotence can be physical or psychological. Healthy eating, physical exercise and avoiding alcohol and tobacco help prevent the first. But, now, in case you weren’t sufficiently aware, a new study shows that doing good brushing and maintaining good dental hygiene can help prevent this type of male impotence.
And, according to a study of specialists belonging to the departments of Surgery and their specialties, Urology and Stomatology of the University of Granada, patients with periodontitis (inflammation of the gums and tissues that surround and support the teeth) have more twice as likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction as patients with healthy gums.
Periodontitis is a chronic inflammation of the gum that leads to the destruction of bone and tissue that surround and support the tooth, and can lead to the loss of it.
Both could go hand in hand, since according to the results of the study, “periodontal bacteria or cytokines, in turn damage the blood vessels of the penis, blood flow in this organ is impaired and impotence is caused.”
The study revealed that 74% of the patients with erectile dysfunction examined had periodontitis, and similarly, the greater the periodontal problem, the greater the sexual problem.
Patients with periodontitis were “2.28 times more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction than periodontally healthy patients.” The biochemical variables that were associated with erectile dysfunction were triglyceride levels, C-reactive protein and glycosylated hemoglobin.
The study, pioneer in this matter in European population, was published in the international scientific journal ‘Journal of Clinical Periodontology’, – considered as the most important in periodontal research.
So, in summary, if you want to have a healthy sex life, you better brush your teeth and maintain proper oral hygiene.
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