On men with periodontitis, a disease consisting of inflammation on gums and the structures that surround and support the tooth are more likely to suffer erectile dysfunction, so that proper brushing of teeth and proper oral hygiene can help prevent this kind of male sexual impotence. "
This is clear from a study conducted by researchers at the University of Granada (UGR), which belong to the departments of surgery and their specialties (urology) and dentistry, Excessor.
As reported UGR in a press release, the erectile dysfunction is defined as an inability of a person to have a erection due to organic, psychological reasons or a combination of both.
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On periodontitis That is chronic inflammation of gum with the destruction of the alveolar bone and connective tissue that surround and support the tooth and leads to the loss of it.
In periodontitis, "the periodontal bacteria or inflammatory cytokines themselves originate from gingival focus, they damage the vascular endothelium, when this endothelial dysfunction occurs in the penis vessels, the blood flow in this organ has changed and impotence occurs. "
In this study, with 80 cases and 78 controls in patients treated at the Clinical Hospital San Cecilio Clinic Hospital in the Granada Healthcare Park (PTS), sociochemographic data were collected, which performed periodontal examination and analytical measurement levels testosterone, lipid profile, C-reactive protein, glycemia, and glycosylated hemoglobin.
On scientists found that 74 per cent of patients with ED introduced periodontitis, in such a way that patients with higher ED had greater periodontal injury.
Patients with periodontitis they were "2.28 times more likely to suffer from ED than periodontal healthy patients." The biochemical variables associated with erectile dysfunction are triglyceride levels, C-reactive protein, and glycosylated hemoglobin.
This study, the first made of this thematic in population European, was carried out in the framework of the Doctoral Labor Project, authored by Amada Martin Amat and his directors, professors Francisco Mesa (Dentistry) and Miguel Arrabal (Urology).
The results are published in scientific journal "Journal of Clinical Periodontology", are considered the most important in periodontal research in the international arena.