Some­thing to chew over

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - News -

MEN with gum dis­ease are more likely to have prob­lems in the bed­room.

Re­search based on more than 200,000 men shows that those with pe­ri­odon­tal dis­ease were nearly three time more likely to be di­ag­nosed with erec­tile dys­func­tion.

Ex­actly why is un­clear but one the­ory is that the chronic in­flam­ma­tion caused by gum dis­ease may dam­age en­dothe­lial cells, which form the lin­ing on all of blood ves­sels, in­clud­ing in the pe­nis.

That dam­age may in­ter­fere with the blood flow needed for sex­ual func­tion­ing.

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