Researchers from Taipei Medical University have discovered a link between Periodontitis (gum disease) and erectile dysfunction.
They sniffed out this link while performing a retrospective study, using a huge number of patients and controls.
The study included 32,856 individuals suffering from erectile dysfunction, and 162,480 healthy controls.
After they had isolated these groups the researchers adjusted for several items, including…
Once they had compiled the necessary data, they sliced it, diced it, and tore it apart looking for a smoking gun.And they found it!
According to the researchers…
Patients with ED were more likely to have been diagnosed with CP (chronic periodontitis) prior to the index date than the controls.
Of course, any time you do a retrospective study like this, you run the risk of coming to false conclusions.
For example, gum disease may simply be a sign of overall poor health, and the erection problems could be an outlaying side effect of this ill health.
Also, in this study the researchers did not adjust for diet, vitamin or mineral intake, chemical exposure, marital status, etc…
So it's possible this erectile dysfunction correlation could have been caused by any one of these items.
It weren't for the fact that we have another study, that supports the one above, beautifully.
In this trial, male rats were inflicted with gum disease. I'm not sure how the scientists pulled this off, but they have their ways.
Anyway, after these rats were infected, they were then compared to controls, who had healthy gums.
The researchers found that the periodontitis group suffered from several specific conditions that all contribute to poor erectile function, such as..
Reduced cyclic guanosine monophosphate activity in the cavernous tissue of the penis.
This last point is a rather long winded way of saying the smooth penile muscle cells in the infected rats failed to relax normally, which is essential for achieving a firm erection.
The researchers summed up the trial with the following…
The function of penile erection is impaired by periodontitis. The decrease in the expression of eNOS and NOS activity in penile cavernous tissue...may be one of the important risk factors of ED.
So once again, we've uncovered evidence that erectile dysfunction isn't simply a problem with your penis.
An embarrassing problem that ONLY occurs below your belt…that ONLY requires a little blue pill to fix you up for good.
Sure, that ED pill will bring on an "impostor erection", but it will do absolutely nothing for the underlying condition we're discussing today.
So if you have periodontitis induced erectile dysfunction… and you opt for the blue pill to treat your condition, your gum disease will continue it's progression, uninterrupted, while your body literally falls apart at the seams.
And don't think that I'm exaggerating here…
When your gums are infected, the offending bacteria travels from your mouth, directly into your blood stream.
And this bacteria in your blood will increase your risk of suffering a stroke, developing diabetes, Alzheimer's, dementia, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.
And if that's not enough for you, it will also dramatically increase your risk of dying from heart disease.
"Will the blue pill handle the heart attack thing, Doc?"
As I've said a million times before, drugs rarely heal, they attack symptoms in ISOLATION, and do nothing treat the root cause of your condition.
If you have ED, along with a case of gum disease, do NOT let some mindless doctor talk you into taking Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra...
Treat your periodontal disease instead!
How's that for a novel idea?
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