A recent study, the results of which were published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine detected that a chronic infection of the gums called periodontitis may lead to erectile problems.
The researchers from China’s Luzhou Medical College observed that animals with chronic gum infectious diseases had less of the enzyme significant for erectile process – eNOS. The researchers from China investigated the results of the other study which found that gum infections are commonly met in men with ED problems than in men without them.
Gum diseases are inflammatory diseases and may influence on the development of ED, still more studies are needed to discover the links between periodontal and penile health.
The researchers suggest that gum disease may be a sign of diabetes, heart disease, and malnutrition which in their turn affect male potency.