Still reeling from the banning (again) of Heartbroken Lee, comes this word from the scientific community:
Published June 28, 2011
But periodontitis, an inflammation or infection of the gums, may hamper your sex life in another way: It may be a cause of erectile dysfunction, a new study suggests.
The results showed that periodontitis impaired erectile function in rats.
The findings agree with a previous study that showed periodontitis is more common in men with erectile dysfunction than men without erectile dysfunction.
Dentists and doctors should be made aware of the connection, said the researchers from Luzhou Medical College in China.
"Identifying and treating periodontitis in the patient presenting with or without [erectile dysfunction] may improve the patient’s sexual health," the researchers wrote.