Treating Gum Disease May Cure Prostate Symptoms

prostate symptomsSome recent studies have shown a link between gum disease and prostate inflammation, known as prostatitis. If this is the case, treating gum disease may help reduce prostate symptoms, which can make urination difficult.

The study, which was conducted by Case Western Reserve University in Cleavland, included 27 men, age 21 and older, who had prostatitis as well as some gum disease.  In the study, the men received treatment for their gum disease but no treatment for their prostate symptoms. 21 out of the 27 men studied had improved conditions of their prostate within after their gum disease was treated.

We’ve heard many times that treating gum disease can improve our overall health and ignoring periodontal problems can lead to other issues and disease in our bodies.  This is just another example of how important it is to practice excellent oral hygiene.

Treating Gum Disease Might Help Prostate Symptoms|Web MD