If you suffer from gum disease, the risk of increased blood pressure is double. This claim was made by researchers at University College London in their research. According to the researchers, a study has been conducted among 250 people with periodontal disease of the spine. Research found that they increased blood pressure 2.3 times.
What is periodontal disease in gum disease?
Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums. With this infection, the risk of weakening of the teeth increases with bleeding. Researchers say 14 of the 250 patients who suffered from periodontal disease were found to have high blood pressure.
The level of how severe gum disease is was seen in patients. Apart from this, the blood pressure was measured, a blood test was done. The test tested how much C-reactive protein is in the blood. Higher levels of C-reactive protein in the blood indicate increased inflammation in the body. Apart from this, factors such as age, gender, BMI, smoking and physical activity were also included in the study.
Periodontal disease Bacteria are dangerous
Researcher Dr. Eva Aguilera says that many people do not understand its symptoms when blood pressure is increased. As a result, the risk of heart disease also increases. Researcher Francesco says periodontal disease bacteria can damage gums. The same bacteria can also cause problems such as high blood pressure by increasing inflammation in the body.
If there is a problem with the gums, have your blood pressure checked
According to the researchers, our research proves that most people are unaware of their elevated blood pressure. Any time there is a problem with the gums, you should have your blood pressure checked. This makes it possible to deal with illness in a timely manner.
According to Publish Research in the journal Hypertension, twice-a-day dental cleaning keeps most mouth problems away.