Did You Know That the Connection between Gum Disease and Cardiac arrest Is Higher than the Connection between High Cholesterol and Cardiac Arrest. Periodontal or gum tissue care interacts with three areas relating to cardiovascular disease: effects of medications, infective endocarditic, and the potential for periodontal disease to contribute to heart disease.
Current studies suggest that there may be a link between gum problems heart disease and other health conditions. In fact, research suggests that gum disease may be a more serious risk factor for heart disease than hypertension, smoking, cholesterol, gender and ages. New studies suggest that people who have gum disease seem to be at a higher risk for heart attacks, although no one is certain how this relationship works. It is a known fact that your oral health affects your overall health, but the studies that will find exactly why these problems are linked are still underway.
People who have both gum disease and a high body mass index, were more likely to have increased C-reactive protein-a serum in blood that is a marker for heart disease.
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