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Medical Risks of Periodontal

4 Ways Periodontal Infection Causes Medical Problems

RESEARCH FINDINGS

ALZHEIMER’S—DETERMINING FACTOR
Gum disease early in life, less education, and a history of stroke are more important than genes in determining who develops dementia, concluded a study of 100 dementia patients with healthy identical twins.

BLOOD CANCERS—30% MORE RISK
A demographic study of nearly 50,000 men showed that those with periodontal disease had 30% higher risk of blood cancers, including: leukemia, multiple myeloma, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

DIABETES—INCREASED SEVERITY
Periodontal disease affects blood sugar control, lengthens the duration of diabetic symptoms, and speeds the transition from pre-diabetes to diabetes.

DIABETES—2.8 – 3.4 TIMES MORE RISK
Diabetic patients are 2.8 to 3.4 times more likely to have periodontal disease.

HEART ATTACK—2.7 TIMES MORE RISK
Demographic studies of 1372 subjects showed those with periodontal disease were 2.7 times more likely to have a heart attack.

HEART DISEASE—40-72% MORE RISK
Demographic studies of 10,907 subjects showed a 40% to 72% increased
risk of heart disease.

KIDNEY CANCER—49%MORE RISK
A demographic study of nearly 50,000 men showed that those with
periodontal disease had a 49% higher risk of kidney cancer.

LUNG CANCER—36% MORE RISK
A demographic study of nearly 50,000 men showed that those with
periodontal disease had a 36% higher risk of lung cancer.

LUNG DISEASE—1.5 TIMES MORE RISK
In a demographic study of 13,792 individuals, those with periodontal
disease had a 1.5 times greater risk of getting chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease.

OBESITY—76% HIGHER IN YOUNG ADULTS
In a study of 13,665 young adults (18-34) who had periodontal disease,
76% were more likely to be obese.

OSTEOPOROSIS—TREATMENT LINK
Research has shown that treating osteoporosis can lower the severity of
periodontal disease.

PANCREATIC CANCER—63% MORE RISK
In a study of 51,529 males, it was found that men with periodontal
disease had a 63% to 126% higher risk of pancreatic cancer.

PREMATURE CHILDBIRTH—79% HIGHER
Premature low birth-weight childbirth greatly increases complications.
Women with untreated periodontal disease have 79% higher chance of
premature childbirth.  Treatment gives an 84% reduction in premature
births.

STROKE—BACTERIA IN BLOOD CLOTS
Periodontal bacteria have been found in blood clots and those with
periodontal disease have a higher risk of stroke.

TONGUE CANCER—5 TIMES MORE RISK
Men with advanced periodontal disease have more than five times the
risk of tongue cancer.

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