How Treating Your Gums Might Help Your Kidneys Too
It seems like every other month, new research discovers links between gum disease and the other systems of the body. It all started a few decades ago when researchers found a connection between gum disease and heart health. The studies have continued and now include many other systems that suffer when your gums are diseased.
- Heart health
- Sexual function
- Certain types of cancer
- Respiratory conditions (chronic bronchitis, COPD)
- Low birth weight babies
- Alzheimer’s disease
Now the latest research identified a link between gum disease and reduced kidney function. Your kidneys eliminate waste and toxins from your body, so their healthy function is essential.
More studies are necessary to discover the actual relationship and the cause and effect of ...