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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 175-179

Chronic periodontal disease correlated with sezual function in young males

1 Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, National Defense Medical Center, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
2 Department of Nutritional Science, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan
3 National Defense Medical Center, School of Public Health, Taipei, Taiwan

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Dr. Chih-Wei Tsao
Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, National Defense Medical Center, Tri-Service General Hospital, No. 325, Section 2, Cheng-Gung Road, Neihu District, Taipei 114
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/fjs.fjs_72_17

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Background: In this study, we aimed to identify the association between chronic periodontal disease (CPD) and erectile dysfunction (ED) in a large young population. Patients and Methods: Totally 2191 male participants aged 18–28 years attended the Army Training Center in Taiwan between August 2012 and May 2013. All 1932 included participants filled in the International Index of Erectile Function-5 (IIEF-5) questionnaire and received a comprehensive dental examination to classify whether CPD. Results: There was a statistically significant correlation between the presence of ED and CPD (P < 0.001). Multivariate logistic regression analysis indicated that men with CPD were 1.6 (95% confidence interval = 1.280–2.009, P < 0.001) times more likely to have ED than men without CPD after adjusting confounders. Conclusion: This study demonstrates a link between ED and CPD, and it may be attributed to a combination of psychogenic and organic etiologies, such as systemic inflammation, oxidative stress, and endothelial dysfunction. This study highlights the significance of oral health, which may take a role in sexual function, even in young males. In clinical practice, more comprehensive management strategies to address participants with ED and CPD need to be investigated.

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