Regular brushing and flossing reduces the likelihood of developing hypertension. To such conclusion came researchers from the University of L’aquila in Italy after he discovered a pattern between healthy gums and high blood pressure reports.
In particular, patients with hypertension and inflamed gums 20% more likely to suffer from high blood pressure compared to hypertensive patients without signs of periodontal disease. In the study, a team of scientists examined data of more than 11 700 Americans who took part in the National survey on health and nutrition in the period from 2009 to 2014 and were examined for the presence of gum disease
4 100 people diagnosed with hypertension. About 88% taking medication, and about 11% — no. In addition, patients who were not treated hypertension, but did not have gum disease, showed blood pressure readings, similar indications in the treatment of hypertension, but with gum disease.
This means that poor oral hygiene nullified the advantages of medicines from high blood pressure. The results of the study showed that patients with severe gum disease systolic pressure was 3 mm Hg.St. higher than in patients who had healthy gums.
Moderate and severe periodontal disease is more prevalent among men, smokers, Hispanics and individuals with lower income and education level. The authors note that the findings do not imply that periodontal disease triggers the development of hypertension or the treatment of gum disease reduces blood pressure.
However, their results are consistent with previous research, which found that the inflammation of low class associated with damage to blood vessels and cardiovascular risk, both of which lead to high blood pressure.
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“Patients with high blood pressure and doctors who treat them, should know that oral hygiene plays same value as a diet low in salt content, regular exercise and weight control,” said the study’s lead author David Pietropaoli (Davide Pietropaoli).
Earlier we have published seven causes of high pressure. Doctors consider normal blood pressure is 120/80. Hypertension is a disease in which there is a stable increase in blood pressure. High blood pressure — 130/90 units.
For normal operation of the cardiac mechanism must have a sufficient amount of potassium and magnesium in the body. This will help bring extra salt will strengthen the heart and will not form blood clots.
Recall of unusual products that will help to relieve the pressure.
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