Research has found significant connections between periodontitis and systemic health issues like heart disease, diabetes, and even Alzheimer’s disease. But while studies of periodontitis and levels of testosterone have suggested a relationship between the two, identifying a connection has been less conclusive. Despite the study being inconclusive, researchers found enough of a link to believe further research into this link is needed.
- There is a debate in the medical community as to whether there is an association between low testosterone and chronic periodontitis, a serious infection of the gums.
- Researchers found that while chronic periodontitis may be a factor in men’s testosterone levels and reproductive health, a link between low testosterone levels and chronic periodontitis was not clear.
- According to the researchers, four studies reported a negative association between serum testosterone levels and chronic periodontitis, while two studies reported a positive association between decreased testosterone levels in serum and chronic periodontitis.
“While it seems that chronic periodontitis could be a factor in men’s testosterone levels and reproductive health, the study could not identify a clear relationship between low testosterone levels and chronic periodontitis.”