Gum disease not only causes bad breath, it can also cause pancreatic cancer. A study by the American Association of Cancer Research found similar information. There are many causes of pancreatic cancer.
Researchers have found that patients with some types of gum problems have an increased risk of pancreatic cancer if they are exposed to two types of bacteria. Of these, the bacterium Perfimonus gingivalis is extremely dangerous. Those found to have the bacteria had a 59 percent increased risk of pancreatic cancer. Similarly, another bacterium called Aggregatibacter actinomycetimcomitans increases the risk of pancreatic cancer by about 50 percent. Researchers at New York University conducted the study.
Some symptoms of pancreatic cancer
- Pain in the upper part of the abdomen, which spreads to the back
- Symptoms of jaundice are white eyes even after the skin turns yellow
- Sudden loss of appetite and sudden weight loss
- Excessive fatigue
- Digestive problems
- Onset of type 2 diabetes after the age of 50
Behaviors or symptoms that increase the risk of pancreatic cancer
- 80% of pancreatic cancers occur in people between the ages of 60 and 70. So at this age should be careful.
- The rate of this disease is higher among African Americans
- Men have a higher risk of this disease than women
- If you have chronic pancreatitis, the risk of this disease is higher
- Obesity or excess body weight
- Eating more meat, cholesterol, fried foods and nitrosamines increases the risk of this disease.
- Family history
- The presence of some bacteria