Candida in men is much more prevalent today than what many
believe. Many men will never realize they have an infection
though because they are built different than women. Where women
will get a vaginal yeast infection men obviously don't. Usually
men get an intestinal infection but they just rub off the
symptoms as normal.
Uncircumcised men though get penile yeast infections at an
astounding rate. So much so that they lead women in this area
verses vaginal yeast infections. If you have a penile yeast
infection please see the link at the bottom of this page so you
know how you can treat it.
Candida can grow on the skin and sometimes men can be
carriers from skin yeast on their penis. The skin is about 77
degrees so the candida infection lies dormant and has no effect
upon the man. He has no visible symptoms so he has no idea it
is there. However, everytime he has sex with a woman, that
woman gets a vaginal yeast infection. At this point it can be
passed back and forth between partners.
Most of the time candida in men is restricted to the
digestive tract. Let’s face it, a lot of men have gas all the
time and other digestive problems yet they think nothing of it.
They think its normal and some men think its funny to go around
polluting the atmosphere at others expense. These problems can
be caused by candida because it ferments many of the foods you
eat and candida releases alcohol’s as it eats.
Antibiotics are the single greatest cause of candida in men
although poor diets do contribute. Beer, wheat products,
peanuts, sugar and fructose all aggravate the infection. This
will gradually reduce the amount of good bacteria to bad
bacteria/yeast ratio in the intestine and in time, the candida
can get out of control.
Common candida in men symptoms include, gas, bloating,
constipation or diarrhea, indigestion, sexual dysfunction,
irritability and mood swings, lack of energy, memory loss, jock
itch, dry skin, athletes feet, bad breath and sometimes,
although very rare, prostate problems. They also can develop a
craving for sweets and breads just like women do.
A simple home test for
candida in men can be done like this:
At bedtime put a small glass of water on the nightstand
beside you and your bed. Upon waking and before you get out of
bed. Work up some spit and spit in that glass before you stand
up or get out of bed. Then watch the reaction of that spit in
If it gets all spider webby from top to bottom then it’s
more than likely you have a candida infection. If it just
dissolves or dissipates to nothing then you probably don't. If
it floats and looks like a jellyfish with little legs you may
have candida but this could just be an over production of
mucous. This test is not 100% accurate but I
have found that when it’s all spider webby it’s pretty darn
You would treat male candida the same
way you would treat chronic and systemic candida.
To treat penile candida
yeast click here.
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