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 of 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.
If you suspect you have a candida infection you can do any of the tests here
to find out for sure.
You would treat male candida the same way you would treat chronic and systemic candida.