Candida In Men
Candida in Men – Signs, Symptoms and Treatment
While yeast infections and Candida are typically associated with women, men also suffer from yeast overgrowth and the resulting symptoms.
However, in men can and does happen and can be quite difficult to deal with.
Here’s how to know if you have this condition and how to treat it.
Symptoms of Candida in Men
Because Candida lives both inside and outside the body, an overgrowth in men often shoes up in the groin area as a rash, soreness, and itching.
The head of the penis can be affected as can the shaft of the penis, scrotum and foreskin. Additionally, white pustules can show up on the penis and can cause burning while urinating and during intercourse.
Men who are uncircumcised may deal with external Candida overgrowth symptoms more than those who are not because yeast thrives in skin folds where it is warm and dark.
Candida also shows up as:
• Jock itch
• Athlete’s foot
• External rashes
Overgrowth can also cause other more difficult to recognize symptoms like:
• Chronic fatigue
• Irritability and depression
• Foggy brain and a difficulty focusing
• Compromised immune symptom and chronic colds
• Chronic digestive problems like bloating, constipation, and abdominal pain
• Chronic achiness, joint pain, muscle aches, numbing or tingling
Causes of Yeast Overgrowth in Men
Candida normally occurs in and on our bodies however if our immune system is compromised, we’re on antibiotics and the level of good bacteria is unbalanced or if your diet is high in sugar, you stand a good chance of developing overgrowth.
This is when the symptoms described above can occur. The good news is that there are simple ways to treat and eliminate Candida overgrowth and thus eliminate the symptoms.
Treating Candida in Men
Diet is the primary contributor to yeast overgrowth and some studies show that men with diabetes are more prone to Candida overgrowth.
This is due to the high sugarcontent in their diet. A Candida diet, which eliminates sugars for a few weeks to a few months depending on the severity of your symptoms.
Finally, if you’re on medications like antibiotics, steroids, or immune suppressing drugs or you have a compromised immune system then you’ll want to consider adding probiotics and a support supplement to your diet to keep Candida at bay and prevent overgrowth symptoms.
Candida in men can be an embarrassing and uncomfortable problem.
The good news is that through diet chances, supplementation, and careful attention to your body’s signs and signals, you can take control over Candida and live a healthy and symptom free life.