Candida albicans is a yeast-like fungal organism found in small amounts in the normal human intestinal tract. Normally kept in check by the body's own helpful bacteria, albicans can increase in numbers when this balance is disturbed to cause candidiasis of the intestinal tract, or yeast infections of other parts of the body.
Men that are immunocompromised can become susceptible to Candida infection. What I mean by this is men who are HIV-positive, diabetic or have cancer are more likely to acquire the infection due to a weakened immune system. On the other hand, Men who are not immunocompromised can still suffer from the infection by simply living an unhealthy lifestyle.
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It is fact that both men and women have candida present in their intestinal tract but its when we talk about candida overgrowth and the causes that give rise to the candida or yeast infection, that we need to understand the major symptoms and treatments available. So what encourages candida overgrowth I here you asking?
Consider The Following Major Causes of Male Yeast Infections:
Sexual Transmission: Is considered the number one cause of candida or male yeast infection. If a man has unprotected sex with a woman that has a yeast infection, candida can be transmitted to her partner just like a sexually transmitted disease. It can travel up the urethral canal settling in the prostate. It then literally becomes a ticking time bomb. One's rectum is a natural habitat of the candida albicans organism so its safe to say that anal sex would be placing a male at greater risk of contracting a yeast infection.
Use of antibiotics: Prescribed antibiotics such as amoxicillin will kill the bacteria that normally prevent candida infection from developing. For men it's likely that long-term antibiotics will tend to create candida overgrowth leading to a yeast imbalance.
Stress: When we are stressed our bodies produce adrenalin to maintain strength and health. The enzyme that signals the body to produce more adrenalin is the same one that signals to your body that we're hungry, inadvertently causing cravings for food that consists of yeast such as pizza, hamburgers, coke and beer etc.
Nylon or Spandex Jocks: Underwear made of nylon or spandex creates a warm and moist environment that can secrete candida bacteria and should be avoided if you have a history of yeast infections.
Soap Additives: Men's toiletry products such as soaps and gels tend to have strong concentration of chemical additives making it more inviting for overgrowth of candida albicans in the genital region. By avoiding such products, you greatly improve you chances of avoiding the Candida Albicans bacteria.
And What About Food and Drinks as Causes of Male Yeast Infections?
Alcohol: Oh no! Beer or alcohol for that matter is made with yeast and sugar as are all other fermented drinks and foods. If you are already suffering from a form of yeast infection it's advisable to refrain from drinking beer, wine or any fermented liquid or food while you are treating or dealing with your candida condition.
Soda Pops: Soda pop or soft drinks such as coke or alcoholic coolers are very high in sugar. Sugar is the perfect stimulant for yeasts.
Cold Meats: All those cold meats, smoked meats, pastrami and cold hams are notorious sources of candida.
Sugar & Carb Cravings: All those yeast-made pizza's, pasta and focaccia's are all candida hungry carbs. Baked foods usually contain a lot of white flour and many of them have lots of sugar. Sugar and white flour products are rated highly on the glycemic index, which means they raise your blood sugar level very quickly, an environment in which Candida overgrowth will flourish.
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Look out for the next post on the common symptoms of male yeast infection.
Disclaimer: The products and information contained in this post is not intended to replace your doctor’s advice and recommendations. The information is provided for informational purposes and persistent or frequent yeast infections should be evaluated by a doctor or health care professional.