Male Yeast Infection
and Candida Balanitis

A male yeast infection is sometimes referred to as penile yeast infection or "jock itch". Over the counter medications may temporarily help but the best Candida cure for yeast overgrowth is to refrain from drinking beer, cut out foods that feed the Candida cells like sweets and high carbohydrates, and start eating vegetables and fruits that have less sugar.

Definition: Candida balanitis is inflammation of the glans penis. When the foreskin (or prepuce) is also affected, it is termed balanoposthitis.

When ever the words "yeast infection" is uttered, more than likely it's associated with the female genitalia. But as we take a closer look at what "yeast infection" truly means, it's clear to see how this fungus (Candida) can quickly take over a persons body, whether it be male or female. 

  • Both circumcised and uncircumcised men can become infected with yeast overgrowth.
  • Yeast infection in men can develop with out being sexually active.
  • Genital candidiasis is often found in association with diabetes, AIDS, and having taken antibiotics and is a more serious form of Candida albicans.
  • Excessive genital washing with soap may be a strong contributing factor to balanitis.
  • Eating an excessive amount of sugar can add to the yeast overgrowth.
  • A yeast infection can develop on any area of the the body that harbors a constant acidic, warm, moist, environment where typically it should not be.
  • Although rare, an infected person can pass the infection to the other person through sexual intercourse.
  • Symptoms:

    (1) Redness of the foreskin

    (2) Itching

    (3) Redness of the penis

    (4) Other rashes on the head of the penis

    (5) Impotence

    (6) Small white blisters or pustules on the penis

    (7) Discharge

    (8) Painful foreskin and penis

    It can sometimes be difficult to distinguish between different infections since symptoms can resemble each other closely. An example being gonorrhea, herpes simplex, and chlamydia which can appear similar to a male yeast infection with irritation and skin rashes.

    If you're unsure the symptoms you're having are solely from Candida, it's a good ideal to see a doctor. A medical professional should be able to examine a culture under a microscope to help you rule out STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) or other conditions. From there you decide on the proper male yeast infection treatment.

    Your daily diet is probably one of the most critical factors in whether your healthy gut flora will be able to fight off yeast cells. A diet high in sugars and simple carbohydrates feed the Candida cells and gives them all the energy they need to live. In contrast, eating foods that are organic, full of active enzymes, and high in vitamins and minerals kill off the Candida cells. Here's some healthy ideas for coconut shrimp recipes that provide the health benefits of coconut nutrition.

    If you suffer from chronic, systemic, or recurring yeast infections you should know that it will take more than changing your diet to heal your infection. You will need to use antifungal remedies and other stronger alternatives.

    Stress can weaken the immune system not to mention most stressed people do not eat properly which contribute to yeast overgrowth.

    Maintaining a healthy weight is also a factor in determining the severity of your male yeast infection. In order to fully understand candida balanitis or male candida, ask yourself what is candida...how does it relate to yeast infection in men...how can I fix this. Sooner then later you'll find the answers to those questions just by doing some of the same things other men have done to get healthy again.

    Positive thinking is important for mens health issues. Negative thoughts can sometimes weigh a person down. When your thoughts are constantly negative, it takes the focus away from good things that are going on around you. Serious health issues are sometimes overlooked as a result. Then, an illness that could've been treated early on turns into a long battle of hospital visits and prescription medications that usually come with harmful side effects.

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