If you’ve been paying attention to health news in the media, then you’ve probably heard about Candida. However, it’s also likely that there’s a lot you don’t know about Candida, and what you don’t know could hurt you. There’s actually a very dangerous connection between this common condition and the wellbeing of your prostate gland, and you want to protect your health, the best time to educate yourself is now. Here’s what you need to know about male Candida and the prostate gland:
Candida is actually short for Candidiasis, also known as Candida overgrowth. Candidiasis is an infection that is caused by a fungus called Candida albicans. Candida albicans naturally lives in the intestinal tract and coexists with over 400 microorganisms in your body that keep your delicate system in balance. However, when circumstances allow, Candida albicans can grow out of proportion with its habitat and cause a wide array of health problems. In men, this condition can manifest as jock itch; but it can also impact the body chronically and fool you into thinking you have IBS, chronic fatigue, or a number of other conditions.
What Does Male Candida Look Like?
Candida overgrowth infections can take on many different forms. These include jock itch, athlete’s foot, psoriasis, nail infection, and more. In women, Candidiasis often presents in the form of chronic vaginal yeast infections. Men can also get yeast infections in the genital area. These yeast infections may be passed back and forth between sexual partners, and are not at all uncommon. The less common infection, like the chronic one mentioned before, is a lot harder to diagnose.
Male Candida and the Prostate Gland Connection
Male Candida that affects the genital area enters the body by way of the urethra. The male urethra is very long, dark, warm, and moist, making it the perfect environment for Candida albicans to thrive in. This means that men are especially susceptible to this kind of Candida. What’s more is that the male urethra leads directly to the prostate gland. Candida infections that settle in the prostate gland can stifle the way it functions and lead to prostatitis, a condition that needs medical attention. The problem is that even if you are diagnosed with prostatitis, you may not be diagnosed with Candida, resulting in a long road of recurring infections.
What to Do about Male Candida
It is proven that there is a very strong link between alcohol consumption and the development of Candida infection. Therefore, if you suffer from Candidiasis, you should abstain from alcohol until the problem subsides (or, if your problem is recurrent, abstain altogether). It is also important to consume as few sugar and carbohydrate foods as possible, as that’s what Candida albicans thrives on. Avoid sexual intercourse until the infection has cleared.
Male Candida can lead to a number of problematic health conditions, including prostatitis. Prostate problems, including prostate cancer, are a leading cause of disability, and even death, in the male population, so it is very important that you take male Candida seriously and seek treatment as soon as possible.[toggle title=”Featured images”]
About the Author: Calvin Diaz had prostatitis and didn’t recognize his Candida symptoms until he’d stumbled upon the yeast infection youtube channel by Dr. Eric Bakker. He has since seen a naturopath and has treated both issues successfully.