Yeast infection is an issue more commonly attributed to women. The advertisements and even physicians label this as a woman's infection. What is less known is that men can and do get yeast infections. Yeast infection is caused by a notorious fungus known as candida albicans.
Yeast can be found naturally in the body and some of the parts in men are the mouth, skin, gut, anus, penis and the list goes on. The causes can be similar to women, but certain aspects of the condition can appear in a different manner in men than in women. Treatment of this condition is generally similar in both men and women, with both traditional and natural treatment options available for the infection.
Men suffering with yeast infection feel soreness and irritation at the head of penis. Men suffering with it feel blisters and itchy reddish bumps on the head of penis. Regular or frequent discharge of white secretion is also a common symptom of it. Both the men and women can develop signs and symptoms of yeast infections in their mouths and throats, though this is more commonly seen in men.
The mouth is a perfect breeding ground for yeast, being warm, wet, and dark most of the time. Male yeast infections can be caused by a number of things and there are many factors that can add to the risk of having yeast infection.
Bear in mind however that the presence of Candida on the human body is perfectly natural, providing the growth doesn't get out of control. Essentially, the fungus can be found predominantly in the areas of the body that tend to be moist, and as such, certain conditions can by all accounts encourage the growth of Candida.
Like women, men also become primary victims of yeast infection affecting their genital parts. Penile yeast infection is prevalent in men. Discoloration of penis, pain during sexual intercourse, strong yeasty smell during urination, skin irritation, burning and skin itching are some of the common symptoms found in men infected with yeast overgrowth.
In fact, candida is present in all the exposed areas of our bodies as long as these conditions are present, even if they are in their mildest forms. The problem arises when the fungus overgrows to an uncontrollable state, which is exactly what the term candidiasis refers to. Most products sourced this way are applied directly to the area exhibiting the symptom(s) and some of these can be effective in the short term. But the problem is that the symptoms nearly always reappear because the treatment is not addressing the root cause which is the Candida Albicans.
Men should know that there are several causes for yeast infection that might be prevented with careful oversight. First of all, a healthy, balanced diet that includes a variety of fruits and vegetables can help to ward off yeast infections by, again, maintaining a healthy balance of bacteria in the digestive system.Mainstream treatment for male yeast infection is usually prescribed or over-the-counter topical creams etc. But, the Candida albicans can become resistant to the drugs. And they tend to address the symptoms rather than the root cause and underlying conditions.
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