December 08, 2007

Male Yeast Infection

Male yeast infection is widely misunderstood and is a much overlooked disease today. This report explains their causes, symptoms, and natural treatments without drugs and unwanted side effects. Recent advances have made it possible to eliminate yeast from the body by treating the cause and not just the very uncomfortable effects and symptoms...

Most men will go through life never knowing that they have a candida or fungal infection because it is extremely difficult to detect since men are built different than women. Women will get a vaginal infection and this is the clue that things are amiss in their body. Whereas men will have absolutely no idea they may have a male yeast infection until it creates other problems with their health.

Usually, men are informed by their significant other that she has a yeast infection, so the chances are he has it too. Most doctors will prescribe an anti-fungal and suggest that the man takes it also, other wise he will give it back to her.

This is very true and worse, I am afraid, especially if she has a vaginal infection. During sex, the males urethra is exposed and vulnerable to a male yeast infection from an infected female. The yeast can travel up the urethral canal and settle in the prostate gland.

Now you may not have problems for years but prostate cancer and prostate problems are affecting almost every male at some point in their life. Think about it, boys and young girls do not get reproductive yeast infections as near as often as adults, do they? Boys also do not have prostate problems or girls ever need a hysterectomy. This obviously shows me that sex is an additional cause of infections.

Yeast is used to raise bread in cooking. Isn't it possible that it can swell a prostate gland?

Men who drink beer have been known to have skin yeast on their penis. They are usually totally unaware they have a male yeast infection due to the outside temperature of the skin being about 77 degrees keeping the infection dormant. But the vaginal canal, being a very inviting place for yeast to grow, can activate the infection in the woman. Before the female notices symptoms, she can give it right back to the male, and it can travel up the urethral canal settling in the prostate. It then literally becomes a ticking time bomb.

In some cases, male yeast infections will be noticeable as a penile yeast infection that has dry cracked skin although the infection can occur most anywhere on the skin. When the man has an erection, this skin can crack and be extremely painful.

How Do Men Get A Male Yeast Infection?
All the causes of male yeast infection are the same for any other fungus infection including sex. Most often the good bacteria to yeast ratio in your digestive system becomes unbalanced, allowing the yeast fungi to thrive and spread to other parts of the body.

Male and yeast infection in boys most common causes are antibiotics, alcohol, beer, sex, wheat products, corn products, peanuts, barley, and a weakened immune system.

These common food products are universally contaminated with molds. We all unknowingly eat them thinking they are perfectly safe, but they are not in most cases since they are usually contaminated with molds and fungus. The powerful effect of molds in the body and modern medicine is best illustrated in the following paragraphs.

Take for instance Penicillin, discovered in 1928 by Dr. Fleming as he was running an experiment with mold from bread(wheat product). He took some of this mold and added it to his dish of live bacteria. What he noticed was that the mold completely cleared out the bacteria. The fungus killed the bacteria just as it does in your digestive system when you take antibiotics.

Think back how many times in your life you went to the doctor for a chest cold, or what ever it may have been, and you were prescribed an antibiotic. You took it, the cold cleared up and you thought everything was ok. What you didn't know is the antibiotic killed your good bacteria, also. Not all of it, since we have in a normal healthy human digestive system about 70 trillion beneficial bacteria, but you killed some allowing the male yeast infection to spread throughout your body. You have a cold beer every now and then, you killed some more. Male yeast infection thrives on beer and helps it grow due to the yeast being used in its production. You eat food unknowingly that contains molds, you killed some more. You eat sugar-laden foods, which feed the infection allowing it to grow and spread. This goes on until the fungus takes a good hold in your digestive system and becomes systemic. Piercing the lining of the intestine and spreading throughout the body. There have been cases of yeast encasing people's hearts and causing it to shut down.

The bottom line is you have let your immune system get worn down by the constant introduction of molds to your body. That is when you begin to experience some of the symptoms...

Common Male Yeast Infection Symptoms
Here are some of the more common symptoms you may experience with a male yeast infection. For more symptoms please see Symptom page link to the left.

Men and boys most commonly experience digestive problems and all the related problems as the number one symptom.

The more common symptoms of male yeast infection are constipation, bad breath, bloating, indigestion, frequent intestinal gas, frequent diarrhea, very loose stools, sexual dysfunction, irratibility and mood swings, fatigue or lack of energy, memory loss, jock itch, dry itchy flaky skin, athletes feet, and prostate problems.

You may also develop a craving for sweets, pastas, chips, etc. Any of the foods that feed the male yeast infection since the parasite demands to be fed, and you will more than likely feed it, until you realize you have it, and do something about it.

The Male Yeast Infection Simple Home Test
There is a simple test to see if you have a male yeast infection. The very first thing when you wake up in the morning, before you even get out of bed, spit twice into the glass of water that you left on your nightstand from the night before. Now over the course of the next 15 minutes watch the glass of water. If your spit just kind of dissolves and dissipates in the water, you do not have an infection.

If on the other hand it becomes cloudy, with strings, sinks to the bottom, looks like spider webs, you more than likely have it. If there is sediment in the bottom of the glass after 30 minutes or so then you have parasites also and will have to deal with them first. It will be very noticeable, so don't worry about being unsure if you have it or not. In most cases, you will be able to tell in the first 5 minutes.

The Male Yeast Infection on The Penis or Other Genital Skin Areas

You can use Lotrimin that can be obtained at a pharmacy or Gentian Violet , which is a natural and safe alternative. One word of warning; Gentain Violet will stain your clothes purple. People have reported that spraying your clothes with hair spray or Zout stain remover before washing takes the stains out.

Another very good male yeast infection product, or for any other yeast infection of the skin, that is applied directly on the skin is Aceium. It has been found to work for skin yeast when nothing else will, including the high powered prescription creams.

Other herbs for male yeast infections that you can use are Nutribiotic Liquid Grapefruit Seed Extract and Oregamax diluted in water so it does not burn the skin. Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil can also be used directly on the penal yeast infection.

If your male yeast infection does not respond you probably have herpes and what you are looking at is herpes sores, not yeast.

You cannot get rid of herpes but you can easily keep it under control. Herpes is a virus and like any other virus travels from cell to cell by secretion of an enzyme that digests a hole in the cell wall. Once inside the virus wines and dines and alters the genetic code of the cell. It then digests a way out and enters the cell next to the infected cell by the same process.

By taking things that strengthen the cell wall the virus will be able to enter the cell but it is much harder for it to do so. However, a strong cell will not let the virus get out and spread to the next cell. The immune system then has the time to target the bad cell and removes it from the body.

Cell walls are made out of 60% collagen, 35% fats, and 5% is various other common minerals. Collagen is primarily made out of vitamin c, l-lysine, and l-proline. So if you supplement with these things on a daily basis your herpes infection will not be become active. You can get a pre-made formula called Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids, Querticin, Green Tea, L-lysine and L-Proline if it is more convenient to take it that way. I suggest 24 capsules a day in the beginning then 8 to 12 capsules a day for maintenance.

Or you can get these items separately with impeccable quality in mind as Vitamin C Powder, L-lysine, and L-proline here. Separate doses would be 1 tsp V-C, 1500mgs L-lysine, and 1500mgs L-proline. Double the two aminos in the beginning then drop down for maintenance.

Intestinal or systemic male yeast infection is treated in much the same way as all other fungal infections.

Adapted from: yeastinfectionadvisor