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Yeast Infection in Men

Posted Aug 17 2012 6:33am
The words “yeast infection” usually conjure up images of television commercials featuring products designed for women, so it’s easy to see why yeast infections are generally thought of as an exclusively female problem. The truth is, a yeast infection in men is not uncommon. Since men usually aren’t aware of this fact, they may be completely mystified when symptoms arise, and might not know what to do. They may even feel awkward going to the store and purchasing ointment in little pink boxes designed for women. Luckily, there is a yeast infection treatment designed for both sexes, and it can be ordered online to avoid public embarrassment.  To learn more about this highly effective treatment and get rid of your yeast infection problem for good continue reading below.

The article below discusses:

    How to Treat a Yeast Infection in Men

What Causes a Yeast Infection?

Yeast infections are caused by Candida yeast, which are always present in even the healthiest of people. Occasionally the yeast will begin to grow out of control if conditions in the body are favorable to them. For example, the immune system usually keeps microorganisms under control, but in people with compromised immune systems yeast can begin to multiply more rapidly than the body can fight it. The most common cause of a yeast infection in men is a compromised immune system. An immune system can be weakened by a variety of factors, including but not limited to:

    Infection with the HIV virus, or active AIDS
    Undergoing treatment for cancer
    Nutritional deficiency
    Significant stress
    Imbalance of pH levels
    Other undiagnosed health issues

Some of these factors, such as cancer treatment or the HIV virus, are unavoidable once they have affected a person. Others can be controlled through various lifestyle changes such as eating a healthy diet and lowering stress levels. Immune boosting foods such as fruits and vegetables should be consumed in order to meet the body’s need for necessary vitamins. If this is a major concern, a holistic treatment plan may be the best course of action.

There are other conditions which may contribute to a yeast infection in men. For example, antibiotic use is sometimes necessary to fight off bacterial infections, but antibiotics can also kill off the beneficial bacteria that help to keep yeast in check. The end result can be a yeast infection. This is why it is so important to avoid using antibiotics unless absolutely necessary. Do not ask your doctor to prescribe these medications for conditions like the common cold, which are caused by a virus and are not helped by antibiotics. Hormones in meat and dairy products can also be the culprit. Adopting a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, or at least switching to antibiotic-free meat and dairy products, can be beneficial for those with hormone imbalances or chronic yeast infections.

Diabetics can also be prone to yeast infections, because the excess amounts of sugar in their systems provide the ideal environment for yeast to thrive. The pancreas does not produce enough insulin to help the body metabolize sugars efficiently, and all the extra sugar in the body basically acts as a feeding ground for yeast, helping it to multiply rapidly out of control. Anyone who suffers from recurrent yeast infections and also has other symptoms of diabetes should immediately be tested for this serious disorder.
Can a Yeast Infection Be Sexually Transmitted?

While yeast infections often occur naturally, without one person transmitting it to another, they can also be brought on by sexual contact. Those who suffer yeast infections can indeed pass on the infection to their partners. In fact, some couples suffer recurrent yeast infections because they pass it back and forth between them. Any time symptoms appear, abstaining from sex until infection is either ruled out or completely cured is essential to prevent spreading it to your partner. A recurrent yeast infection in men are often due to an infection which has been passed back and forth between partners.
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