Hi there. Eric Bakker, naturopath from New Zealand, author of Candida Crusher, formulator of the Canxida range of products. Thanks for checking out my video. We’re back again. We’re going to now have a look at men. How to recognize the man with a yeast infection? Men are different from women as we all know. How do you know that a guy’s got a yeast infection? Let me read something out of my book and then we’ll explain a bit.
In my clinical practice, 75 percent of patients presenting with yeast infection related problems are females. Yet guys develop yeast related problems as well. In fact, I suspect there are a lot of men out there with a yeast infection, yet do very little about it to get well. They may even pass the problem on to their female companions and then they may get it passed back to them. Women tend to be more keen to get their health onboard than guys.
I saw my father try to conquer his yeast problems for many years. And it was only after many years that he went from doctor to doctor who prescribed drug after drug, finding nothing wrong with him. This was in spite of several trips to the gastroenterologist, where he was examined by way of an endoscope and had a barium enema performed in addition to having every other test thrown at him. The diagnosis was there was no abnormal disease and dad was prescribed yet more antibiotics. That was in 1982.
And unfortunately, almost 30 years on, nothing has changed. Yeast infected patients are still diagnosed by the mainstream doctor as having no abnormal disease if they present to their medical doctor with several yeast related signs and symptoms. If you’ve been to many different people and they can’t find what’s wrong with you, if you suffer from bloating, gas, abdominal discomfort, constipation and diarrhea, if you’ve been on antibiotics. If you can relate to this, do a stool test or go and see someone like me or anyone else who knows about Candida to get checked out because you may have this problem.
How do we recognize a male patient with a Candida yeast infection? I carefully check the toenails and see if there is any athlete’s foot. It could be a fungal nail or there could be infection between the toes. I find that men, for some reason, are known to more commonly complain of athlete’s foot than women do. I’ll often check the hands and scalp carefully, too. Particularly, if they’re manual workers. Guys, in general, tend to be less interested in hand and foot care than female patients. Shoes and socks off and we’ll often find something if we have a good look.
Guys who adjust their groin regularly, so men who move their things around a bit. If you know what I mean. Just go to a bar and look around, especially where alcohol is served. Many men subconsciously touch their groin area and I’ll bet that they’re either oblivious to the fact that they have a yeast infection or too embarrassed to seek treatment. Many of the typical male patients I see are blue collar workers, so these are going to be guys who drive trucks, work as building people, they do physical manual work. They’re working class men who typically enjoy a beer or wine after work. A social drink at the weekend and they snack on sweet stuff. They may not have the best diet and when carefully questioned, you’ll find they burp, bloat and fart, which is quite typical for a guy that drinks beer and has a yeast infection.
White collar office workers, so these are guys that maybe earn a bit more money. These guys also work under high stress especially. They work long hours at the office. Many of them often drink alcohol and they eat over computers. They might eat take away food or eat out commonly with their colleagues. Some spend time with clients and conduct business over lunch and dinner or at conventions and go to business meetings and typically alcohol is served. They’ll go out. They’ll spend the night out drinking again and partying. It’s all quite common.
Men with yeast infections are typically the ones who consume lots of beer, bread and sweet foods. Those who crave alcohol in general are prime candidates for Candida. And if they don’t crave alcohol, they’ll crave sweet things like candies, chocolates, licorice. It could be cookies or cakes or sweet foods or soda drinks. These are all commonly consumed.
Men whose wives suffer from vaginal thrush or yeast infection. The problem gets passed from the female to the male and then back to the male again. Men are typically troubled by recurring digestive problems like abdominal pains, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, heartburn, flatulence. Men who’ve taken recurring courses of antibiotics for prostatitis, for acne, for sinusitis, for chest infections or any kind of infection. The doctor may have given them antibiotics and then may have given them another round and another round.
Psoriasis. Check to see if a man has any of the typical or not so typical signs of Candida if he has psoriasis. If a man comes to my clinic with psoriasis, the first thing I check are digestive problems and I check for a yeast infection. When I did write my book on psoriasis, I found that three quarters of people with psoriasis, in fact, have Candida yeast infections. There is, in fact, strong research linking both these conditions.
Prostatitis. I have seen time and time again the male’s prostate problems often disappear entirely once his yeast infection is cleared up. Guys with prostatitis or urinary issues respond very well to Candida treatment. These need to be aggressively treated. These cases are especially hard to solve. If they’re beer or bourbon drinkers, or whiskey drinkers or whatever, they have to stop. You can’t clear prostatitis up in a male if he drinks alcohol all the time. And, of course, poor motivation, depression or anxiety, ongoing stress related issues. These are things you need to look out for. If a guy does get depressed or anxious long term and he’s got problems, he needs to be checked out for this condition.
I hope that gives you a bit of an insight into men and yeast infections. Don’t forget to subscribe. Don’t forget also please to do my yeast infection quiz if you’re a guy watching this or a female who suspects her male partner may have a yeast infection. Go to yeastinfection.org and do my quiz. And also, check out Canxida.com for some good natural solutions on yeast infections.