Men’s Yeast Infections


Men’s Yeast Infections Are Common

Men’s yeast infections are just as common as women’s yeast infections. In my clinical practice, about seventy five percent of patients presenting with yeast-infection related problems are women, yet guys develop yeast related problem as well. If fact, I suspect that there are a lot of men out there who have yeast infections yet do little about getting well.

I saw my father try to conquer his yeast problems for many years, and it was only after many years that he went to a doctor who prescribed him an antibiotic after finding nothing wrong with him. And this was in spite of several trips to the gastroenterologist where he was examined by way of an endoscopy and had a barium enema performed in addition to having every other test thrown at him. The diagnosis was that there was “no abnormal disease” and dad was prescribed yet more antibiotics. This was in 1982, and unfortunately today almost thirty years on nothing much has changed, candida yeast infected patients are still diagnosed today by the mainstream doctors as having no abnormal disease if they present to their medical doctor with several yeast related signs and symptoms. So take heed, if you have done the rounds, consulted many different practitioners then I strongly urge you to consider candida treatment.

How To Recognize The Male Candida Patient

  • I carefully check the toenails and see if there is any athlete’s foot, I find that men for some reason unknown more commonly complain of athlete’s foot than women do. I will often check the hands and scalp carefully too, particularly if they are manual workers. Guys in general have a tendency to be less interested in hand and foot care and every male patient who I suspect of having a yeast infection will be asked to take his shoes and socks off – and what do I find? Athlete’s foot.
  • Guys who adjust their groin region regularly, 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 are either oblivious to the fact that they have a yeast infection or are too embarrassed to seek any treatment.
  • Many of the typical male candida patients I see are the blue-collar workers, or working class men. They typically enjoy a beer, rum and coke, bourbon, wine, etc, after work, a social drink at weekend and snack on sweet foods. They may not have the best of diets and when questioned carefully you will find that they bloat, burp and have plenty of gas.
  • White-collar (office) workers also get yeast infections; many are under stress and work long hours at the office. They may drink alcohol as well and may not have the healthiest of diets with take-out meals occurring regularly. Some spend time with clients and conduct business over lunch, dinner or at conventions where alcohol is often served as well.
  • Men with yeast infections are typically the ones who consume lots of beer, bread and sweet foods. Guys who crave alcohol in general are prime candidates for yeast infections.
  • Men who like sweet snacks or foods – like candies, chocolates, licorice, etc. This may also be cookies, cakes or any sweet foods or drinks like soda drinks.
  • Men whose wives suffer from vaginal thrush or yeast related problems, the problem gets passed from one to the other.
  • Men who are typically troubled by recurrent digestive problems like abdominal pains, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, heartburn and flatulence (gas).
  • Men who have taken recurrent courses of antibiotics for prostatitis, acne, sinusitis or for other similar circumstances.
  • Psoriasis – check to see here if the man has any other typical or not so typical signs and symptoms of candida. If a man comes to my clinic with psoriasis the first thing I check for are digestive problems and treat accordingly. There is research now strongly linking psoriasis with candida. Show me a person with chronic psoriasis who hasn’t got serious dysbiosis and candida, you will hard pressed in finding one, I guarantee it.
  • Prostatitis – I have seen time and again that the male’s prostate problems often disappear entirely once his yeast infection has been thoroughly cleared, and you will find this too especially if you treat the cause of the yeast infection. Guys with prostatitis or urinary issues respond very well to candida treatment, treat aggressively, these cases can be especially hard to solve if compliance is poor, are they beer drinkers?
  • Poor motivation, depression and anxiety or any one of many different disorders may develop in men (like my father) who remain without a firm diagnosis for candida. Low moods make it harder to bust a yeast infection, because various eating problems can be found in guys with self-esteem or mood issues, especially if they have a problem with their sex life and can’t perform when they would like to. Food, drink and sex are some of the biggest likes for the big boys, apart from sports, hunting, fishing and football or course.


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  • Mr. Bakker,
    I have Prostatitis that has not responded to antibiotics. I did have some improvement after 2 weeks on diflucon. However, I relapsed 12 days later. Maybe there is no short answer, but why does diflucon help some, but not a then a relapse?

    • Hi Paul,

      Because your yeast infection is most probably resistant to different kinds of antibiotics – something I commonly see. You are best to treat your prostatitis with natural medicines and the kind of dietary recommendations I make in my book Candida Crusher.

      All the best, Eric

  • Aloha Dr. Bakker,

    Everything you have described about Candida I’ve experienced. I believe I have been battling Candida for over 20 years since I was 16 years old when I took antibiotics for a Sinus Infection.

    Do you have a practice that sees patients or can you practice over the Internet? I have been working with Dr. Daniel Kalish but haven’t had great results.

    Please advise.


    Kailua, Oahu

    • Aloha David,

      You can easily book in to see me, just book in at ericbakker.com
      You should find teh Book New button quite easy. I have patients in over 40 countries, all on Skype or FaceTime (Mac)

      All the best