Candida and Prostatitis

Prostatitis

Prostatitis common and debilitating

About 8% of men over 50 years of age from swelling of the prostate gland or prostatitis (1, 2). Prostatitis can cause a number of chronic problems including pain, redness, swelling, blood in urination, frequent urination, and sexual dysfunction (1). Prostatitis is also associated with higher levels of PSA= prostate specific antigen which associated with higher risk of prostate cancer.

Prostatitis can be caused by chronic bacterial or fungal infections(1). Fungal prostatitis ie especially common in elderly, hospitalized, catheterized, and immunosuppressed patients (2). Fungal prostatitis is commonly caused by Candida species, especially Candida albicans and glabrata (2).

 

ANTIFUNGAL TREATMENT MAY BE HELPFUL FOR PROSTATITIS

An Egyptian study reported that anti-fungal treatment may be very helpful for men with chronic prostatitis (3). One thousand consecutive male patients with chronic prostatitis (average age 34 years) were treated for two weeks with a low-carbohydrate diet and the antifungal drug fluconazole .  Over 80% of men with prostatitis (803 of 1,000) reported significantly improvement of prostatitis symptoms.  Successful treatment was also associated with significant reductions in PSA levels (3).

Related Articles:

The Problem with the PSA-Prostate Test

Research and References:

 

1. Sandhu J, Tu HYV. Recent advances in managing chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome. F1000Research. 2017;6.

2. Demirci A, Bozlak N, Turkel S. Chronic prostatitis developing due to candida infection: A case diagnosed 20 years later and review of up-to-date literature. Urology case reports. 2018;20:88-9.

3. Kotb AF, Ismail AM, Sharafeldeen M, Elsayed EY. Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: the role of an antifungal regimen. Cent European J Urol. 2013;66(2):196-9.

Share on facebook
Share on Facebook
Share on reddit
Share on Reddit
Share on email
Share via Email
Share on twitter
Share on Twitter

Leave a Reply

Recent Articles

Featured Sponsor

Watch Us

Follow Us

Doug's Books

Doug Kaufmann has written many books that cover a full range or health issues. Find out which of his books best suits you by clicking the button below.

The Kaufmann Diet

Doug Kaufmann developed his diet after years studying the clinical effects of pathogenic fungi on the body. Fungi and yeasts can become parasitic organisms on and inside our body, causing health problems that can be difficult to diagnose. Learn more about the Kaufmann Diet, change your life and know the cause.

The Science of Fungus

We encourage all visitors to this site to take some time and study these technical articles prior to initiating lifestyle changes, including dietary changes and to do so with their physician’s awareness and approval. The articles posted in this link are scientific and with few exceptions are taken from medical journals familiar to healthcare workers.

Our Healthy Recipes

Looking for help assembling antifungal Kaufmann Diet approved recipes for breakfast, lunch or dinner? We have several videos, books and recipe write ups here on Know the Cause that will help your health journey. The recipes in this section are so good, you’ll feel like you’re indulging. No sacrifice needed! Enjoy.

Sign-up for our newsletter and get the latest content from Know the Cause.