Often times Candida yeast gets dismissed as a "women's" health issue. Even though women do show the symptoms of an overgrowth more prominently, men too can have Candida overgrowth, however it often manifests itself more discretely in other parts of the body.
Women can show classic signs of overgrowth first by chronic yeast infections and UTI's because Candida likes to grown in the body's moist mucus membranes where its always present at low levels – the mouth and entire digestive tract, skin and genitals.
A woman's urinary tract and reproductive system is a perfect place for yeast to proliferate especially when the microbiome is out of balance.
Normally our beneficial bacteria eat Candida yeast and prevent it from dominating these tissues, however due to antibiotics, a high-carb processed diet, stress, and birth control (and countless other factors), our beneficial bacteria get stomped out and Candida begins to overpopulate these areas of the body. Symptoms manifest in the mouth, nose, skin, sexual organs, and respiratory system.
Instead of a vaginal yeast infection, men can experience Candida as digestive issues, food allergies, cravings for carbs and alcohol, irritability and anger, foggy thinking, neurological disturbances, fatigue, or skin conditions like rashes or eczema.
Often they get little to no attention because they are common amongst people today and still considered somewhat ‘normal’.
If left untreated Candida yeast can mutate into its more serious and life threatening fungal form. Candida is unique in this was way as it is opportunistic dimorphic organism, meaning it has the ability to change forms. More on this here: The 5 Stages Of Candida