What is the Prostate?

what is prostate

The prostate is a gland in men’s bodies that is essential to the reproductive system. The prostate gland often causes health problems, particularly for men who are older than 50-years-old, which is why it is important to understand the characteristics and function of the prostate, the potential diseases associated to it, and how to improve its health.

The prostate gland is located below the man’s bladder, near the penis and just in front of the rectum. The walnut-sized gland is placed around the urethra, a small tunnel that runs from the bladder to the penis in order to let urine and semen flow out of the body. The prostate is responsible for the production of a fluid that nourishes and protects sperm. The vasa deferentia brings sperm from the testicles to the seminal vesicles. During ejaculation, the seminal vesicles contribute fluid to semen, the prostate squeezes this fluid into the urethra, and it is then expelled through the urethra.

Read more about it: http://bit.ly/1lo2tTj

 

Tagged , , .

Marta graduated from Universidade Fernando Pessoa in Porto with a degree in Communication Sciences and a Masters degree in New Communication Technologies. She has experience in social media, worked with several media channels, and has also worked as a freelance photographer and a graphic artist for almost 10 years.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *