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.