Start getting to know your prostate better. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland located between the bladder and the penis. The prostate is just in front of the rectum. The urethra runs through the center of the prostate, from the bladder to the penis, letting urine flow out of the body. Webmd
Getting to know your prostate better! What does the prostate do?
The prostate manufactures about a third of a males sperm. It also produces an ingredient called PSA or prostate-specific antigen, that prevents sperm from sticking together.
The prostate secretes a fluid that nourishes and protects sperm. During ejaculation, the prostate squeezes this fluid into the urethra, and it’s expelled with sperm as semen.
Testicles get all the glory, but they’d be worthless without the prostate.
As a man ages, the prostate grows, as a result, the prostate does not produce as much semen. Subsequently, the prostate continues to enlarge with age.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) — also called prostate gland enlargement is a common condition as a man gets older.
Getting to know your prostate better! Urinary Problems?
Urine travels through the urethra, and the urethra passes through the prostate. Therefore the bigger the prostate gets the more narrow the urethra. The more problems with urinating.
Do you experience any of the following common signs?
Frequent or urgent need to urinate.
Increased need to urinate at night.
Difficult starting to urinate.
Weak urine stream.
Dribbling at end of urination.
Inability to completely empty the bladder.
Consequently, the size of your prostate doesn’t necessarily determine the severity of your symptoms.
Some men with only slightly enlarged prostates can have significant symptoms. While other men with very enlarged prostates can have only minor urinary symptoms.
Getting to know your prostate better! Massaging your prostate may help!
Prostatic massage is thought to help clear the prostatic duct. This duct, or pipeline, runs between your prostate and the rest of your reproductive and urinary system. Therefore, massaging this area may produce a spontaneous secretion of fluid. Finally, this secretion may help clear this duct of any fluids. This could help eliminate any symptoms you’re experiencing.
Learn more about prostate massage at Healthline