Prostate – Masters Men’s Clinic For Andropause (Male …

Recommended by Dr. Michael White, Published on January 11th, 2015
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The prostate gland is a walnut sized gland in the male reproductive system just below the bladder that supplies fluid for the sperm during ejaculation.

As men age the prostate gland tends to enlarge, producing a condition called benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). Also, the incidence of prostate cancer increases. These two events happen at a time in a mans life when his testosterone levels are falling. This seems a little puzzling, since it is well known that testosterone stimulates prostate growth and the growth of an existent cancer of the prostate. Obviously there are factors other than testosterone at work to cause the prostate to enlarge and in the initiation of prostate cancer. Because of testosterones stimulatory effect on prostate tissue, the physician and the patient must be vigilant monitoring possible changes within the prostate gland in a man being treated with testosterone.

Prostate Anatomy, Growth and Function

The prostate gland is a vital part of the male reproductive system. Its amazing that today most men know precious little about this gland that does so much for them.

A newborn males prostate is very small about the size of a grain of wheat. The prostate remains very small until puberty. At the onset of puberty it begins to grow dramatically until around the age of twenty.

A healthy adult prostate weighs about 20 25 grams (2/3 to 3/4 of an ounce). It is walnut shaped and it measures 4 x 2 x 3 centimeters (1.6 x 1 x 1.2 inches). It is divided into 2 lobes. It contains smooth muscle cells capable of contracting to expel the prostatic fluid.

As you can see from the illustration below, the prostate surrounds the urethra, which carries urine from the bladder to the penis.

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