The prostate gland is a major component of the male reproductive system. Most men learn about their prostate gland much later in life, when they face a prostate health problem, or know of someone suffering from it. Sadly, it is estimated that thousands of American men who are over the age of 50 will be diagnosed with some kind of prostate issue. So here are some facts about the prostate gland and what you can do to keep it in good health.
Facts about the Prostate Gland
The prostate continues to grow throughout a man’s life. It doubles in size during puberty and then stabilizes, till a man reaches middle age. In some men, it may undergo a second growth phase, where it may grow considerably in size. This growth may not cause problems for most men. But it can very uncomfortable for some men, and can lead to urinary problems. How? The prostate gland, as mentioned earlier, is below the bladder surrounding the urethra. When it expands, it pushes against the bladder and squeezes the urethra. This can obstruct the flow of urine. Additionally, the urge to go the bathroom increases when the bladder gets compressed.
Here are some signs of an expanding prostate:
Below are some tips you can follow to maintain a healthy prostate: