The prostate is a sexual gland that, along with the penis and testicles, forms part of the male reproductive system. This reproductive organ surrounds the urethra, the tube through which urine is excreted from the bladder during urination and which also allows the emission of semen during an ejaculation.
The prostate of a young man is about the size of a walnut, although with age it tends to slowly increase in size; it can cause problems if it enlarges too much.
The most common prostate diseases are:
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (prostate adenoma)
- Prostate Cancer
- Acute and chronic prostatitis