Prostate, Functions, Diseases A Simple Guide To The Condition, Diagnosis, Treatment And Related Conditions

by Kenneth Kee

Publisher: Kenneth Kee

Publication Date: November 07, 2018

ISBN: 9780463326145

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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This book describes Prostate, Functions, Diseases, Diagnosis and Treatment and Related Diseases
The prostate is a plum-sized, muscular gland that produces some of the ingredients of semen.
It is located just in front of the rectum and below the bladder where urine is stored.
The prostate surrounds the urethra, the passage that brings the urine from the bladder to the penis.
It is essential for the proper functioning of the male reproductive system.
Function of the Prostate
The prostate only occurs in males.
The prostate produces a fluid that keeps sperm alive while protecting them.
The prostate contracts during ejaculation and sprays its fluid into the urethra.
During ejaculation, sperm travels along two tubes called vas deferens that carries millions of sperm from the testes to the seminal vesicles.
The seminal vesicles are connected to the prostate and provide extra fluid to the semen before it is sent down the urethra.
The location where the vas deferens meets the seminal vesicles is called the ejaculatory duct.
The prostate gland contracts during ejaculation, blocking the opening between the bladder and urethra and pushing semen through at high speed

Prostate fluid
This is the milky fluid produced by the prostate consisting up around 30 percent of the total fluid ejaculated.
Prostate fluid defends the sperm, helping them live longer and be more mobile.
It comprises a number of ingredients, such as enzymes, zinc, and citric acid.
One of the enzymes in prostate fluid is prostate-specific antigen (PSA).
Following ejaculation, PSA makes the thickened semen more liquid, helping sperm move through it more easily, raising their likelihood of successfully fertilizing an egg.
While prostate fluid is slightly acidic, the other constituents of semen make it alkaline overall.
This serves to counter the acidity of the vagina and ...