Many men suffer from prostate problems. Statistically, 3 out of 5 men aged 50 and over are affected. Frequent urge to urinate, pain when urinating and a permanent feeling of residual urine affect the quality of their physical and emotional life. The result is often a stunted sex life, which adversely affects marriages and relationships.
The prostate in detail
The prostate is an internal sex gland that is situated between the bladder and the pelvis. As a rule, the prostate gland weighs no more than 25 grams and is the size of a chestnut.
The primary task of the prostate is secretion formation. It is also involved in sperm formation, hormone metabolism and ejaculation. In the prostate, the sex hormone testosterone is converted to dihydrotestosterone.
The prostate can generally be divided into the following three zones:
- Periurethral zone (covers the urethra between the mound and the bladder neck)
- Inner zone (here is the spray channel)
- External zone (main part of the prostate mass)