by Dr. Howard Tay, MD
Special to the Advocate
What is a prostate?
The prostate is a part of the male reproductive system and it is a walnut-sized gland that is located in between your bladder and your penis and front of your rectum. Through the prostate, runs your urethra, letting urine flow out of the body from your bladder. The prostate’s main purpose is to nourish and protect sperm by squeezing fluid into the urethra during ejaculation.
How is the prostate affected by aging?
First of all, the prostate begins to growly slowly by...