04 Dec The prostate gland such a small thing so why does it cause so much trouble?
So why is the prostate gland important to men and women.
Why does it cause so many problems?
The prostate gland is a man thing it is in a capsule just below the bladder and with the back of the prostate capsule close to the rectum, hence the value of a Digital (finger ) Rectal Examination (DRE).
The function of the prostate gland is like that of a middle man who has his own manufacturing process.
It all starts in the testicles where sperm is produced.
At this stage the sperm that is made is a jelly like substance which passes from the testicles through a ‘tube’ known as Vas Deferens (no relation to any Dutch footballer!!) the Vas Deferens allow this sperm to pass through it into a ‘holding bay’ known as the seminal vesicle (a flexible storage container) the seminal vesicle sits on the top of the prostate gland.
Here is where the magic begins in the manufacturing workshop.
Fluid leaves the prostate gland joins up with the sperm jelly at the same time that it is released from the seminal vesicle.
This mixing process turns the jelly like sperm substances into liquid form which is then ready to be released during ejaculation and the magic trick is that with the help of those wonderful people women you and I are created.
A man without a prostate needs to have a good memory and an understanding partner which is why ALL men should take great care of their prostate health as life without one can be enjoyable but it is just that much more difficult.
Thanks to Prof Roger Kirby (Prostate Centre-London) for his book “the prostate small gland big problem” the inspiration for many things I do in the name of the red sock campaign.