Prostate issues are among the most common health complaints for men, especially as they age. The prostate is a gland in the male body located just below the bladder that surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine and semen out of the body. It plays a major role in the production of sperm and in male reproductive health.
The prostate often becomes enlarged with age, and may also become inflamed by bacteria, or from certain dietary and lifestyle factors. When this happens, the prostate creates pressure on the urethra, obstructing urinary flow, and often causing a range of urinary issues.