National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on Prostate Diseases is the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
The prostate is a gland. It helps make semen, the fluid that contains sperm. The prostate surrounds the tube that carries urine away from the bladder and out of the body. A young man's prostate is about the size of a walnut. It slowly grows larger with age. If it gets too large, it can cause problems. This is very common after age 50. The older men get, the more likely they are to have prostate trouble.
Some common problems are
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
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