The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that produces
semen, the fluid that transports sperm. After
a man turns 50, or in those with urinary
symptoms, the prostate may begin to need
support. And men who have CFS/FMS
can be particularly vulnerable to a form of
prostate irritation called prostadynia.
The prostate rings the urethra, the tube
that transports ejaculate and drains urine
from the bladder. As the prostate expands
in size, the urethra may be squeezed and
narrowed, causing urinary symptoms such
as frequent urination (particularly during
the night), urgency, difficulty starting the
stream, a weaker stream, dribbling at the
end, and incomplete emptying.