It may not always seem like it, but the male body is truly a miracle of nature. Will you join us on a journey through our own bodies? In this article we take a closer look at two hot topics: the prostate and testosterone.
The male body: Construction and shape
There are quite a few things that make men unique. Think of the broad shoulders, the extra muscle mass or that specific body hair. We owe all this to one thing: the hormone testosterone.
Testosterone, the main male sex hormone, is an essential building block of the male body. During puberty it ensures the development of those typical male characteristics. Yes, we're talking about body and facial hair, that deeper voice and muscle growth. But that is not everything! Testosterone also affects sex drive and plays a role in the production of red blood cells and sperm.
Reproductive system: From sperm to reproduction
Men have a task that should not be underestimated in the reproductive process.
The prostate: A key player in fertility
The prostate plays an important role in the reproductive system. This small organ provides much of the fluid in which the sperm swim, which is crucial for reproduction. The prostate also ensures healthy urine flow, due to its position around the urethra.
The prostate and testosterone: Health concerns
Although problems can occur in any part of our body, it is good to keep an eye on the prostate and testosterone levels. Your prostate can grow and low testosterone levels lead to fatigue, decreased libido and mood swings.