Bladder Control

Is your bladder starting to rule your life?

There are an estimated 4 – 6 million men and women of all ages in the UK who are affected by some kind of bladder problem. Quite often we just put it down to getting older but we are here to tell you that a ‘weak bladder’ is not inevitable!

In a recent US study it was found that 1 in 5 college-age females (17 – 22 years olds) suffered ‘bladder leaks’.

Now, however we dress it up, whether it is a ‘few leaks’ when we cough or sneeze or a knicker-changing disaster it still means one thing – that we do not have control over our bladder, and it doesn’t have to be that way!

Dr Chris Steele has been ITV This Morning's resident GP for over 25 years, and spoke to us about the importance of keeping your pelvic floor strong and healthy, and gave us some advice on the best way to keep your pelvic floor in the very best condition.

Pelvic floor weakness and lack of bladder control is extremely common, with over 1 in 3 women suffering at some point in their lives. Dr Chris Steele says: 'When your pelvic floor is weak and you strain yourself, your bladder will leak any time you sneeze, laugh or cough. Childbirth weakens, tears and damages the pelvic floor muscles and with each subsequent child, it adds insult to injury.

But it's not just childbirth that weakens the pelvic floor. Dr Chris says: 'Once you hit menopause, the oestrogen levels drop and you lose elasticity and tone. Women tend to suffer in silence for an average of five years before they visit their GP. One way to treat pelvic floor problems and bladder weakness is to exercise the muscles. The use of electronic pelvic floor exercisers stimulates the right muscles in the right way for a precise work out.'

That's where a Kegel8 pelvic toner comes in. You don't need to suffer in silence, you can prevent and treat embarrassing leaks in just minutes a day, in the comfort and privacy of your own home.