By now, we all know the importance of the pelvic floor in relation to incontinence. Yet only 38% of women who suffer from urinary incontinence admit to exercising their pelvic floor. Only 1 in 3 women speak to their doctor about urinary leakage; with 22% of women not even viewing incontinence as a health problem!
Sophie Claus began to suffer from incontinence following a total hysterectomy at age 32. But, she wasn't going to let the incontinence take over. This is her story...
University Professor, Mohamed Abdel-fattah, admitted that he failed to declare £100,000 funding from mesh manufacturer.
Professor Abdel-fattah led the 2012 study that concluded that no patients suffered from thigh pain three years after mesh surgery.
After allegations of research misconduct, a correction to the study was published containing a link to the Professor's own declaration of interests. Thisincludes receiving money from various mesh manufacturers (including Ethicon and Coloplast) for being a consultant and trainer for mesh manufacturers.
Maintaining and improving the strength of your pelvic floor is vital. Whether you choose to stimulate your pelvic floor muscles through internal or external stimulation is up to you, struggling to decide? Why not have the best of both worlds with Kegel8?! Read this blog to learn more...
The Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner is an innovative device that allows the user to choose either internal stimulation of the pelvic floor muscles using a probe, or electrical stimulation via electrode pads on the skin.
When the wrinkles begin to appear, and the grey hairs start to show, there’s no doubt about it – you’re ageing. This is something we have learnt to embrace – it’s natural after all! But one aspect of ageing that women don’t tend to talk about is the deterioration of our pelvic health.
We joke all the time about little leaks and a loose vagina in old age – but these are things that we can prevent! Taking care of your pelvic floor can help to prevent incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse and can even help to improve intimate sensation! Discover what you can do to revitalise your pelvic floor in this blog…
Imagine – it’s the weekend and you’ve had a good few pints in celebration for the end of another week. You stumble home and fall into bed, only to awaken the following morning covered in damp sheets… Was that you? Surely not…
Sound like a familiar situation? Adult bedwetting and alcohol consumption often come hand-in-hand, especially if you already suffer from slight bladder weakness. Read this blog to learn why this could be happening to you, and how you can prevent it!
The use of vaginal pessaries to support pelvic organ prolapse dates back centuries and was written about in the world’s oldest documented medical literature. Historically, pessaries have provided a low-cost and safer alternative surgery and in modern times they can be used for women for whom surgery is either not possible or desired.
In this article Grace Carey explains what a pessary is, how they work, and why you may need one.
Isn't it an amazing feeling when your consultant or GP gives you the all clear after childbirth, or post-hysterectomy/gynaecological surgery?!
But, what can you do to restore your strength?
Louise Field specialises in fitness training for women. Founder of Adore Your Pelvic Floor, Louise delivers workshops in pelvic health and exercise to the community, fitness professionals, and health professionals across the country.
"I can’t remember ever being told to hold my tummy in, but the message got through some how and I like all women am a tummy tucker, who chronically holds her tummy in. That was until I found out this was not helping my pelvic floor."
Check out our blog from women's health and fitness coach and founder of Strong to the Core, Baz Moffat.
Still got that New Year fitness inspiration? Determined to take control of your pelvic health this year? What if Kegel8 could make exercise even easier?
Using an exercise gel with your pelvic toner can help to increase your intimate moisture and help you achieve greater results from your pelvic floor workouts. That’s why, here at Kegel8, we produced an exercise gel lubricant that specifically aims to assist your pelvic floor: The Kegel8 KE Gel Kegel Exercise Lubricant.
Most of us would like to lose weight. But, we’d also like to keep our pelvic health in tip top condition too.
Being healthy and fit is often one of our top priorities. But what happens when improving one part of your health negatively impacts on another? This can often be the case for people who are trying to lose weight.
We’re so focused on improving our outside appearance that we forget that our insides need a little TLC and maintenance too!