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22 October 2018 260 Views
Why Does Menopause Cause Weight Gain?

Why Does Menopause Cause Weight Gain?

Weight gain during midlife is extremely common. Nearly three-quarters of women aged 60 and over are overweight. But, did you know that one inevitable life event can cause you to pile on the pounds?

A whole host of factors cause weight gain as you grow older, however for women, menopause is one of the leading factors that causes the scales to rise.

21 October 2018 374 Views
Trick or Treat Your Pelvic Floor This Halloween

Trick or Treat Your Pelvic Floor This Halloween

Ghosts and ghouls can be scary but suffering from a pelvic floor disorder can be absolutely terrifying. There are hundreds of contradicting facts about the pelvic floor that it’s hard to determine wrong from right.

But, it’s time to get rid of the skeletons in the cupboard as this Halloween, Kegel8 are helping you to decipher the difference between tricking your pelvic floor and treating it.

19 October 2018 53 Views
Kegel8 - Spreading Menopause Positivity and Encouraging Ladies to Speak Up

Kegel8 - Spreading Menopause Positivity and Encouraging Ladies to Speak Up

Kegel8 and the menopause received a huge amount of attention yesterday, with mentions across multiple media channels including Radio 4’s Women’s Hour, Glamour Magazine, Hull Daily Mail, BBC Radio Humberside, and even the House of Commons!

With discussions happening in the House of Commons (finally!) and radio segments dedicated to discussing the menopause, here at Kegel8 we’re excited about the strides we’re making when it comes to lifting the lid on the menopause. But there’s still a way to go…

19 October 2018 65 Views
Making Menopause Matter in the House of Commons

Making Menopause Matter in the House of Commons

World Menopause Day saw vast support nationwide across multiple media platforms, and this year the recognition even reached as far as the House of Commons.

Despite only 11 women and 4 men participating in the proceedings, the debate was still able to raise some powerful and inspiring messages surrounding the menopause.

19 October 2018 42 Views
Kegel8 Calls To Remove Taboo Surrounding The Menopause

Kegel8 Calls To Remove Taboo Surrounding The Menopause

Taboos are being continuously broken down in today’s society. We have tackled mental health. We are tackling the #MeToo movement. But, one of the last-standing taboos that remain for women is the menopause.

On World Menopause Day (18th October), a Hull Daily Mail article featured Kegel8 Founder and Managing Director, Stephanie Taylor, and her mission to remove the taboo surrounding the menopause.

19 October 2018 150 Views
What Is It Like To Go Through Premature Menopause?

What Is It Like To Go Through Premature Menopause?

When you hear the word ‘menopause’ it’s hard not to picture a middle-aged woman facing hot flushes and night sweats. But, what happens when you experience the menopause at a considerably younger age?

6% of women enter an early menopause, either naturally, surgically or as a result of cancer treatment.

An article published on World Menopause Day (18th October) by Glamour magazine follows the story of a young girl named Annabel May who found herself experience menopause at the tender age of 15.

19 October 2018 51 Views
BBC's Woman's Hour are Keeping Menopause Talk Positive

BBC's Woman's Hour are Keeping Menopause Talk Positive

With female life expectancy in the UK rising to an average of 83, most women will be post-menopausal for one third of their lives. It is very important for women to be able to navigate their way through that time of their lives and make their experience of menopause a positive one.

Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour host, Tina Daheley, spoke to Jo McEwan, co-founder of Hot Flush, about the menopause and keeping it positive on World Menopause Day (18th October).

17 October 2018 88 Views
MESH LATEST Update - UK Regulators Approved Vaginal Mesh Usage Before Safety Trials

MESH LATEST Update - UK Regulators Approved Vaginal Mesh Usage Before Safety Trials

During the past two decades, thousands of women have turned to vaginal mesh implants in the hopes of treating pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. The promise of a pelvic floor miracle drew many women in, yet none of them ever expected the agony that they were to be left in.

The usage of vaginal mesh in pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence surgery has caused chronic pain for thousands of women, so why was it ever approved as a safe method of treatment?

15 October 2018 462 Views
Keeping Your Pelvic Floor Strong Throughout Menopause

Keeping Your Pelvic Floor Strong Throughout Menopause

As we age, it seems that everything progressively goes downhill. Your skin, your libido, your pelvic floor. This is the fault of the dreaded, unavoidable phenomenon that is menopause. Does it instil you with fear? Well, what if we told you that Kegel8 could help this World Menopause Day?

Set up by the British Menopause Society, World Menopause Day aims to highlight the impact of menopause on every aspect of women’s lives in the UK.

12 October 2018 68 Views
Do You Need to Take Vitamin D Supplements?

Do You Need to Take Vitamin D Supplements?

Recently, major studies into the effects of Vitamin D have concluded that the public do not need to supplement with Vitamin D. This conclusion is based on the findings that there is no proven health benefit of taking Vitamin D to improve bone health. This may cause a lot of people to say adios and throw away their supplements, but hold your horses, as supplementing with Vitamin D is essential for a range of other health benefits too!