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12 October 2018 26 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!

11 October 2018 72 Views
The Impact of Obesity on Your Pelvic Floor

The Impact of Obesity on Your Pelvic Floor

Pizza. Noodles. Curry. Fajitas. Is your mouth watering yet? Now and again we all like to treat our taste buds to a cheat day. But what happens when your cheat day turns into a cheat week, or month, or year..?

11th October marks the 4th annual World Obesity Day. Run by the World Obesity Federation, the campaign aims to stimulate and support practical solutions to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and to reverse the obesity crisis. This year the campaign focuses on changing and ending obesity stigma once and for all.

One condition that is often left out of this narrative is the effect of obesity on the pelvic floor.

8 October 2018 248 Views
How Does Mental Health Affect Your Pelvic Floor?

How Does Mental Health Affect Your Pelvic Floor?

This Wednesday marks the 26th annual World Mental Health Day. Organised by the World Health Organisation, the campaign aims to provide an opportunity to show your support for better mental health and to start looking after your own wellbeing. This year’s theme surrounds young people and mental health in a changing world.

Typically, when we think of pelvic floor disorders, we imagine a middle-aged, menopausal woman who has one too many oops leaking moments. However, this isn’t always the case as 1.5 million people aged between 15-44 experience continence issues.

1 October 2018 45 Views
Can You Pamper Away Your Pelvic Pain?

Can You Pamper Away Your Pelvic Pain?

When you suffer from a pelvic floor disorder, your go-to treatment often attacks the problem internally; Kegel exercises, medication, surgery… But on your journey to finding that almighty cure, you may benefit from some relief along the way.

Soaking your body in Epsom salts is known to be an effective therapy for a variety of pelvic floor problems, and now, Kegel8 is here to help you find relief.

1 October 2018 127 Views
The Impact of Smoking on Your Pelvic Health

The Impact of Smoking on Your Pelvic Health

Smoking is bad for you. We all know that. It’s bad for your skin, your throat, your lungs, your heart... the list goes on. Your lungs aren’t the finish line for cigarette smoke, in fact, they’re not even the half way mark. Smoking and its detrimental effects can work their way through your body, right down to your pelvic floor.

This #Stoptober, Kegel8 are here to help you recognise the impact of smoking on your pelvic health. The Kegel8 team are offering a helping hand (or probe!) to keep you motivated on your journey to quitting for good.

11 September 2018 87 Views
Is It Normal For Adults To Wet The Bed?

Is It Normal For Adults To Wet The Bed?

This Tuesday marks national ‘Make Your Bed’ day, which for some is an easy process. But, just how easy is making your bed when you’ve got to wash your covers every other day?

Stereotypically, we associate bedwetting with small children, yet it can affect adults too.

Don’t be tempted to hide under the covers if you suffer from bedwetting, 1 in 100 adults are affected by bedwetting at some point during their lifetime, so you’re not the only one who’s suffering.

Here at Kegel8, we’re raising awareness of the problem, so you can keep your confidence high and your bed dry!

6 September 2018 99 Views
Kegel8 Can Help Improve An Ageing Sex Life

Kegel8 Can Help Improve An Ageing Sex Life

As we age, it often becomes harder to maintain a youthful and exciting relationship, especially in the bedroom. The weakening of essential muscles and tissues can lead to an array of problems that can cause a strain on both your relationship and your health.

The Mail Online article reveals top tips on how to be a super-ager through expert advice for building a lasting relationship, new relationships, and how to boost your sex life whilst ageing.

28 August 2018 73 Views
How Kegel8 Can Help Treat Your Pelvic Pain

How Kegel8 Can Help Treat Your Pelvic Pain

Many women worldwide suffer with various forms of pelvic pain, ranging in it's severity.

If you’ve had continuous or recurrent pevic pain for more than 6 months, which is not connected to menstruation, pregnancy or sexual intercourse, this is known as ‘chronic pelvic pain’.

Chronic pelvic pain affects around 1 in 6 women, with worldwide rates for women of childbearing age ranging from 14% - 32%. Not only is their health suffering, but chronic pelvic pain is affecting women’s careers as we see 15% of sick days taken by women are a result of pelvic pain.

30 July 2018 68 Views
It's Time You Told a Friend

It's Time You Told a Friend

A problem shared is a problem halved, and even if you are not suffering with a pelvic floor disorder, why are you keeping this pelvic health knowledge to yourself!

Share this introduction to the pelvic floor with your friends (both female and male) to share its importance in your everyday life.

7 July 2018 84 Views
Pelvic Pain in Footballers

Pelvic Pain in Footballers

We've all seen footballers fall to the ground in agony from a seemingly minor injury, but is there more to it than meets the eye?

The hips and pelvis of a professional footballer are put under a lot of stress during practices and games. Football requires a lot of pivoting, rapid acceleration and deceleration, and, of course, kicking.

The following injuries are common in both professional and amateur footballers, and can mean the end of a sports career and debilitating pelvic pain.