Rushing to the toilet when your bladder is threatening to spill is bad enough. But what happens when your bladder just can’t hold on any longer? If you’ve experienced this urge and the resulting spillage then you’re not alone! 1 in 10 people are affected by overactive bladder and urge incontinence.
But when you feel the urge, how do you stop it? Or how can you make the urges less frequent? Don’t worry, there are a variety of prevention and treatments available to help fight back against urge incontinence.
Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock, is promoting one of Kegel8’s key messages in his green paper this year.
The paper, entitled ‘Prevention is better than cure’, details the vision for a “new 21st century focus on prevention”. It will call for a shift towards primary and community care services, with a precise focus on early support made available to people to prevent bad health from taking hold.
With Bonfire Night just around the corner, we can expect to hear a couple of BANG’s and a fair few POP’s. But one POP that you certainly won’t want to hear is Pelvic Organ Prolapse.
1 in 12 women living in the UK report symptoms of a pelvic organ prolapse, and 1 in 2 women over the age of 50 are affected by vaginal prolapse.
One third of the population experience constipation at some point during their lifetime. Not only is it an irritating condition, but it can also cause an array of issues in the long term.
Constipation is the most common cause of faecal incontinence. Although it can be an unpleasant topic to talk about, it’s important that you to learn how constipation can cause pelvic floor problems and how to solve them.
Matt Hancock was appointed as the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care back in July, earlier this year. Since his transition into his new role, Mr Hancock has made a conscious effort to push his ideal version of a stronger NHS into Government and into the public sphere.
Last month, Kegel8 wrote to Mr Hancock, congratulating him on his new role and raising awareness of how our small company shares his great values.
Haemorrhoids are anal swellings that are more commonly known as piles. Around 50% of the UK population will likely develop one or more haemorrhoid at some stage. The symptoms associated with these can be painful, however Kegel8 can offer a simple solution.
Age. Weight. Exercise. These are all known risk factors for developing a pelvic floor disorder. But, would it ever cross your mind that the colour of your skin can determine your likelihood of developing incontinence, or pelvic organ prolapse? Read the blog to discover how your race can affect the development of a pelvic floor disorder.
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.
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…
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!