Whether you’re a scrooge or not, the festive season is upon us. Queue the towering mountain of stuffing balls, brussel sprouts, and chocolate. It’s the one time of the year where pretty much anything goes, it’s Christmas after all! However, one thing we often forget over winter is just how much our actions can wreak havoc on our pelvic floor.
Every now and then we all engage in a random act of kindness. Whether it’s helping a friend or a stranger, kindness is becoming the norm. However, one thing that we must remember to be kind to is our pelvic floor.
Today, Kegel8 are celebrating Kindness Day (13th November) and are encouraging you to be kind to your pelvic floor too. To give you a bit of help along the way, Kegel8 have compiled a list of top tips for being kind to your pelvic floor this Kindness Day.
Despite there being over 47,000 cases each year in the UK, most men are still unaware of the risks of prostate cancer.
Over 92% of men don’t have a clue as to what the prostate gland does, 54% don’t know where it’s located, and 17% of men don’t even know they have one!
Well today we’re going back to school as Kegel8 teaches you all about your prostate; notepads at the ready…
Fathers, husbands, brothers, friends. At least one person that we know are facing a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. It’s time for men to take action on their health. This Movember, Kegel8 are joining the fight to help men live happier, healthier longer lives.
A common misconception – men do have a pelvic floor and it needs the same level of maintenance that women’s do! Without a pelvic floor, you wouldn’t be able to hold in urine, prevent your wind or faeces escaping, or gain or maintain an erection. So, yes, it’s pretty vital for day-to-day activities.
If part of your daily exercise routine consists of running to the bathroom, then it may be time to consider if your number of trips to the toilet is normal?
Kegel8 is here to help you discover if your routine is normal, and how to amend it if not.
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.
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.
Most of the time, we do not pay attention to our bladder. It is only when we get that little notification in our brains that we remember it’s there, it’s full, and it needs to be taken care of.
Other than that brief moment several times a day, our bladder health is often pushed to the back of our minds. However, when the health of your bladder starts to deteriorate, you may become much more aware that it's there.
This November, Kegel8 are raising awareness of the importance of bladder health during this year’s Bladder Health Month.
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.