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1 January 2019 360 Views No comments
Suffering with Wind Following Christmas Leftovers?

Suffering with Wind Following Christmas Leftovers?

Pigs in blankets. Stuffing balls. Even brussel sprouts. Just name it, and you can guarantee that you’ve eaten it over Christmas. But whilst you’re lying there, basking in your food coma, something takes you by surprise. PRRP! Was that you? Oh no, time to rush to the toilet!

We often see this as a comedic event, but in reality, 1 in 10 people are affected by bowel incontinence at some point in their lives – this can be a one-off or an everyday occurrence. Sound familiar? Read the blog to learn more.

31 December 2018 530 Views No comments
New Year, New You, New Pelvic Floor

New Year, New You, New Pelvic Floor

Time and time again, we make a promise to ourselves that this year we WILL get fit – both internally and externally. Yet, somehow December has already come around again, and the illusion of a 2018 fitness goddess has been shattered. That’s why you need to make 2019 your year of supreme fitness – starting with giving some TLC to your pelvic floor.

It’s important that you improve yourself from the inside out. You don’t want to be that person who throws themselves into jogging just to quit from embarrassment a few minutes in after suffering from a little leakage.

21 December 2018 352 Views No comments
Don't Leave Your Pelvic Floor in the Dark!

Don't Leave Your Pelvic Floor in the Dark!

The 21st December marks Winter Solstice in the UK – meaning that we will be plunged into darkness for what feels like a lifetime… Ok, well not quite. But today of all days is when we will experience fewer hours in the sunlight and longer in the darkness.

But, one thing that we can’t leave in the dark is our pelvic floor! Read on to learn how you can shine a light on your pelvic floor this winter.

17 December 2018 202 Views No comments
How Can Kegel Exercises Help When Running?

How Can Kegel Exercises Help When Running?

Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise. In fact, 10.5 million people in Britain choose to exercise by running.

But when your fitness regime is compromised by a pelvic floor disorder such as stress urinary incontinence, it can become difficult to maintain motivation.

17 December 2018 285 Views No comments
Can Physiotherapists Recommend Medical Devices?

Can Physiotherapists Recommend Medical Devices?

Are you a physiotherapist that has found the perfect product to relieve a patient’s symptoms, but unsure as to whether you’re allowed to recommend it? Don’t worry, Kegel8 have the answer for all physiotherapists out there!

Physiotherapy departments and private practices often lend out medical devices, such as electrical stimulation devices, biofeedback machines, and TENS units. Physios can give advice on the safe and effective use of products and devices to enhance exercise rehabilitation, assist with posture, and relieve pain.

14 December 2018 436 Views No comments
Wearing Pads Will Fast Track You into a Care Home

Wearing Pads Will Fast Track You into a Care Home

As soon as we begin to walk, the involuntary loss of urine is socially stigmatising. Whether this is in school, at work, or in the nursing home – incontinence is a taboo that we must hide.

We can go to great lengths to hide the fact that we suffer from urinary incontinence. We wear black – wet patches will be less noticeable. We use sanitary protection products – we’d rather pad the problem than talk about it! Sound like you? It’s time to face the music and end your suffering once and for all. Read on to learn all about how incontinence affects us when we age.

10 December 2018 387 Views No comments
Are You the Thing That Goes Bump in the Night?

Are You the Thing That Goes Bump in the Night?

Imagine – you’re laying, all cosied up, in your bed. You’ve just got into a comfortable position and have drifted into dreamland. Then, wham! That pesky little bladder of yours wants to go on a midnight adventure to the bathroom. Sure, it’d be ok if it was a one off – but no! You find yourself taking trips to the bathroom maybe twice or more each night!

If this is all too familiar, and you are the thing going bump in the night, you may be suffering from nocturia.

21 November 2018 531 Views No comments
4 Ways To Prevent Erectile Dysfunction

4 Ways To Prevent Erectile Dysfunction

Often pushed to the side by a wall of taboo, erectile dysfunction is a common condition that affects an estimated 152 million men worldwide, and that is expected to grow to 332 million within a few years.

If you have trouble in gaining and maintaining an erection and want to know how to solve your problems naturally without the intervention of drugs, read on to learn how Kegel8 can help you.

19 November 2018 540 Views No comments
How Does Toe Twitching Treat Bladder Issues?

How Does Toe Twitching Treat Bladder Issues?

Suffering from overactive bladder or incontinence, but unable to use a probe with your Kegel8? Don’t worry you’re not the only one. Whether you suffer from vaginal dryness, vaginal atrophy, or if you just don’t want to use a vaginal probe, you can still use your Kegel8 device to strengthen and maintain your pelvic floor. How? The Kegel8 electrode pads can help stimulate the right nerves to do the job. Read on to learn more…

16 November 2018 448 Views No comments
Preparing Your Pelvic Floor for Christmas

Preparing Your Pelvic Floor for Christmas

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.