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29 October 2018 854 Views
Can Kegel Exercises Help with Piles and Haemorrhoids?

Can Kegel Exercises Help with Piles and Haemorrhoids?

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.

24 October 2018 277 Views
How Does Race Impact Your Pelvic Health?

How Does Race Impact Your Pelvic Health?

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.

21 October 2018 554 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 200 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…

12 October 2018 227 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 690 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 463 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 302 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 381 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.

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 317 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!