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20 September 2019 42 Views
The Role of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation in the Rehabilitation of the Pelvic Floor Muscles

The Role of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation in the Rehabilitation of the Pelvic Floor Muscles

Pelvic floor dysfunction is a common problem, particularly for women. A weakness in the pelvic floor muscles can lead to one or more disorders developing, such as urinary incontinence or a pelvic organ prolapse. To combat this, it is advised that the pelvic floor muscles are exercised to strengthen them and help them become more supportive. However, more than 30% of women are unable to detect their pelvic floor muscles to produce an effective contraction. The introduction of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) in pelvic healthcare poses a significant benefit in the rehabilitation of the pelvic floor muscles.

18 July 2019 139 Views No comments
Are New Mums Discriminated Against in the Workplace?

Are New Mums Discriminated Against in the Workplace?

More than 1 in 2 pregnant women and mothers feel they are discriminated against when it comes to climbing the career ladder and pay rises, according to a recent survey by The Mummy MOT.

84% of women become pregnant during their lifetimes, meaning women are more than likely to fall pregnant during pivotal times in their career.

11 July 2019 141 Views No comments
The Mesh Scandal - One Year On...

The Mesh Scandal - One Year On...

One year ago, the use of mesh in surgeries to treat incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse was immediately stopped. Cases of extreme pain and even loss of mobility soon followed suit after thousands of women across the UK began to share their stories.

But where do we stand now?

17 June 2019 216 Views No comments
How Common are Little Leaks? (And How You Can Easily Avoid Them!)

How Common are Little Leaks? (And How You Can Easily Avoid Them!)

1 in 3 women are affected by urine leakage daily. Incontinence, although common, is not normal, and you do not have to pad the problem or be embarrassed to talk to your GP about your symptoms. From 17th – 23rd June, the International Continence Society and the World Federation of Incontinence Patients are running their annual World Continence Week 2019.

2 April 2019 245 Views No comments
NICE Says the Vaginal Mesh Ban Can Be Lifted with Changes

NICE Says the Vaginal Mesh Ban Can Be Lifted with Changes

In July 2018, the use of mesh in surgeries to treat incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse was immediately stopped. After being fitted to thousands of women across the UK, cases of extreme pain and even loss of mobility started to come to light.

Now, almost 9 months on, the ban may be lifted.

25 March 2019 220 Views No comments
The Comprehensive Mother's Day Gift Guide

The Comprehensive Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day – a 24-hour period where all mums deserve to be spoiled rotten. They definitely deserve it. But, heads up: you’ve only got one week left to grab your gifts.

Of course, this is when the panic ensues. What will she want? ‘Nothing’, she said, but you know that you can’t just settle with that. Want to get her something that she’ll really appreciate? Read this blog to discover more…

22 March 2019 466 Views No comments
The Relationship Between Gymnastics and the Pelvic Floor

The Relationship Between Gymnastics and the Pelvic Floor

With the 2019 Gymnastics World Cup quickly approaching, it won’t be long until we see some amazingly-talented athletes demonstrate their ability in a world-class performance. But, the physical demands of the sport also challenge the ability of the pelvic floor.

Your pelvic floor is vital in supporting your pelvic organs and for controlling your bladder and bowel. Yet 3 in 5 gymnasts suffer from urine leakage. Read this blog to discover the relationship between gymnastics and the pelvic floor…

7 March 2019 160 Views No comments
Where Are We with Surgical Mesh? The Saga Continues

Where Are We with Surgical Mesh? The Saga Continues

8 months after the use of surgical mesh was temporarily banned, those affected are still waiting for answers and solutions to their pain.

Kegel8 has rounded up the latest information on the mesh scandal. Read this blog to learn more.

4 March 2019 340 Views No comments
A Beginner’s Guide to Endometriosis

A Beginner’s Guide to Endometriosis

The spotlight on Endometriosis has been gradually increasing, with multiple celebrities speaking out about their experiences with the condition; including Julianne Hough, Whoopi Goldberg, and Lena Dunham. This month Kegel8 are joining the campaign to help raise awareness even further.

Ggrab your sister, mother, aunt, niece, friends – it’s time to learn all about this condition that affects 1 in 10 women.

24 January 2019 276 Views
MESH UPDATE - January 2019 - Mesh Expert Failed to Declare Funding

MESH UPDATE - January 2019 - Mesh Expert Failed to Declare Funding

University Professor, Mohamed Abdel-fattah, admitted that he failed to declare £100,000 funding from mesh manufacturer.

Professor Abdel-fattah led the 2012 study that concluded that no patients suffered from thigh pain three years after mesh surgery.

After allegations of research misconduct, a correction to the study was published containing a link to the Professor's own declaration of interests. Thisincludes receiving money from various mesh manufacturers (including Ethicon and Coloplast) for being a consultant and trainer for mesh manufacturers.