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Pelvic Health In the Press - Pelvic Floor Blog

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28 November 2018 156 Views No comments
Are the Government Planning to Give a Schizophrenia Treatment Drug to Menopausal Women?

Are the Government Planning to Give a Schizophrenia Treatment Drug to Menopausal Women?

A new drug is in the works that is reported to halve the number of hot flushes in menopausal women.

The drug, MLE4901, was previously developed as a treatment drug for schizophrenia, but now researchers at the Imperial College of London are using the drug in an attempt to combat menopausal symptoms, as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

It is likely to be several years before results from large-scale studies emerge to tell us the long-term efficacy of this new drug. However, in the meantime, you can learn how to have a happy, healthy and natural menopause with Kegel8.

26 November 2018 335 Views No comments
MESH Update - Were You Given an Unsafe Mesh Implant?

MESH Update - Were You Given an Unsafe Mesh Implant?

A number of medical devices, including mesh implants, heart pacemakers, artificial knees, and many more, were not adequately tested before been implanted into patients.

The news comes from an investigation between BBC Panorama, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, and 58 other media organisations around the world.

The investigation found that medical device companies were allowed to ‘shop around’ various safety organisations until one of them approved their product.

12 November 2018 183 Views No comments
Protect Your Prostate This Movember

Protect Your Prostate This Movember

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…

5 November 2018 167 Views No comments
Prevention is Better Than Cure

Prevention is Better Than Cure

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.

5 November 2018 261 Views No comments
Do You #KnowYourVulva?

Do You #KnowYourVulva?

If you were tasked with describing your vulva, could you? Would you be able to describe its appearance, its smell, or any specific details? If your answer is no, then it’s about time that you get to #KnowYourVulva!

From the 5th November until 11th November, Kegel8 are taking part in Vulva Cancer Awareness Week.

5 November 2018 307 Views No comments
Take Control of Your Bladder Health

Take Control of Your Bladder Health

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.

23 October 2018 125 Views
Kegel8 Spreads Menopause Positivity in Yorkshire

Kegel8 Spreads Menopause Positivity in Yorkshire

This World Menopause Day, Kegel8 Founder and Managing Director, Stephanie Taylor, was invited to the BBC to talk about the importance of a positive menopause experience, and the power of the pelvic floor.

Stephanie spoke to BBC Radio Humberside host, Lucy Clark, about the taboo that surrounds the menopause, why we need to break it, and the role of the pelvic floor within the transition.

19 October 2018 108 Views
Kegel8 Calls To Remove Taboo Surrounding The Menopause

Kegel8 Calls To Remove Taboo Surrounding The Menopause

Taboos are being continuously broken down in today’s society. We have tackled mental health. We are tackling the #MeToo movement. But, one of the last-standing taboos that remain for women is the menopause.

On World Menopause Day (18th October), a Hull Daily Mail article featured Kegel8 Founder and Managing Director, Stephanie Taylor, and her mission to remove the taboo surrounding the menopause.

19 October 2018 208 Views
What Is It Like To Go Through Premature Menopause?

What Is It Like To Go Through Premature Menopause?

When you hear the word ‘menopause’ it’s hard not to picture a middle-aged woman facing hot flushes and night sweats. But, what happens when you experience the menopause at a considerably younger age?

6% of women enter an early menopause, either naturally, surgically or as a result of cancer treatment.

An article published on World Menopause Day (18th October) by Glamour magazine follows the story of a young girl named Annabel May who found herself experience menopause at the tender age of 15.

19 October 2018 170 Views
Making Menopause Matter in the House of Commons

Making Menopause Matter in the House of Commons

World Menopause Day saw vast support nationwide across multiple media platforms, and this year the recognition even reached as far as the House of Commons.

Despite only 11 women and 4 men participating in the proceedings, the debate was still able to raise some powerful and inspiring messages surrounding the menopause.