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19 October 2018 100 Views
BBC's Woman's Hour are Keeping Menopause Talk Positive

BBC's Woman's Hour are Keeping Menopause Talk Positive

With female life expectancy in the UK rising to an average of 83, most women will be post-menopausal for one third of their lives. It is very important for women to be able to navigate their way through that time of their lives and make their experience of menopause a positive one.

Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour host, Tina Daheley, spoke to Jo McEwan, co-founder of Hot Flush, about the menopause and keeping it positive on World Menopause Day (18th October).

17 October 2018 151 Views
MESH LATEST Update - UK Regulators Approved Vaginal Mesh Usage Before Safety Trials

MESH LATEST Update - UK Regulators Approved Vaginal Mesh Usage Before Safety Trials

During the past two decades, thousands of women have turned to vaginal mesh implants in the hopes of treating pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. The promise of a pelvic floor miracle drew many women in, yet none of them ever expected the agony that they were to be left in.

The usage of vaginal mesh in pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence surgery has caused chronic pain for thousands of women, so why was it ever approved as a safe method of treatment?

15 October 2018 531 Views
Keeping Your Pelvic Floor Strong Throughout Menopause

Keeping Your Pelvic Floor Strong Throughout Menopause

As we age, it seems that everything progressively goes downhill. Your skin, your libido, your pelvic floor. This is the fault of the dreaded, unavoidable phenomenon that is menopause. Does it instil you with fear? Well, what if we told you that Kegel8 could help this World Menopause Day?

Set up by the British Menopause Society, World Menopause Day aims to highlight the impact of menopause on every aspect of women’s lives in the UK.

12 October 2018 142 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 125 Views
MESH LATEST Update UK - October 2018

MESH LATEST Update UK - October 2018

Experiencing pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence can be tough as it is. But what happens when your treatment then becomes your No.1 problem? Unfortunately, many women worldwide live through this agony.

Mesh implants can cause trouble, pain, and agony to those who undergo the procedure. That’s no news. However, it is only as of recent that Governments have brought about a change to this, leaving majority of women asking ‘why?’

11 October 2018 618 Views
Is It Time for Your Midlife MOT?

Is It Time for Your Midlife MOT?

Menopause often carries a negative stigma. Whether it’s the mood swings, or the hot sweats, menopause and its symptoms are considered a taboo topic and shunned from the spotlight.

But, that is starting to change.

A collaboration between Hot Flush and #PelvicRoar sees the launch of the brand-new #PositivePause campaign this October. Born through the lack of credible menopausal information for women, the campaign aims to raise awareness of where women can learn about menopause correctly.

24 September 2018 883 Views
Let's Talk About Sex: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and Fertility

Let's Talk About Sex: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and Fertility

Today marks the start of sexual health week 2018. The campaign, organised by the family planning association, runs from 24th to 30th September. The sexual health charity aims to provide support and information on healthy relationships, sex, contraception, STI’s, and this year’s topic, consent.

Consent is the key factor that underpins sexual health and wellbeing and can often be the unfortunate link between sex and diseases; such as pelvic inflammatory disease. In order to raise awareness of the dangers of pelvic inflammatory disease, the team at Kegel8 have produced a useful guide to help you understand the disease.

6 September 2018 211 Views
Kegel8 Can Help Improve An Ageing Sex Life

Kegel8 Can Help Improve An Ageing Sex Life

As we age, it often becomes harder to maintain a youthful and exciting relationship, especially in the bedroom. The weakening of essential muscles and tissues can lead to an array of problems that can cause a strain on both your relationship and your health.

The Mail Online article reveals top tips on how to be a super-ager through expert advice for building a lasting relationship, new relationships, and how to boost your sex life whilst ageing.

24 August 2018 193 Views
Teeth Whitening and Vaginal Rejuvenation - All Under One Roof?!

Teeth Whitening and Vaginal Rejuvenation - All Under One Roof?!

There’s plenty of treatments nowadays that help to deal with all our aesthetic desires. If your lips feel too small, there’s botox. If your teeth don’t sparkle, there’s teeth whitening. If your vagina is loose, you can now get vaginal rejuvenation.

In the UK you can receive treatments such as vaginal rejuvenation, teeth whitening and massages all underneath one roof on the high street!

11 July 2018 248 Views
The Latest on the Mesh Surgery Scandal

The Latest on the Mesh Surgery Scandal

In response to campaigning from women suffering from mesh complications, NHS England has put an immediate ban on the use of mesh in surgical operations. More than 100,000 women in the UK have had mesh fitted as part of pelvic surgeries. Most do not suffer with any related complications, however, some women are left with life changing injuries.