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?
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.
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!
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?’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your pelvic floor is one of the most important parts of your body, therefore exercising it is just as important as exercising the rest of your body.
Kegel8 have compiled a list of must-watch videos that will help you become a Kegel conoisseur overnight, as well as a hilarious article from Physiotherapist, Amanda Savage, showing you how to do standing pelvic floor exercises.