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By Kegel8 24 October 2012 252 Views
Are Fibroids Making You Incontinent?

Are Fibroids Making You Incontinent?

Fibroids are small tumours that grow in or on the wall of the womb, the number and size can vary - fibroids are not cancerous but they do cause a lot of discomfort including heavy periods, painful periods and irregular periods. It is thought that oestrogen stimulates the growth of fibroids and menopausal women seldom suffer with condition. Fibroids can range from the size of a walnut to larger than a grapefruit and they grow and shrink according to hormone levels.
By Kegel8 15 October 2012 38 Views
Brace Your Pelvic Floor to Prevent Bladder Accidents

Brace Your Pelvic Floor to Prevent Bladder Accidents

The time for winter colds and flu are nearly upon us so here's a helpful hint from Kegel8 - "Squeeze before you sneeze"
By Kegel8 11 October 2012 46 Views
Lorraine Kelly and Dr Hilary's Secret Surgery - The Bladder Weakness Epidemic

Lorraine Kelly and Dr Hilary's Secret Surgery - The Bladder Weakness Epidemic

If you happened to see the Lorraine Kelly show on ITV this morning you might just realise how important pelvic health can be especially after seeing Dr Hilary's Secret Surgery.
By Kegel8 10 October 2012 91 Views
Living with IBS and Mucosal Prolapse

Living with IBS and Mucosal Prolapse

I'm a kind of 'half full' woman rather than 'half empty' and I have a positive attitude towards life. I have suffered with IBS for 20 years and two years ago I was diagnosed as having anal mucosal lining prolapse (a form of rectal prolapse) - that one was a tough one to smile though - the thought of my rectum descending out of my anus was both terrifying and shocking.
By Kegel8 31 July 2012 62 Views
Olympian Body – how would you pad this incontinence problem?

Olympian Body – how would you pad this incontinence problem?

As we celebrate the spectacle that is the Olympic Games, let's spare a thought for the sacrifices of these dedicated, focussed and driven young women.
By Kegel8 23 July 2012 181 Views
On ‘Yer Bike Girls!

On ‘Yer Bike Girls!

CONGRATS Bradley Wiggins - winner of the 2012 Tour de France bike race.

In recession Britain we need as much good news as we can get so sharing in his success this weekend is as welcome as saying goodbye to the recent rains and floods. Hopefully the combination of 'Bradley-cycle-mania', good weather and visions of those uber-fit Olympians will trickle down to us couch potatoes and trigger a whole new wave of cycling activity.
By Kegel8 29 June 2012 111 Views
Hear it from the Specialists: Jane Curtis

Hear it from the Specialists: Jane Curtis

A Strong Pelvic Floor is Crucial

Jane Curtis Pelvic Floor Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS RGN DPSN

A strong pelvic floor is crucial for the prevention of pelvic floor prolapse.  This encompasses prolapse of the vaginal walls, bladder, uterus and bowel.  The weakening of these muscles can also lead to diminished sexual sensation and reduced libido, stress incontinence, a reduction in bowel and flatus control.  Some may also experience discomfort during intercourse.
By Kegel8 20 June 2012 85 Views
Prolapse - Kegel8 Pelvic Exercise is the solution

Prolapse - Kegel8 Pelvic Exercise is the solution

Prolapse is something most of us don't know much about - until it happens to us and it's too late. Kegel8 Founder, Stephanie Taylor gives tips on tell tale signs of a weak pelvic floor that should not be ignored and explains how Kegel8 can help to prevent prolapse, and also help you if you have a prolapse.

By Kegel8 28 May 2012 321 Views
Prolapse Exercises - The Floor Workout - Michelle Kenway

Prolapse Exercises - The Floor Workout - Michelle Kenway

Here at Kegel8 we get lots of questions about prolapse and exercises to avoid during prolapse. We know that many women are frightened by the initial diagnosis of prolapse and many become afraid to exercise - frightened to make the prolapse worse or damage the pelvic floor further. By following these simple tips and exercise rules from Top Aussie Physio Michelle Kenway you can learn how to take care of your pelvic floor, and what exercises to avoid, and which ones are beneficial for prolapse. It is vital that you learn more about your prolapse and how to strengthen your pelvic using exercises, posture changes and lifestyle changes - every journey starts with a step, and in the case of prolapse, every journey starts with a kegel.
By Kegel8 25 May 2012 134 Views
Dr Chris Steele Talks About The Pelvic Floor

Dr Chris Steele Talks About The Pelvic Floor

Dr Chris Steele has been ITV's This Morning's resident doctor for over 25 years providing much needed down to earth medical information when we need it. Here Dr Chris talks to us about our pelvic floor and the importance of keeping it in tip top condition. Dr Chris says 'When your pelvic floor is weak and you strain yourself, your bladder will leak any time you sneeze, laugh or cough. Childbirth weakens tears and damages the pelvic floor muscles and with each subsequent child, it adds insult to injury.'