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By Kegel8 29 November 2012 321 Views
Cold and Flu Season, Can Your Pelvic Floor Handle it?

Cold and Flu Season, Can Your Pelvic Floor Handle it?

It's winter and given past experiences we're all preparing for massive amounts of snow.  The change of weather, along with all those Christmas parties, has probably left you with a nasty cold or flu. Wonderful! If that wasn't bad enough, it can result in stress incontinence! So what can you do to avoid leaking when you sneeze? We know...

By Kegel8 7 November 2012 84 Views
Love Your Body - The Secret to Successful Weight Loss

Love Your Body - The Secret to Successful Weight Loss

One in four men and women in England is obese and we know that weight can be a big factor in pelvic floor problems - so let's give our pelvic floor a fighting chance by not overloading it!

Clinical studies show that reducing your body weight will help both with stress urinary incontinence and prolapse.

Read this blog to discover more...

By Kegel8 30 October 2012 82 Views
Prolapse 'Natural' in Women After Two Vaginal Deliveries?

Prolapse 'Natural' in Women After Two Vaginal Deliveries?

I was catching up on Blogs from Pelvic Floor Gurus around the world and something Aussie Physio Sue Croft recounted struck a chord with me.  Whilst attending the IUGA (International Urogynaecologists Association) conference she heard  one of the speakers say that Grade 2 Vaginal prolapse should be considered 'normal' in any woman who had had two vaginal deliveries.

Read this blog to learn more...

By Kegel8 26 October 2012 119 Views
Sexual Abuse - The Physical Scars Last a Lifetime

Sexual Abuse - The Physical Scars Last a Lifetime

In 1976 I was 15 and Jimmy Savile came to our school.

I remember it well. Our sewing teacher had made a 'Jim'll Fix It' puppet, cookery teachers baked celebration Union Jack cakes and buns and the entire school rolled out the red carpet. Susan Parker and I were chosen on behalf of the school to present him with the puppet and pose for the local newspaper.

Yes, in those days it was front page stuff because he was a 'Celebrity'. Today his front page status is for an entirely different reason.

By Kegel8 24 October 2012 440 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.

Read this blog to learn more...

By Kegel8 15 October 2012 98 Views
How to Prevent Bladder Accidents

How 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!"

Read this blog to learn how to prevent bladder accidents...

By Kegel8 11 October 2012 121 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 167 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.

Read this blog to learn more...

By Kegel8 31 July 2012 135 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, focused and driven young women.

By Kegel8 23 July 2012 341 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.