Rushing to the toilet when your bladder is threatening to spill is bad enough. But what happens when your bladder just can’t hold on any longer? If you’ve experienced this urge and the resulting spillage then you’re not alone! 1 in 10 people are affected by overactive bladder and urge incontinence.
But when you feel the urge, how do you stop it? Or how can you make the urges less frequent? Don’t worry, there are a variety of prevention and treatments available to help fight back against urge incontinence.
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.
With Bonfire Night just around the corner, we can expect to hear a couple of BANG’s and a fair few POP’s. But one POP that you certainly won’t want to hear is Pelvic Organ Prolapse.
1 in 12 women living in the UK report symptoms of a pelvic organ prolapse, and 1 in 2 women over the age of 50 are affected by vaginal prolapse.
One third of the population experience constipation at some point during their lifetime. Not only is it an irritating condition, but it can also cause an array of issues in the long term.
Constipation is the most common cause of faecal incontinence. Although it can be an unpleasant topic to talk about, it’s important that you to learn how constipation can cause pelvic floor problems and how to solve them.
If your pleasure levels in the bedroom are on a downhill slope, and you notice little leaks here and there, you’ll be left wondering how can you fix everything? These are warning signs that you are suffering from weak pelvic floor muscles.
Recently, the popular magazine, Health & Wellbeing, detailed the importance of reducing your risk of incontinence, boosting core strength, and improving your sex life through pelvic floor exercises.
Matt Hancock was appointed as the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care back in July, earlier this year. Since his transition into his new role, Mr Hancock has made a conscious effort to push his ideal version of a stronger NHS into Government and into the public sphere.
Last month, Kegel8 wrote to Mr Hancock, congratulating him on his new role and raising awareness of how our small company shares his great values.
Haemorrhoids are anal swellings that are more commonly known as piles. Around 50% of the UK population will likely develop one or more haemorrhoid at some stage. The symptoms associated with these can be painful, however Kegel8 can offer a simple solution.
Whether she’s the devil in disguise or your guardian angel, mothers-in-law are difficult to dodge. The 28th October marks World Mother in Law Day, creating a great opportunity for you to reach out and share your health goals and tips between generations.
Nowadays, young women are taking control and refusing to be passive when it comes to their health. A lot has changed in women’s health over the past few decades, so why not pass on some of your youthful wisdom.
Age. Weight. Exercise. These are all known risk factors for developing a pelvic floor disorder. But, would it ever cross your mind that the colour of your skin can determine your likelihood of developing incontinence, or pelvic organ prolapse? Read the blog to discover how your race can affect the development of a pelvic floor disorder.
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.