One year ago, the use of mesh in surgeries to treat incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse was immediately stopped. Cases of extreme pain and even loss of mobility soon followed suit after thousands of women across the UK began to share their stories.
But where do we stand now?
One of the most important parts of your body is your pelvic floor. It helps to support your pelvic organs and control bladder and bowel function.
However, the pelvic floor is delicate, and you must take all steps necessary to protect it from damage and potential weakening.
But, how can you protect your pelvic floor from damage?
1 in 3 women are affected by urine leakage daily. Incontinence, although common, is not normal, and you do not have to pad the problem or be embarrassed to talk to your GP about your symptoms. From 17th – 23rd June, the International Continence Society and the World Federation of Incontinence Patients are running their annual World Continence Week 2019.
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At 40, Cathy was diagnosed with a mild uterine prolapse. After symptoms worsened, Cathy had a hysterectomy.
When the bulging feeling reappeared not long after her surgery, Cathy's GP recommended a pessary to 'hold everything up'.
After just 2 weeks of using Kegel8, Cathy saw vast improvements in her pelvic health.
Read this blog to follow Cathy's Kegel8 journey...
One Kegel8 user was suffering with a 'loose' feeling down below. She tried performing manual Kegel exercises but her muscles were that weak that she couldn't hold a contraction for very long.
In under six weeks, the Kegel8 user made a dramatic improvement in her pelvic floor strength.
Read this blog to follow her story...
Your pelvic floor is one of the most important parts of your body. Your pelvic floor is a collection of muscles, fibres and ligaments that work together to support your pelvic organs.
The main way of keeping these muscles strong is to perform Kegels (pelvic floor exercises). These are exercises that work by contracting and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles.
But, can you strengthen your pelvic floor without Kegels? Learn more in this blog...
Not sure where to get started? Let expert Physiotherapist Lucy Allen guide you on learning the perfect Kegel.
We know that exercising the pelvic floor muscles regularly is vital in maintaining bladder and bowel continence, preventing vaginal prolapse and providing sensation during sex. The Kegel8 Vaginal Cones can make a great addition to your exercise programme by providing feedback on your technique and a progression from regular pelvic floor exercises.