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24 October 2018 126 Views
How Does Race Impact Your Pelvic Health?

How Does Race Impact Your Pelvic Health?

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.

23 October 2018 83 Views
Kegel8 Spreads Menopause Positivity in Yorkshire

Kegel8 Spreads Menopause Positivity in Yorkshire

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.

22 October 2018 301 Views
Why Does Menopause Cause Weight Gain?

Why Does Menopause Cause Weight Gain?

Weight gain during midlife is extremely common. Nearly three-quarters of women aged 60 and over are overweight. But, did you know that one inevitable life event can cause you to pile on the pounds?

A whole host of factors cause weight gain as you grow older, however for women, menopause is one of the leading factors that causes the scales to rise.

21 October 2018 412 Views
Trick or Treat Your Pelvic Floor This Halloween

Trick or Treat Your Pelvic Floor This Halloween

Ghosts and ghouls can be scary but suffering from a pelvic floor disorder can be absolutely terrifying. There are hundreds of contradicting facts about the pelvic floor that it’s hard to determine wrong from right.

But, it’s time to get rid of the skeletons in the cupboard as this Halloween, Kegel8 are helping you to decipher the difference between tricking your pelvic floor and treating it.

19 October 2018 69 Views
Kegel8 Calls To Remove Taboo Surrounding The Menopause

Kegel8 Calls To Remove Taboo Surrounding The Menopause

Taboos are being continuously broken down in today’s society. We have tackled mental health. We are tackling the #MeToo movement. But, one of the last-standing taboos that remain for women is the menopause.

On World Menopause Day (18th October), a Hull Daily Mail article featured Kegel8 Founder and Managing Director, Stephanie Taylor, and her mission to remove the taboo surrounding the menopause.

19 October 2018 174 Views
What Is It Like To Go Through Premature Menopause?

What Is It Like To Go Through Premature Menopause?

When you hear the word ‘menopause’ it’s hard not to picture a middle-aged woman facing hot flushes and night sweats. But, what happens when you experience the menopause at a considerably younger age?

6% of women enter an early menopause, either naturally, surgically or as a result of cancer treatment.

An article published on World Menopause Day (18th October) by Glamour magazine follows the story of a young girl named Annabel May who found herself experience menopause at the tender age of 15.

19 October 2018 109 Views
Making Menopause Matter in the House of Commons

Making Menopause Matter in the House of Commons

World Menopause Day saw vast support nationwide across multiple media platforms, and this year the recognition even reached as far as the House of Commons.

Despite only 11 women and 4 men participating in the proceedings, the debate was still able to raise some powerful and inspiring messages surrounding the menopause.

19 October 2018 74 Views
BBC's Woman's Hour are Keeping Menopause Talk Positive

BBC's Woman's Hour are Keeping Menopause Talk Positive

With female life expectancy in the UK rising to an average of 83, most women will be post-menopausal for one third of their lives. It is very important for women to be able to navigate their way through that time of their lives and make their experience of menopause a positive one.

Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour host, Tina Daheley, spoke to Jo McEwan, co-founder of Hot Flush, about the menopause and keeping it positive on World Menopause Day (18th October).

19 October 2018 81 Views
Kegel8 - Spreading Menopause Positivity and Encouraging Ladies to Speak Up

Kegel8 - Spreading Menopause Positivity and Encouraging Ladies to Speak Up

Kegel8 and the menopause received a huge amount of attention yesterday, with mentions across multiple media channels including Radio 4’s Women’s Hour, Glamour Magazine, Hull Daily Mail, BBC Radio Humberside, and even the House of Commons!

With discussions happening in the House of Commons (finally!) and radio segments dedicated to discussing the menopause, here at Kegel8 we’re excited about the strides we’re making when it comes to lifting the lid on the menopause. But there’s still a way to go…

17 October 2018 117 Views
MESH LATEST Update - UK Regulators Approved Vaginal Mesh Usage Before Safety Trials

MESH LATEST Update - UK Regulators Approved Vaginal Mesh Usage Before Safety Trials

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?