When the wrinkles begin to appear, and the grey hairs start to show, there’s no doubt about it – you’re ageing. This is something we have learnt to embrace – it’s natural after all! But one aspect of ageing that women don’t tend to talk about is the deterioration of our pelvic health.
We joke all the time about little leaks and a loose vagina in old age – but these are things that we can prevent! Taking care of your pelvic floor can help to prevent incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse and can even help to improve intimate sensation! Discover what you can do to revitalise your pelvic floor in this blog…
Imagine – it’s the weekend and you’ve had a good few pints in celebration for the end of another week. You stumble home and fall into bed, only to awaken the following morning covered in damp sheets… Was that you? Surely not…
Sound like a familiar situation? Adult bedwetting and alcohol consumption often come hand-in-hand, especially if you already suffer from slight bladder weakness. Read this blog to learn why this could be happening to you, and how you can prevent it!
The use of vaginal pessaries to support pelvic organ prolapse dates back centuries and was written about in the world’s oldest documented medical literature. Historically, pessaries have provided a low-cost and safer alternative surgery and in modern times they can be used for women for whom surgery is either not possible or desired.
In this article Grace Carey explains what a pessary is, how they work, and why you may need one.
Isn't it an amazing feeling when your consultant or GP gives you the all clear after childbirth, or post-hysterectomy/gynaecological surgery?!
But, what can you do to restore your strength?
Louise Field specialises in fitness training for women. Founder of Adore Your Pelvic Floor, Louise delivers workshops in pelvic health and exercise to the community, fitness professionals, and health professionals across the country.
"I can’t remember ever being told to hold my tummy in, but the message got through some how and I like all women am a tummy tucker, who chronically holds her tummy in. That was until I found out this was not helping my pelvic floor."
Check out our blog from women's health and fitness coach and founder of Strong to the Core, Baz Moffat.
Still got that New Year fitness inspiration? Determined to take control of your pelvic health this year? What if Kegel8 could make exercise even easier?
Using an exercise gel with your pelvic toner can help to increase your intimate moisture and help you achieve greater results from your pelvic floor workouts. That’s why, here at Kegel8, we produced an exercise gel lubricant that specifically aims to assist your pelvic floor: The Kegel8 KE Gel Kegel Exercise Lubricant.
Most of us would like to lose weight. But, we’d also like to keep our pelvic health in tip top condition too.
Being healthy and fit is often one of our top priorities. But what happens when improving one part of your health negatively impacts on another? This can often be the case for people who are trying to lose weight.
We’re so focused on improving our outside appearance that we forget that our insides need a little TLC and maintenance too!
Pigs in blankets. Stuffing balls. Even brussel sprouts. Just name it, and you can guarantee that you’ve eaten it over Christmas. But whilst you’re lying there, basking in your food coma, something takes you by surprise. PRRP! Was that you? Oh no, time to rush to the toilet!
We often see this as a comedic event, but in reality, 1 in 10 people are affected by bowel incontinence at some point in their lives – this can be a one-off or an everyday occurrence. Sound familiar? Read the blog to learn more.
Time and time again, we make a promise to ourselves that this year we WILL get fit – both internally and externally. Yet, somehow December has already come around again, and the illusion of a 2018 fitness goddess has been shattered. That’s why you need to make 2019 your year of supreme fitness – starting with giving some TLC to your pelvic floor.
It’s important that you improve yourself from the inside out. You don’t want to be that person who throws themselves into jogging just to quit from embarrassment a few minutes in after suffering from a little leakage.
A pelvic organ prolapse can stop you from embracing your sexuality and can cause a heavy strain on intimate relationships. The sexual positions that you perform can actually worsen the problem rather than boosting your relationship.
Do not fear, this doesn’t mean you need to dig a grave for your sex life! The team at Kegel8 has compiled a comprehensive list of the most comfortable and exciting sex positions for those with a pelvic organ prolapse.