Today marks the start of The Bladder & Bowel Foundation’s World Continence Week 2013. As you’ll know, we’re passionate about helping women (and men too) to overcome the embarrassment and inconvenience of incontinence with non-surgical solutions. The aim of World Continence Week is to highlight the problem and break down the taboos.
If you do suffer from leaks or incontinence, it will reassure you to know that you’re not alone – it’s estimated that at least 1 in 3 women suffer from some form of incontinence (though we think this figure could be much higher) and more than 50% of these women will suffer prolapse.
Kegel8’s range of award-winning electronic pelvic toners
work to strengthen the pelvic floor to help treat cases of stress, urge, overflow and mixed incontinence in a non-surgical, clinically-approved way.
World Continence Week 2013 - Lets Spread The Word!
The International Continence Society uses this week in June to pull together many worldwide organisations in an effort to highlight the problems involved. We all know how "taboo" this subject is and only 40% of urinary incontinence sufferers actually mention their problem to a doctor! (Needless to say bowel incontinence is even higher). It is hoped that during World Continence Week highlighting these issues will raise awareness and improve treatment methods.
Kegel8's Top 5 Tips To Treat Incontinence
As well as heightening public and professional awareness during World Continence Week 2013 we wanted to share with you these 5 top tips that you can do right now!
- Use a Kegel8 Pelvic Toner: this works on more than 90% of your pelvic floor muscles to give you greater control.
- Avoid constipation: this puts great pressure on your pelvic floor. Use a Squatty Potty toilet stool to avoid straining
- Take Vitamin D: this is clinically proven to help your pelvic floor muscles. Try our ultra high-quality Sunvit D3.
- BBC!: Bum at the Back of the Chair – watch your posture. Bad posture really contributes to pelvic floor weakness.
- Exercise Carefully: intense abdominal exercises can put excess pressure on your pelvic floor. Try exercises such as those in Inside Out by Michelle Kenway to exercise safely.
If you are suffering from incontinence, give us a call
. Our friendly Kegel8 advisers are trained to help find the best solutions to your problem and are happy to help. We are hopeful that World Continence Week 2013 will be a great success and help to raise awareness and break down those embarrassment barriers.