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Urinary Incontinence (UI) is defined as the ‘inconvenient leakage of urine causing social or hygiene problems’. Embarrassing and distressing it is a common condition and it’s your body telling you that all is not well. For many women and men, simple kegel exercises can really help restore control within weeks.

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There are different types of Urinary Incontinence (UI) and we’re not advocating you self-diagnose - but if you understand your condition you can then make the necessary lifestyle changes, understand your body more and select a Kegel8 Pelvic Floor exercise programme that’s right for you. Pelvic floor exercises are recommended initially for stress or mixed1, and may be part of the treatment plan for urge incontinence. Women with stress incontinence appear to benefit the most.2

Read more about Your Pelvic Floor in this section about the different types of urinary and faecal incontinence to help you identify your symptoms.

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Kegel8 V For Men helps combat male incontinence, both urine and bowel.

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  • Anal incontinence - faecal leakage or bowel incontinence is even more embarrassing than leaking urine, but 4% of us will suffer with it. If you have bladder weakness, bowel incontinence could be next. NICE1 recommends Pelvic Floor Exercise is you first line treatment.
  • Mixed Urinary Incontinence - see the signs and symptoms of mixed urinary incontinence and read how Kegel exercises with Kegel8 can help you regain control.
  • Bladder Weakness, Light Bladder Weakness, Light Adult Incontinence however we dress it up, it all adds up to the same leak urine when you don’t want to. A staggering 1 in 3 women in the UK suffer with bladder leaks and many are developing it at an earlier age.
  • Nocturia is the medical term for getting up too often in the night to go to the toilet usually more than once in a night. It’s a condition most commonly seen in pregnancy, menopause and older women, though it can happen to men and women of any age, and it disturbs your sleep and can leave you exhausted the next day.



1CG40 Urinary incontinence: NICE guideline

2 Hay-Smith EJ, Dumoulin C. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2006:CD005654