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Menopause and the pelvic floor at kegel8

What Is The Menopause?

The menopause signals the time in a woman's life when her menstruation (periods, monthlies) stops and her ovaries stop functioning so she is no longer fertile - the menopause is actually defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 1 year.

With the changes that menopause brings about in a woman's body it is very important that a woman performs regular pelvic floor exercise.


How Menopause Affects Your Body and Pelvic Floor

One of the changes is the increased difficulty in controlling the bladder and/or bowel. Many women suffer with the constant need to go to the toilet (over-active bladder or OAB) and also urgency, or urge incontinence - the need to get to the toilet in a hurry and quite often not making it in time.

Due to hormone changes at menopause our muscles become weaker and less elastic - this also affects the pelvic floor. When the bladder is supported properly if functions correctly, however when the pelvic floor sags due to the menopause this can cause bladder weakness and embarrassing accidents.  

Women can also experience weight gain during the menopause - this too can exacerbate the problem of bladder weakness because the extra weight puts a pressure on the pelvic organs including the bladder. This can also be a precursor to prolapse so it is essential that women perform kegel exercise to help prevent prolapse and urinary incontinence.

Pelvic floor exercise is important during this period of a woman's life, and can be beneficial if done correctly. Kegel8 Ultra will help to strengthen your pelvic floor at this critical time, restoring muscle tone, helping to stop incontinence and giving your love-life a welcome boost too.


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