Is your bladder starting to rule your life?

There are an estimated 4 – 6 million men and women of all ages in the UK who are affected by some kind of bladder problem. Quite often we just put it down to getting older but we are here to tell you that a ‘weak bladder’ is not inevitable!

In a recent US study it was found that 1 in 5 college-age females (17 – 22 years olds) suffered ‘bladder leaks’.

Now, however we dress it up, whether it is a ‘few leaks’ when we cough or sneeze or a knicker-changing disaster it still means one thing – that we do not have control over our bladder, and it doesn’t have to be that way!

Dr Chris Steele has been ITV This Morning's resident GP for over 25 years, and spoke to us about the importance of keeping your pelvic floor strong and healthy, and gave us some advice on the best way to keep your pelvic floor in the very best condition.

Pelvic floor weakness and lack of bladder control is extremely common, with over 1 in 3 women suffering at some point in their lives. Dr Chris Steele says: 'When your pelvic floor is weak and you strain yourself, your bladder will leak any time you sneeze, laugh or cough. Childbirth weakens, tears and damages the pelvic floor muscles and with each subsequent child, it adds insult to injury.

But it's not just childbirth that weakens the pelvic floor. Dr Chris says: 'Once you hit menopause, the oestrogen levels drop and you lose elasticity and tone. Women tend to suffer in silence for an average of five years before they visit their GP. One way to treat pelvic floor problems and bladder weakness is to exercise the muscles. The use of electronic pelvic floor exercisers stimulates the right muscles in the right way for a precise work out.'

That's where a Kegel8 pelvic toner comes in. You don't need to suffer in silence, you can prevent and treat embarrassing leaks in just minutes a day, in the comfort and privacy of your own home.

Alleviate the symptoms of bladder weakness & strengthen the pelvic floor in just 12 weeks, with the help of the Kegel8 Ultra 20 & Amanda Savage!

Amanda Savage is one of the UK’s leading specialist pelvic floor and women’s health physiotherapists, who has worked in the field for over 20 years offering supervised pelvic floor muscle training and support for the recovery of pelvic organ prolapses, incontinence and pelvic surgeries. With post-graduate qualifications, including a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge, she has also gained full membership of the Professional Network of Pelvic, Obstetric & Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP). As a Kegel8 ambassador, Amanda Savage has worked alongside us for many years in the development of our best-selling device, the Kegel8 Ultra 20 V2 Electronic Pelvic Toner, to ensure its efficacy. In addition, she has been integral to ensuring all supporting information and instructions are medically accurate so that the device is used correctly/effectively, and treatment is tailored to the specific condition of the user.

Find out more about Amanda Savage, her qualifications, experience, knowledge, and affiliations here.

Amanda Savage

Comes complete with an easy exercise plan, created by Amanda Savage, to get results in just 12 weeks!

If ‘laughter leaks’ are making you want to cry, you are by no means alone! Indeed, more common that you may realise, bladder weakness and stress incontinence affect millions of people worldwide. And, here at Kegel8, we are all too familiar with the impact it has on both physical and emotional well-being, as well as on life in general. It’s true that, left untreated, symptoms of bladder weakness will simply worsen over time. However, it should by no means be accepted as an inevitability! Indeed, regular pelvic floor exercise, much like any other type of exercise, will strengthen the muscles over time, enabling them to perform their role much more effectively and offer the right amount of support to the bladder to ensure there are no leakages. In addition, it can calm ‘overactive’ nerves for those experiencing ‘jumpy’ or ‘irritable’ sensations in their bladder. That means you can get back to doing all the things you love!

The included 12-week exercise plan has been specifically developed by Amanda Savage to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and enable them to provide optimum support to the neck of the bladder, thus preventing any leakages. In addition, it will calm the ‘overactive’ nerves that are responsible for ‘jumpy’ or ‘irritable’ sensations in the bladder, thereby reducing bladder sensitivity. In addition, it prepares the user for ‘real life’ scenarios where they don’t have access to the machine.

So, why opt for an electronic pelvic floor exerciser rather than performing your Kegels independently?

It is thought that many women push downwards when performing independent pelvic floor exercises, which, rather than strengthening the muscles, can lead to further damage. In addition, it can be difficult to locate and target the correct muscles, making exercise less effective. As such, many women opt to use an electronic pelvic floor toner to ensure effective exercise and optimum results. The Kegel8 Ultra 20 V2 Electronic Pelvic Toner removes the guesswork and essentially acts as a Sat-Nav for your pelvic floor muscles, correctly targeting and stimulating a contraction within them using a small electric current. These contractions build strength and tone in a matter of weeks! With 20 clinically proven pelvic floor exercise programmes which vary in frequency, intensity and duration, the Ultra 20 is proven to treat a variety of different conditions, including bladder weakness and stress incontinence. And, in addition to tailored programmes, the specific 12-week exercise plans created by Amanda Savage advise exactly how the device should be used, depending upon the condition, to ensure the very best treatment.