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.
1 in 3 people suffer from constipation. Although it may be perceived as an irritating condition, it can also contribute to the development of long term issues.
The leading cause of faecal incontinence is constipation. The topic can be unpleasant to talk about, but it’s important for you to learn how constipation can cause problems, such as pelvic floor disorders, and how to prevent them.
Visiting your local GP for small issues is unnecessary, but when you try to self-diagnose on the internet you always end up with the most extreme result. So how exactly are you supposed to care for yourself appropriately?
Around 80% of people in the UK will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Posture is a major problem that contributes towards this figure.
This morning on Lorraine, Dr Hilary spoke about the devices you can use to alleviate your back pain. One of the featured products was StressNoMore’s, Flexibak – an effective spinal decompression device that can relieve lower back pain, inflammation, strained tendons, bulging discs and compressed nerves.
If Kegel exercises and bladder management have not been enough in resolving your bladder leakage, StressNoMore may have the solution you’re searching for.
When it comes to bladder problems, sometimes we just need a little helping hand, and for little leaks, this may be in the form of a modern device that gives some reinforcement to the bladder neck and bladder tube.
Curling up into a cosy bed at night is often one of the most relaxing parts of your day, but your relaxation can turn upside down when you find out that your sharing your bed with two million hidden tenants.
Considering they’re invisible to the naked eye, dust mites can cause a lot of hassle, but how can you prevent them?
Bare trees and frosty mornings truly mark the turning of the seasons and the penultimate end to British summertime. This gruelling transition also comes hand-in-hand with our annual battle with the ‘winter blues’. But, the ‘winter blues’ is not just a yearly phenomenon, rather it is a fully-fledged medical condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
Seasonal Affective Disorder, commonly referred to as the ‘winter blues’ or abbreviated to ‘SAD’, is a form of depression that’s related to the changing of seasons.
Suffering from back or neck pain can hugely impact on your quality of life. The activities that you once enjoyed may not be as enjoyable anymore. But, if you’ve tried and exhausted all the remedies for your pain and found no success, try looking to inversion therapy for an alternative solution.
Inversion therapy is a spinal traction technique that involves being suspended in an inverted position. This position helps to reduce gravitational pressure on the nerve roots and spinal discs.
Talking about reproductive health conditions in women is often a taboo topic in the workplace. Frequently, the narrative is dismissed as a “women’s issue” and quickly hidden away. But, it’s time to stop ignoring the problem and recognise these issues as serious workplace health concerns.
In this week’s episode of the See Her Thrive podcast, Clare Knox is joined by Kegel8 Founder and Managing Director, Stephanie Taylor, as they discuss the importance of the pelvic floor, top tips and tricks to improve pelvic floor health, and the array of benefits of Kegel8’s pelvic toners.
They’re easy to ignore and so often neglected but sexual health and function problems can affect women of all ages! Here’s a breakdown of what you, and the other women in your life, should look out for, while you enjoy your sex throughout every stage of life.