Picture the scene, the earliest humans chilling out in their cave homes after just tucking into a big delicious meal, bellies just about to burst. Do you think when they went to do a number two that they visited a lovely, clean, and shiny porcelain toilet like you would?
Do you suffer from incredibly painful periods? One in ten women has endometriosis, but it’s under-diagnosed and often brushed off as ‘just’ being period pain. Read our guide and see if the symptoms match your experience – there’s no need to put up with the pain any longer!
There are very few things you can do that are worse for your health than smoking. From bad breath, all the way to lung cancer, there are no positives! One negative effect many people don't know about is the increased chance of pelvic floor disorders. Every time you cough your pelvic floor is put under stress; a common and chronic smoker's cough can eventually lead to incontinence and prolapse! Read on for some useful and easy to follow tips to help you quit.
We all know that kegels are an important part of every woman's health - preventing pelvic floor disorders like incontinence and prolapse. Just a few minutes each day can keep your pelvic floor healthy. But what if you're not seeing any benefits from your kegels? You could be making one of these 5 mistakes! But don't worry, we can tell you how to fix them...
Have you ever coughed or sneezed and suddenly felt that horrifying wet feeling in your pants? Stress incontinence is very common, particularly for women as it can be caused by childbirth and menopause. Male incontinence can be caused by something surprising – the changes in the seasons! This is because cold weather has a negative effect on your pelvic floor. Don't worry; we’ve got the info on how to avoid this!
A pessary is a device that is designed to provide support where the pelvic floor muscles are weak and pelvic organs have prolapsed or are in danger of prolapsing. Suffering from a prolapse can feel uncomfortable, frightening and humiliating. These feelings are normal, but there are many ways in which you can manage your prolapse and even avoid surgery if you wish.
Smart phones allow us to gain control over aspects of our reproductive health that we may not have had much information about before. If you’re looking to whip your pelvic floor into shape but don’t know where to start, or you’re sick of the side effects of the pill and want a simpler and safer option, then read on for our pick of the best technology and women's health apps out there…
Transitioning into middle age can be a surreal experience – you still feel 25 inside, but your body has other ideas! One way in which you might start feeling different all over is when it comes to sex. Once we get past 40 our libidos begin to naturally decline. This is added to by physical issues like menopause and erectile dysfunction. So how do you battle through all these barriers and maintain a healthy and satisfying sex life into your golden years? We’ve got some tips to help you deal with all manner of post-40 problems that might be affecting you and your partner.
At StressNoMore we love to inspire our readers as well as help and educate them to live a happier healthier life. This week we are talking to our guest poster Personal Trainer and Gym Manager Jason Diprose about his own transformation story, from heavy weight teenager to fitness fanatic and personal trainer, Jason has had regular radio slots on Minster FM and Viking FM helping the nation to combat obesity and has also appeared on Look North.