September is Urology awareness month, hosted by the Urology Foundation to raise awareness and money for training and research into different urological conditions. They also want to break down the stigma that surrounds these conditions. It’s estimated that 1 in 2 of us will be affected by a urological condition in our lifetime. this years theme is incontinence, a common but debilitating condition that affects so many yet is rarely spoken openly about.
The human body is an amazing thing, especially your pelvic floor. The different muscles and tissues that make up the pelvic floor work in harmony to support the bladder, bowel, uterus and the rest of the body. The pelvic floor truly is the core of your body and is the key to a healthy and happy life.
Let’s take a look at 8 mind boggling facts you need to know about the pelvic floor
Most of you will probably already know this but if not and you’ve been living under a rock the past week then this one’s for you. Secret Whispers and our award winning Kegel Weights were featured in one of the UK’s top publications, (with an average monthly reach of around 33 million!) The Daily Mail. More specifically, in the Femail section by Dr Clare Bailey in her column, A Problem Shared.
There is no doubt that regular exercise is beneficial to both your body and mind, but have you ever considered how a stronger body can actually lead to a stronger pelvic floor?
When you move your body regularly, your blood and lymphatic fluid are circulated throughout your body. This means that your tissues can get a healthy supply of oxygen, helping your organs to function at their best, especially the heart and lungs. The same applies to your pelvic muscles meaning regular exercise can lead to a stronger pelvic floor.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes chronic pain and a host of other symptoms like fatigue. Muscle stiffness, sleeping problems, digestive issues like IBS, and headaches.
The symptoms can differ from person to person, and with no specific diagnostic test, it’s very difficult to diagnose or to be diagnosed.
Kegel exercises are fabulous for strengthening and tightening the pelvic floor, but only if you actually remember to do them! Marrying up doing your kegel exercises with something else you already do every day is the ideal way to ensure you keep on track with doing your daily kegels.
Vaginal atrophy is the thinning and drying of the vaginal walls which can lead to pain and inflammation. Atrophy occurs when the amount of estrogen in the body drops, usually after the menopause. Vaginal atrophy can cause masses of discomfort for those who suffer with it, not to mention the psychological effects of the condition too
We wanted to use today's blog to go back to basics and talk about the pelvic floor, kegel exercises and how the Secret Whispers Kegel Weights could change your life. If you’ve been on the fence about investing in yourself with a set of our kegel weights, then this is the blog for you, so sit back and read on about (almost) everything you want to know about your pelvic floor and kegels.
Sometimes I laugh so hard the tears run down my leg
Today marks World Health Day which has been celebrated every year since 1950. The World Health Organisation are the hosts and sponsors of this yearly event which aims to bring awareness to global health issues. Here at Secret Whispers, we want to bring awareness to a health issue that’s close to our and many others hearts, urinary incontinence.
I bet you had to read that heading a few times. When this woman told me THAT THIS was what her doctor had said to her, I was shocked and very outraged.
"It’s become apparent over the last few days that I potentially have a type of prolapse happening and am generally feeling quite unwell and uncomfortable.
A call to the doctor included this comment “if your vagina falls out, don’t worry it’s like a child’s stress toy, just pop it back in”
It was meant as help..it was a lady doctor and she was really nice about it but it entered me into a rabbit hole of research and realising how common prolapses are and how little is being done about them...lots of women are just living with it. Ladies...if you take anything from this post DO YOUR PELVIC FLOOR EXERCISES EVERY DAY! RIGHT NOW..._DO THEM RIGHT NOW! ”
What causes a pelvic organ prolapse?
What are the signs of pelvic organ prolapse?
Symptoms and Types of Pelvic Organ Prolapse
How to tell if you have pelvic organ prolapse
What does a prolapse feel like inside?
Can you feel a prolapsed uterus with your finger?
How do you fix a prolapse without surgery?
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