Bladder leakage is a significant problem for Australian women. Affecting 1 in 3 women of all ages, this is an issue that needs to be taken seriously. When a woman is not able to control her bladder, it can affect her life profoundly. Women will often stop exercising, withdraw from intimacy, have reduced self-esteem, and stop doing things they love.
Prolapse can be a bit of a scary word. Women have often heard horror stories from their mothers, aunties or friends. However, having a prolapse isn’t actually that scary. It’s also very common – 1 in 2 women who have had a baby have one. Want to know the good news? Prolapse is very treatable, and pelvic floor exercises are the number one treatment recommended for prolapse worldwide.
Did you know that carrying a few extra kilo’s around your stomach can affect your bladder control? Unfortunately, the lifestyle changes associated with being at home more during COVID-19 have led to some people gaining extra weight. In this article we outline how weight gain and bladder control are related, and what you can do about it.
Waking overnight to wee is annoying, and can leave you feeling tired. But did you know it can also have a big effect on many other areas of your health? People who wee twice or more overnight have four times the risk of developing heart disease and double the risk of early death!. There’s new research that gives you concrete ways to reduce those nightly trips to the loo.
Pelvic floor problems don’t need to stop you from exercising. There are many types of exercise that are safe to do even if your pelvic floor is weak. Here are 10 pelvic-floor friendly exercises to help you spring into springtime.
Life is complicated. Sex is complicated. Sex is influenced by everything that is happening in our lives, and sex influences what is happening in our lives. They are not separable.
Constipation is uncomfortable, but did you also know it weakens your pelvic floor? Straining and pushing when you poo can lead to bladder or bowel leakage, prolapse, and haemorrhoids. Here are five simple tips for a perfect poo. Trust us, they work. Your bowel will thank you for it.
Feacal Incontinence (accidental loss of bowel control) affects more Australian’s than diabetes and asthma. So why do we never talk about it? There is much taboo surrounding bowel control, and unfortunately many sufferers don’t seek help. The good news? Faecal Incontinence is often curable! You are never too old and it is never too late to improve your bowel control.
Endometriosis, a disease affecting 1 in 10 Australian women, can have devastating effects on many aspects of a woman’s life. Women with endometriosis typically deal with a huge variety of symptoms with the most significant usually being pain. This case study follows one of our patients, Sarah, on her road to recovery from endometriosis.
Healthy pelvic floor muscles are so important for bladder control, bowel control, preventing prolapse, and sexual function, so it makes good sense to look after them. Have you been looking after yours? Here’s our 5 top tips for a healthy pelvic floor. Prevention really is better than a cure...