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incontinence

Bladder, Kidney & Urinary Tract
January 23, 2019

All you need to know about incontinence

Incontinence is any involuntary loss of urine from the bladder. It’s a widespread condition that can range in severity from a small leak to complete loss of bladder control. Faecal or bowel incontinence is a similar condition, resulting in a loss of control of bowel motions, and release of wind from the bowel. Urinary incontinence is an unfortunate by-product of poor bladder control and affects almost twice as many women as men. This is because events like pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause distress the bladder, urethra, and the muscles that support these organs. Urinary incontinence is most often a symptom of…
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Sexual Health
November 30, 2018

How Kegel exercises can improve your sex life

What does the strength of your pelvic floor have to do with orgasms? A lot - if you want an amazing sex life! The pelvic floor is a powerful set of muscles that sits between your tailbone and pubic bone. It supports your core and the organs of your lower abdomen. A strong pelvic floor could mean more intense and longer-lasting orgasms, since it’s those very pelvic floor muscles that contract during an orgasm. Arnold Henry Kegel, an American gynaecologist, invented the Kegel exercises (also called pelvic floor exercises) as a non-surgical treatment for genital relaxation. These exercises consist of…
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Bladder, Kidney & Urinary Tract
April 6, 2017

5 reasons you’re weeing all the time

When nature calls, we really have no choice but to answer. However, running to the bathroom one too many times a day can say much more about the state of your health than what you might think. The average bladder can hold about one and a half to two cups of urine during the day and the average adult should urinate about six times a day. If you find yourself running to the loo more than six times each day, you might be at risk of illness. It is important for the bladder to be emptied regularly and completely because…
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