November is National Bladder Health month. Here are some top tips for women to keep their bladder healthy! 1) Don't go to the toilet if you don't need to go. Many girls and young women are taught to empty their bladders before they leave the house. Instead, listen to your body and pay attention to your natural urges. Your bladder works best when it can tell you when it needs to be emptied, rather than the other way around!
2) Please don’t hover and sit down on the loo. Your
The do’s and don’ts of washing your nether regions From vaginal steaming to jade eggs, the internet is literally flooded with products and devices to keep the vagina healthy. But when keeping a vagina happy and healthy, it is definitely a case of less is more. Do… - gently wash the area outside the vagina (the vulva) with water and a gentle soap every day. This should be all you need to keep this area healthy. A simple, unperfumed soap or soap-free wash is best. - wear cotton
1) Empty the bladder 4 - 7 times a day 2) It is normal to sleep through the night or to wake up once to empty your bladder 3) Avoid getting into the habit of going ‘just-in-case’ 4) It is important to sit down on the toilet and not ‘hover’ 5) Take your time to empty the bladder. Relax. Don’t strain. 6) Drink at least 1.5L of fluid per day, and more in hot weather or when you are exercising. 7) Reduce things which may ‘irritate’ your bladder. This includes any caffeinat
What is the pelvic floor?
The pelvic floor is a sling that spans the bottom of the pelvis, much like a trampoline. It is comprised of muscles, ligaments, connective tissue and nerves. Why is it important? The pelvic floor muscles (or Kegel muscles) help with: · Bladder control · Bowel control · Pelvic organ support (bladder, bowel and uterus) to prevent vaginal prolapse · Sexual arousal and satisfaction · Back and pelvic support Who needs to do pelvic floor exercises? All wom