Everyone’s breasts look and feel different. It is important for you to get to know yours and perform regular breast examinations. Breasts that are different shapes, you may have lumpy breasts, one breast may be larger than the other, or one or both nipples may be pulled in (inverted). It is important to become familiar with the normal look and feel of your breasts. And it is important to check your breasts for any changes. Get used to looking at and feeling your breasts regul
Unfortunately nothing causes more misery in people’s lives than bowel problems. This may include constipation, difficulty emptying the bowels, poor control of gas and stool, rectal prolapse, haemorrhoids or pain from anal fissures. Bowel problems are very common. At least 10% of men and women will report long term problems. Unfortunately many people are embarrassed to talk about this, even with their nearest and dearest. This stops them getting the advice and help that they n
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
Jean Haile's Women's Health Week is a nation-wide campaign – all centered on improving women's health and helping us make healthier choices. Women’s Health Week (7th - 11 September 2020) is dedicated to all women across Australia to make good health a priority. s Women’s Health Week is a week dedicated to all women across Each day of Women's Health Week I will focus on an important women's health topic. To celebrate Women's Health Week at Better Health, I will be offering a