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What is a Kylie bed pad?

What Is A Kylie® Bed Pad?

It’s exactly how it sounds. A Kylie® Bed Pad is placed on top of the sheets, but under the duvet, and is highly Kylie® Bed Padsabsorbent, washable and with a waterproof backing. This allows you to keep your mattress clean and cut down on time consuming sheet washing and changing.

I worked in a nursing home very briefly after leaving school before starting my first job. The residents at the nursing home would all sleep on a Kylie® Bed Pad. It’s clear why such a product would find a place in a nursing home. Roughly, there are 3 great benefits for anyone:

  • The Kylie® absorbs urine away from the skin which keeps skin healthy
  • The Kylie® can be quickly changed and washed, cutting down on time consuming bedding changes
  • Kylie® Bed Pads are washable and reusable, so save lots of money over their life

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Personal Cooling System sells out in heatwave

Personal Cooling System stays cold for 12 hours

Keeps you discreetly cool for 12 hours

Keeps you discreetly cool for 12 hours

Following the success of the amazing personal cooling system ‘Coldfront‘  as featured in the Washington Post Oprah

The freak weather of heatwaves sweeping countries has been no match for Coldfront.  Its been a vital part of peoples everyday lives especially those who are unable to regualate their temperatures such as babies, people with MS women who are going through the menopause. This hot weather has been a sell out for Coldfront and the team are working round the clock to ensure coldfront reaches their customers.

Immediate cooling relief any time anywhere

Coldfront is the world’s first on the go and on demand personal cooling kit with patented Recool Technology. Unlike regular ice packs or gel packs, when you take coldfront out of the freezer, it stays cold for up to 12 hours without being a drippy mess.

The technology inside coldfront recools the soft palm packs within 20 minutes. Use coldfront once, twice, three times—as often as you need it, day or night. Wow! You have the flexibility of immediate cooling relief wherever you are, wherever you need it. That’s the beauty of coldfront!

The story behind Coldfront

This is a particular warming story as the inventor Susie Hadas founder and president of Personally Cool  invented Coldfront for personal reasons. Read this incredible journey she has gone on to bring you Coldfront. Read more....

Susie and Jordan Hadas are working to raise money follow them on the Indiegogo

Using coldfront is really that simple!

When you first receive coldfront®, just place it — closed — in the freezer overnight or for at least 12 hours. Once cooled, remove coldfront® from the freezer, toss it into your handbag, briefcase or backpack, and go! The cold palm packs will be ready to as soon as you need them. Once you’re relieved, simply return the palm pack to the coldfront® case and zip it closed. The palm pack just used will be ready to use again within 20 minutes — without having to go back into the freezer. Should you need some cool within 20 minutes, the second palm pack is ready and waiting for you. Read more…

Personally Cool work closely with organisations to raise awareness about the various conditions where people need to keep cool.

Multiple Sclerosis affects around 100,000 people in the UK for more information MS Society

For further excellent reading about the menopause, hormone fluctuation, hysterectomy HRT etc Kathryn Colas site www.mentoringthroughmenopause.com, offers excellent information for women, businesses and medical professionals.

Would you like more information about the fantastic Coldfront in Europe contact C&G Medicare use code  COLDFRONT6 for free shipping in the UK Click Coldfront for your order

PFILATES EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT IT!

KEGEL EXERCISES A NEW BEGINNING

Everyone knows that Dr Arnold Kegel discovered the pelvic floor exercises. Exercises which are to this day, encouraged by medical professionals to prevent conditions such as incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and in general weak pelvic floor muscles.

Weakness of the pelvic floor can be hereditary or can be caused from a range of factors. Obesity, pregnancy, low oestrogen levels, menopause, Pelvic organ prolapse, laxity of the pelvic floor muscles are to name a few reasons why the pelvic floor  needs extra attention.

Dr Arnold was a brilliant gyaneacologist in his time and has opened the path for many to follow his good work in his footsteps.

Dr Bruce Crawford OBYGYN

Founder of Pfilates program

Founder of Pfilates program

One gynaecologist in Nevada who has excelled in his work not only as a brilliant gyaneacologist but as a compassionate man who understands the needs of women who suffer with pelvic organ dysfunction of any kind. Dr Bruce Crawford MD understands the importance of helping women solve conditions such as incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse etc.

For many women these conditions are demoralising and often have a negative impact on the quality of life. Many women find themselves  becoming more and more introverted due to issues such as incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

When they do pick up the courage to speak to a doctor, they are kept waiting for months (sometimes in pain) before they get to see a gyaneacologist to find out what the cause of the problem actually is. Many women don’t want to have surgery and are too frightened to seek medical help because they think that is all there is left for them.

Physiotherapy treatment is an excellent way to start the pelvic floor rehabilitation process. We found from a survey of 150 women in the United Kingdom, those who spoke to their physiotherapist felt reassured and completely comfortable with opening up their feelings. The physiotherapist took time to explain everything of the ‘hows and why’s of the pelvic floor. (GPs in the UK often don’t have the time to speak to their patients, and as patients don’t see incontinence or pelvic floor issues as a life threatening problem many don’t seek help as they ‘don’t want to bother the doctor’.

Out of the 150 women who did seek physiotherapy help 78% were found to have not known how to do a kegel exercise correctly before seeing the physiotherapist. Are you doing your pelvic floor exercises correctly?

Dr Bruce Crawford develops Pfilates (the only exercise program with clinical studies)

Pfilates is a program of neuromuscular conditioning based on extensive EMG recordings taken from the pelvic floor.  Pfilates was created by an American Urogynecologist to provide a method of home pelvic floor fitness training accessible to a broad population.

Pelvic floor disorders are absolutely epidemic.  Stress urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, female sexual dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse, and fecal incontinence are so commonplace they are often regarded as the inevitable consequences of childbirth and aging.  When these conditions are treated they are to often regarded as purely mechanical disorders requiring a surgical solution.  Although trained as a surgeon I have come to regard these disorders as principally neuromuscular disorders deserving of a neuromuscular solution.

It is clear that programs of pelvic floor neuromuscular rehabilitation successfully improve pelvic floor symptoms.  Such programs typically involve a set schedule of isometric pelvic floor muscle exercises (Kegel exercises) that must be continued long term.  It is also clearly established that very few women will continue to perform this type of isometric exercises for an extended period of time.

In creating the Pfilates program we have ventured to provide a plyometric (movement oriented) method of pelvic floor exercise that could be incorporated in to any regular fitness routine.  Our neuromuscular research reveals that movements which engage the external hip rotators, adductors of the thigh, transverses abdominals, and gluteal muscles also facilitate, or induce, a pelvic floor contraction.  This information has proven especially useful for women unable to perform an isolated voluntary pelvic floor contraction.

The Pfilates program is a simple program consisting of ten movements presented in the same order in three different phases (beginning, intermediate, and advanced).  Each of the Pfilates movements includes a series of repetitions followed by a hold phase and a pulse phase at the point of peak engagement of the pelvic floor.  As such these movements encourage the development of the three essential elements of neuromuscular performance: strength, endurance, and coordination.  The Pfilates DVD includes a detailed “Learn These Movements” that should be reviewed carefully before beginning any of the ten minute routines.

Pfilates is intended to be preventative but also a therapeutic alternative for those already experiencing symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction.  For patients that have already has surgery Pfilates can help protect the investment and reduce the chance for recurrent symptoms

For more information about Pfilates program contact C&G Medicare Ltd.  We are offering the full Pfilates kit which includes 64 minute DVD of Pfilates exercises, 1 full colour manual, 20 cm Pfilates ball,  plus a free antibacterial cleaning spray plus a free satin bag to store your kit in. Total value £51.48 we are offering this for just £29.99 at our store www.incoshop.co.uk  

Created by Dr Bruce Crawford

Created by Dr Bruce Crawford

Pelvic Organ Prolapse and why you need to educate yourself

Sherrie Palm author of the award winning book Pelvic Organ Prolapse the silent epidemic

Sherrie Palm is a public speaker, women’s advocate for pelvic organ prolapse and founder of APOPS, (Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support) through the organisation (non-profit) the team of experts Sherrie has appointed help raise the awareness and offer invaluable advice to women who suffer POP.

The European arm of APOPS bridges the gap between patient and doctor or physiotherapist. When a woman is so desperate, and embarrassed that she either feels part of her insides falling down or even worse in some cases the insides fall out through the vagina, these women feel they have nowhere to turn. APOPS provides them with guidance, information and a contact who specialises in this area within the patients postcode area.

For more information about APOPS and pelvic organ prolapse visit www. pelvicorganprolapsesupport.org 

or www.incostress.com

About Pelvic Organ Prolapse the silent epidemic

An award winning fantastic book which gives women down to earh plain speaking advice, diagnosis and how to deal with Pelvic organ prolapse.

Pelvic organ prolapse is an extremely common female health issue that ALL WOMEN need to know about. Symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) can be confused and mistaken for other health conditions. Symptoms of POP are:

pelvic/back/vaginal/rectal pain
Urinary or fecal incontinence
pain with intercourse
chronic constipation
lack of sexual sensation
vaginal/rectal pressure

and many others.

Vaginal childbirth and menopause are the two leading causes of POP. Unfortunately, most women first hear about pelvic organ prolapse AFTER they are diagnosed with POP.

If you suffer from any of the above symptoms, you may be suffering from a cystocele, rectocele, or type of POP and should talk with your physician about pelvic organ prolapse now.

Our goal is to increase awareness and recognition of POP symptoms, causes, and treatments. Pelvic organ prolapse impacts millions of women around the world physically, emotionally, socially, sexually, and financially. We need to increase POP awareness; we need to increase it now.

Book Details

Hardcover Book, 148 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1606939653
ISBN-13: 9781606939659
Dimensions: 9.00 x 6.00 x 0.50 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.86 lbs

Scotts & Co have been great supporters of Sherries book, helping raise the awareness of this treatable condition.

Order your copy of pelvic organ prolapse via vivadirect click here to go straight to the catalogue

Which type of incontinence do you have?

This survey is designed to help you and your doctor determine what type of incontinence you are experiencing. No personal information such as email address, names etc. This survey is for you to fill out and print off to take to your doctor to help you.
Click here to take survey

For more information on incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse visit http://www.incostress.com

 Which type of incontinence do you have?

For Stress Incontinence, over active bladder (to stabilize the bladder) nocturia and pelvic floor strengthening you may want to try

INCOSTRESS. Go to www.incostress.com

Incostress is a class IIa medical device which has clinical evidence to demonstrate its efficacy.

Incostress is made in the United Kingdom by C&G Medicare. We also manufacture the Day Toner which is a class I pelvic floor exerciser.

Incostress can be left in the body up to 29 days, however we recommend you use it for a maximum of 8 hours then remove for an hour before re-inserting. We want you to train your pelvic muscles so eventually you won’t need anything to control the incontinence.

Incostress is made from body friendly medical grade silicone, which means it can be washed and re-used time and time again.

Incostress is ideal for any woman who can support a tampon. (there is no risk of toxic shock syndrome with Incostress as bacteria does not breed on silicone.

Order your Incostress in store from Boots or online in the United Kingdom.

Order from www.incostress.com and get a FREE bottle of IncoClean, a biofriendly antibacterial cleaner which also protects your Incostress. IncoClean is safe to use on skin as it is PH balanced. It does NOT contain alcohol.

We recommend Incostress for women who

Have just had babies

Women who are approaching the menopause (depletion of oestrogen can weaken the muscles Incostress can help maintain muscle control)

Women who have passed the menopause.

Women who experience over active bladder and want to train their bladder to be stable

Women with Urinary Stress Incontinence (SUI)

Women who leak slightly during sports. Incostress acts as a support for the pelvic floor during impact, lessening the strain of the pelvic floor

Women who suffer nocturia (getting up several times during the  night to pass water).

Incostress stops incontinence

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