We recently attended a seminar on the medical and surgical treatments of obesity hosted by Dr Grant Cracknell and Dr Jason Huang. Dr Cracknell outlined how much physical activity we should be doing- 150minutes per week of low intensity activity or 75minutes per week of high intensity activity. If that seems overwhelming to you then […]
Practicing good bladder and bowel habits will reduce the risk of incontinence and constipation. As children we get taught to go to the toilet “just in case”. This in fact is not the best, instead only go to the toilet when your bladder in full. However with bowels, go to the toilet and do a […]
Take care of your pelvic floor. Pregnancy, childbirth, constipation, increased weight, chronic coughs and heavy lifting can all weaken your pelvic floor. Your pelvic floor is essential to maintain good bowel and bladder control. If you are concerned speak to one of our doctors. If you are pregnant, why not speak to your doctor now […]
Physical activity, particularly when it targets the pelvic floor, helps tone your pelvic floor and maintain a healthy weight. If you are not a gym junkie, why not try going for a walk? If you are a woman and have issues with your pelvic floor why not see a physiotherapist that specialises in this. Speak […]
Drinking adequate amounts of water reduces the risk of constipation and bladder irritability. Caffeine containing drinks such as coffee, tea and soft drink have the opposite effect.
To prevent constipation it is recommended you eat a healthy diet rich in fibre (30g per day). This includes fruit and vegetables. wholemeal or wholegrain bread instead of white bread, brown rice instead of white rice, legumes, some nuts and some seeds. Of course we are all different and some of you may be intolerant […]
This week we will focus on incontinence. Yes, you may feel shy about talking about urine or bowel incontinence with your doctor BUT it is important because it affects your quality of life. And yes, there is help out there. This is a common problem, affecting all ages both men and women. Please talk to […]