Vitamin D and Pelvic Floor Disorders
A study looked at the link between vitamin D levels and pelvic floor disorders.
The results showed 82% of women had vitamin D levels that were considered deficient! Overall, increased vitamin D levels were associated with a lower risk of pelvic floor disorders. (1)
So how does vitamin D affect your pelvic floor?
Vitamin D plays a vital role in maintaining adequate calcium levels. It's essential for muscle growth and function.
Vitamin D also insufficiency affects up to 80% of reproductive-age women.
The pelvic floor is reliant on the delicate relationships between musculoskeletal connections to pelvic bones that support the abdominal cavity and pelvic viscera.
The Vitamin D receptor has also been identified in the detrusor wall, thus its insufficient level may impact bladder function also.
The detrusor muscle, also detrusor urinae muscle, is a smooth muscle found in the wall of the bladder. The detrusor muscle remains relaxed to allow the bladder to store urine, and contracts during urination to release urine.
Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency:
Low Vitamin D signs may include aching bones, brain fog, fatigue and tiredness, bone and muscle pains, depression and hair loss. However the only way to know for sure that you have low vitamin D is by having a blood test.
Remember that your body absorbs Vitamin D from the sun, so you can become deficient during the winter months.
To see the Top 5 Foods Rich in Vitamin D that I recommend HERE
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