Vitamin D is quite often prescribed along with other supplements to aid bone health. But is there another reason we should be getting more Vitamin D? Below is a link to a fantastic article by Dr Susie Gronski, that not only explains pelvic floor anatomy and function, but also why simply increasing your Vitamin D levels may help with your pelvic floor strength.
“Vitamin D plays an important role in cardiovascular health, bone health, hormone regulation, and inflammation control. More and more research is now suggesting that Vitamin D actually plays a vital role in musculoskeletal health due to a strong relationship with Calcium and its role in muscle function. It goes on to say that insufficient or deficient Vitamin D levels in women can place them at risk for pelvic floor weakness and predispose them to urinary incontinence.”
It is still important to complete pelvic floor exercises, however, this might be a missing link worth investigating.