Research has found that vitamin D insufficiency is associated with an overactive bladder, pelvic floor disorders, urinary incontinence, and lower urinary tract symptoms.
The researchers reviewed previous studies and the data was then collectively analyzed, which presented a clear association between vitamin D and the health of the bladder.
The meta-analysis of studies focused on research associated with overactive bladder, urinary pelvic floor disorders, incontinence, and lower urinary tract symptoms.
Of the reviewed studies, 6 out of 7 had concluded that urinary incontinence onset and severity were significantly associated with vitamin D insufficiency or deficiency.
Two other studies had revealed that vitamin D can be an effective urinary incontinence treatment.
Of the studies examined, approximately two-thirds showed a vitamin D and urinary health correlation.
According to the researchers, vitamin D receptors are found in the muscle that contracts which allows urine to flow out of the bladder, known as the bladder detrusor muscle. Vitamin D may essentially help strengthen some of the muscles in as well as around the pelvic floor, which includes the bladder.
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