Parker–Autry CY et al. – This paper reviews current knowledge regarding vitamin D nutritional status, the importance of vitamin D in muscle function, and how insufficient or deficient vitamin D levels may play a role in the function of the female pelvic floor.
- Vitamin D is a micronutrient vital in calcium homeostasis and musculoskeletal function.
- Vitamin D insufficiency is a common variant of vitamin D deficiency that shows clinical signs of rickets and osteomalacia.
- The clinical significance of vitamin D insufficiency is being explored in several medical conditions.
- However, the most robust work suggests a role in musculoskeletal disease.
- The pelvic floor is a unique part of the body and the function of which is dependent on interrelationships between muscle, nerve, connective tissue, and bone.
- Pelvic floor disorders result when these relationships are disrupted.