Causes of incontinence
There can be numerous causes for incontinence. It can be attributed to a physical ailment or ailments or loss of muscle or nerve function resulting in involuntary loss of urine.
Incontinence is common among older adults, especially when other health ailments are present, such as Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, Prostate Cancer, Stroke, Infections, or Immobility.
Individuals suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer's Disease will sometimes show symptoms of incontinence due to a change of environment, such as moving into a nursing or assisted living home.
Certain prescription medications can also cause or promote incontinence:
1.) Diuretics (Water Pills)
2.) Certain Sedatives, Hypnotics, or Anti-Depressants
3.) Certain Heart and Blood Pressure Medications
4.) Certain drugs to treat Parkinson's Disease
In addition, the following common household products may promote incontinence:
2.) Caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas, chocolate, etc.)
Treatment of Incontinence
In certain situations, it may be possible to take action to correct urinary incontinence. The following link will explain possible ways to treat incontinence.
National Association for Continence