Besides menopause, what else may affect bladder control in older women?

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Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine

Many issues can cause bladder control problems in older women. In addition to smoking, drinking alcohol or caffeinated beverages, and normally weakened pelvic muscles, there are very serious issues that can contribute to urinary incontinence. Cardiovascular disease, mobility problems, depression, infections, nerve damage from diabetes or stroke, depression, and weight gain can all affect bladder control.

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