This section contains information on both urinary and fecal incontinence and urinary retention and constipation. Continence of both urine and stool is a delicate balance between anatomy and central nervous system control. Several diseases and drugs can disturb this balance.
Incontinence is a frequently occurring problem in elderly people and usually becomes more frequent with increasing age. This problem has a serious impact on quality of life of elderly.
Incontinence and retention/constipation cannot be considered as opposite events. Constipation can lead to fecal incontinence and similarly urine retention can result in urine incontinence.
Which of the following is NOT a cause of polyuria?
Extra info: Smoking produces ADH and makes you urinate less.