Can Alcoholism Cause Incontinence?

Can Alcoholism Cause Incontinence?

While heavy alcohol consumption can lead to many different health problems, incontinence is not usually one of them. However, in some cases, alcoholism can contribute to incontinence.

There are two main ways that alcoholism can cause incontinence. First, chronic heavy drinking can lead to nerve damage. This nerve damage can affect the muscles that control urination, leading to incontinence.

Second, alcoholism can also cause dehydration. Dehydration can make the urine more concentrated, which can irritate the bladder and lead to incontinence.

If you are struggling with alcoholism, it is important to get help. Alcoholism is a serious disease that can lead to many health problems, including incontinence. If you are struggling with alcoholism, please reach out for help. Alcoholism is a chronic disease that requires professional treatment and support.

Some of the short- and long-term effects of alcoholism include incontinence.

Incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine or stool.

Alcoholism can cause incontinence by damaging the muscles and nerves that control the bladder and bowel.

Incontinence can also be a side effect of medications used to treat alcoholism.

If you are struggling with alcoholism, please seek professional help.

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Robert Gerchalk

Robert is our health care professional reviewer of this website. He worked for many years in mental health and substance abuse facilities in Florida, as well as in home health (medical and psychiatric), and took care of people with medical and addictions problems at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He has a nursing and business/technology degrees from The Johns Hopkins University.

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