Health Tip: What May Cause Urinary IncontinenceLast Updated: September 17, 2015.
(HealthDay News) -- The inability to fully control the bladder, a condition known as urinary incontinence, has many potential causes and treatments.
The Womenshealth.gov website says possible causes include:
- Weakening of the pelvic muscles due to pregnancy or childbirth.
- Lower levels of estrogen during menopause.
- Chronic constipation.
- Side effects from medication, such as diuretics or hormone replacement therapy.
- Alcohol or caffeine.
- Being overweight.
- Nerve damage.