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    Incontinence & Excessive Saliva
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    Elizabeth2108 posted:
    My mother has had a problem in incontinence for a number of years and has had 3 different kinds of surgeries, but none have been successful. Her biggest problem is at night when she is sleeping, she cannot control her bladder to even get out of bed and get to the bathroom. She also has to get up anywhere from 3 to 5 times at night and most of the time change her clothes and bed linens because they are wet. She does wear adult diapers but they are not much help.

    On top of that in the past year or so she has been experiencing excessive saliva when she sleeps. Her pillow and hair are completely soaked in the morning. Losing all of this water keeps her somewhat dehydrated and she has problems with her electrolytes.

    She has asked several doctors about the connection of these two problems, but none seem to be too concerned.

    Has anyone experienced anything like this? If so, please let us know if there is hope in controling this situation.

    My mother is 80 years old and the lack of sleep is really wearing her down.

    I would appreciate any help!
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    Diane K Newman, RN-C, MSN, ANP responded:
    You mother's nighttime voiding is called nocturnal polyuria and is more related to heart function than her bladder function.

    I have posted a resource on this topic .

    I do not know of any relationship between saliva production and incontinence.


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