Hormones and Regulation of Urination
What hormone makes the patient “hold her pee,” and where does it produce?
You have a patient, Aimee, who sleeps poorly. She works nights and has a tough time sleeping during the day as she has two small kids, and it is summer. She says she “gets up often to pee.” (Actually, she doesn’t wake to pee, she wakes, and then her endocrine system fires.) What hormone makes her “hold her pee”? Where is the hormone that regulates her urination produced? Where is the hormone that regulates her sleep produced? What is this hormone?