Bed wetting is urinating while asleep. It is a condition generally observed in growing children, is also sometimes found in adults, which becomes a matter of concern as body and functions are assumed to be developed at the time.
More than feeling ashamed, one needs to see it as a problem that they need to consult with a doctor.
Recognizing the problem will be the first step, knowing that it has an underlying reason associated or a symptom of a disease, which will definitely have a cure.
Common causes of Bed wetting:
The common causes includes:
1. Hormonal imbalance..
2. Small bladder.
3. An overactive bladder.
4. Urinary Tract Infection.
The Main Causes for Bedwetting in Adults are:
1. Hormonal Reason: Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH) present in the kidney is responsible for slowing down urine production at night, the time you have to sleep. The hormonal imbalance causes less production of ADH, and makes you to lose control over urine production. Sometimes, in case of those with diabetes, the effect is seen in the ADH levels that make you urinate more at nights.
2. Hereditary Reason: Hereditary related problems are many and bed wetting is one of them.
Checking your family tree is important too, as the chances of you being a bed-wetter is high, if any of your parent was once a bed wetter for long, it can affect you too.
3. Infections: An existing infection in your urinary tract is often a cause of bedwetting.
Irritation, inflammation and associated changes may cause unexpected urination.
4. Other Reasons: Stress is also another reason for bedwetting in an adult’s life. Other than this, medicines such as sleeping pills or antipsychotics can have some side effects, which may irritate your bladder and affect the storing of urine.
A few other causes may also include constipation, enlarged prostate, and stones in kidney or urethra.
Bed wetting is an involuntary process.
Discussing the symptoms with a doctor is important to identify the real reasons, so that the problem associated with the symptom could be identified and does not lead to something else.
Also, family history should be known, medical conditions associated with the urinary system should be checked, and stress levels, fluid intake quantity and quality, infections related to urinary tract should get diagnosed.
Ignoring the problem will not solve it. It is a problem, medically recognized and hence the people should not feel embarrassed to share it so that treatment can be done effectively.
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