Bed-wetting is often associated with childhood. Indeed, up to one-quarter of children experience problems with nocturnal enuresis, or urinating while asleep. Most children grow out of the condition when their bladders become larger and better developed. Research suggests bed-wetting occurs in 1 to 2 percent of adults. However, the number may be higher. Some adults are likely embarrassed or unwilling to talk with their doctor about the problem.
Adult Bedwetting: Some Common Causes and Treatments
Adult Bedwetting: Some Common Causes and Treatments | Shield HealthCare
Nocturnal enuresis or bedwetting is the involuntary release of urine during sleep. Bedwetting can be a symptom of bladder control problems like incontinence or overactive bladder or more severe structural issues, like an enlarged prostate or bladder cancer. Studies shows that 1 to 2 percent of adults wet the bed, though researchers think that statistic is underreported due to the embarrassing nature of the problem. Rather than hiding your secret, you should explore effective treatments that can help lessen the likelihood of bedwetting and reduce the anxiety of going to sleep at night. NOTE: This section focuses on bedwetting when it affects adults. The body produces an antidiuretic hormone at night called ADH, which slows the kidney's production of urine while you sleep.
Causes of Bed-Wetting in Adults and How to Treat It
About one out of every fifty young adults has a problem with Bed-wetting. Fortunately, help is available, and the problem can be controlled or cured in the majority. Bed-wetting seems like an insurmountable problem for young adults who would like to enter into an intimate interpersonal relationship, attend college and live in a dormitory, or otherwise share living accommodation with friends when they leave home to go to school or start a career. Don't Give up. Our understanding of Bed-wetting is growing and new treatments are available.