Bedwetting is uncontrolled urination during sleep. Another name for this condition is nocturnal enuresis. It is most commonly seen in children, but adults can also be exposed to this problem. The disease involves inability to hold urine inside the bladder. Children of 3 years old and younger haven't learnt how to self-control, which is considered to be a norm for their age. However, for older kids and teenagers bedwetting can become a serious problem in the social adaptation and communication with other people.

Causes of bedwetting

BedwettingThe most common factors that cause bedwetting are psychological. It can be a psychological trauma, stress or strong consternation. Pathologies in the urinary tract may also lead to enuresis. The disease can develop as a complication of an infection or inflammation in the genitals (Sexually Transmitted Diseases). Moreover, unhealthy lifestyle, incorrect nutrition, endocrine system disorders may also end up in bedwetting.

Other factors include:

  • small bladder;
  • underdevelopment of the nervous system, disorders in the nervous system;
  • underdevelopment of the genitals, urinary tract;
  • hereditary and congenial predisposition;
  • violation of antidiuretic hormone secretion.

Bedwetting can develop in women of 45-50 years old as a menopause-related symptom.

Types of bedwetting

To choose a proper treatment, it is important to determine the character of the disease. Bedwetting is divided into primary and secondary forms. Primary bedwetting defines cases of night urination, when the patient does not feel when the bladder is full, and doesn't wake up if urination occurs. The second type involves uncontrolled urination not only at night, but in the daytime as well. As a rule, it develops due to congenial or acquired diseases.


Nowadays, there are a lot of ways how to cope with this problem. 

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