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WORLD BEDWETTING DAY 26 MAY 2020

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WORLD BEDWETTING DAY 26 MAY 2020

TIME TO TAKE ACTION BEDWETTING IS NOBODY'S FAULT; IT IS A COMMON MEDICAL CONDITION THAT CAN AND SHOULD BE TREATED (1) For decades, bedwetting was considered as a simple condition that would resolve spontaneously. However, it is now regarded as a complex disorder involving several factors such as bladder dysfunction and the over-production of urine at night.2Bedwetting does not have a psychological cause, in most cases it is caused by over-production of urine at night, the inability to wake up or reduced capacity of the bladder.2 This medical condition can have a serious detrimental effect on the child’s self-esteem, emotional well-being and...

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How do you stop children from wetting the bed?

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How do you stop children from wetting the bed?

It’s never easy deciding whether to let your child go on a sleepover when they have a bed-wetting problem, as its discovery can be embarrassing and traumatic for him or her. But rest assured that bed-wetting is common, affecting 15% to 20% of school-aged children. And while most children (98% to 99%) grow out of it, treatments are available to speed this along. Children normally are able to wake to a full-bladder signal to use the bathroom. However, bed-wetting children have a defective arousal response and are unable to wake fully. Therefore, when the amount of urine produced overnight exceeds...

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ADULT BEDWETTING

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ADULT BEDWETTING

Some people might think that bedwetting only happens to children, but, it is problem that you can have at any age. Bedwetting, or nocturnal enuresis, meaning involuntary release of urine during sleep, is a medical condition like any other, and it should be treated accordingly. We do not know how common it is because of people’s reluctance to report it, but some data suggest that approximately 1-2% of adults experience the disorder. So, you are not alone, and, there is no reason to be ashamed. Nocturnal enuresis is not a personal failure of any sort, and it’s not a sign...

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What is Bedwetting?

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What is Bedwetting?

What is bedwetting? Bedwetting (also called nocturnal enuresis) happens when the bladder empties without permission during sleep. Bedwetting is very common with approximately 1 in 5 children in Australia wetting the bed. Bedwetting is a complex condition that can often be a source of worry for parents and children. For parents, the main concern is often the emotional and social effects on their children. Children can experience feelings of embarrassment that can lead to low self-esteem. There are also other issues of sleep disruption, laundry workload and costs to contend with as well.  Day-time control of the bladder comes before night-time dryness. Most children...

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The teenager with a bedwetting problem

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The teenager with a bedwetting problem

Around 1 in 100 adolescents wet the bed. They are slightly more likely to have behavioural problems but these could well be as much due to the bedwetting as causing it. There is a range of reasons why past treatments may not have worked and professional advice and assessment is recommended. If you are caring for a child with special needs and incontinence, practical tips and advice are available to assist you with your care. Read more on caring with someone with incontinence. What are the reasons for teenagers wetting the bed? The reasons for bedwetting among teenagers are the same reasons for...

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