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|Bedwetting As An Adult Causes And Treatments by Maxcollins042(m): 12:33pm On Oct 26, 2021|
Earlier today, a thread (https://www.nairaland.com/6820409/how-stop-23-year-old-girlfriend-bed-wetting#107062106) surfaced on the frontpage of this forum about a 23-year-old who is still bedwetting. The thread was created to candidly seek a solution for her condition.
I decided to create this thread and help shine light on possible causes of why she is bedwetting and solutions she should try her hands on.
Is Bedwetting Normal for Adults?
Many are of the view that bedwetting happens to children only. Also known as nocturnal enuresis, bedwetting is also a nocturnal problem that adults can grapple with. About 2% of adults still wet their beds. Grown-ups can wake up to bed sheets soaked with their urine and deal with the embarrassment that follows.
There are many causes that could lead an adult into bedwetting. They include the following:
Hormonal Imbalance: The body produces antidiuretic hormone (ADH) to signal the body to produce less urine at night. When its secretion is imbalanced, the volume of urine produced will be too much for the bladder to hold, hence, the involuntary urination and wetting the sheets.
Diabetes: When the pancreas doesn't secret enough insulin to process ingested glucose, it increases urine production and bedwetting at night.
Alcohol/Caffeine Intake: Alcohol and caffeine are diuretic in nature. They cause huge production of urine. Taking alcohol or caffeinated drink before hitting the hay leads to increased volume of urine than the bladder can hold.
Weak Bladder Control: Children before the age of 5 are known to wet their beds because they don't have a strong control of their bladder. Some grown-ups still don't have a firm grip on their bladder movement. Consequently, this makes them have urinary incontinence at night.
Genetics: If a parent or relative had similar bedwetting issue, their is a huge chance that a child sharing similar family history will replicate it.
Other causes are urinary tract infection, small bladder size, and prostate gland enlargement.
Limit liquid intake at night: Hours before going to bed, ensure that you do not to drink water or any liquid content. This ensures that your bladder is relatively empty before bed.
Avoid Caffeinated or Alcoholic Drinks at Night: Giving alcoholic and caffeinated drinks a wide berth at night enables your body to produce less urine. A moderate amount of urine that your bladder can hold back while you sleep will be produced.
Empty Your Bladder Before Sleeping: Before you go to bed, make sure that you urinate so as to have your bladder almost empty.
Take Anti-diabetic Drugs: Taking anti-diabetic helps secrete insulin to process the body glucose and lower urine production at night.
There you have it! From the treatments discussed above, one can see that it takes lifestyle adjustment to nip bedwetting as a grown up in the bud.
The sheer lack of discipline to turn a new leaf coupled with a weak bladder control mostly results in bedwetting for adults.
Note that applying these treatment tips may not be effective instantly but they will surely work as time goes on.
I hope adults still bedwetting will learn one or two things from this write-up and arrest their nocturnal iniquity.
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|Re: Bedwetting As An Adult Causes And Treatments by babaalagbo1(m): 12:38pm On Oct 26, 2021|
Nice write up,article and insight on bed wetting....if you're experiencing this for a long time or you know someone an adult or a child that supposed to have stop bed wetting at a certain stage but yet to stop and still bed wetting..there's traditional cure for it,dm me thanks
|Re: Bedwetting As An Adult Causes And Treatments by Benbisco(f): 1:08pm On Oct 26, 2021|
Thank you jare. Na problem solvers like you we need around us not people who will be hitting a man who is already down.
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