Daily Health Tips: Bed Wetting


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Q: I was asking…what can someone do if he/she as been bed wetting since he was little? Now they are even 18 years old?

A: Hello. Thanks for writing in. Bed wetting is a huge challenge in childhood…how much more in adulthood!

Bedwetting is usually due to an increase in the amount of urine usually contained in the bladder, an over-reactive bladder or small bladder or it may be due to a heavy sleeper who does not get or respond to the urge to void when he/she gets that urge while asleep. In childhood, ensuring the child urinates just before he goes to bed, limiting the amount of fluid he takes in the evening (some studies have shown no significant improvement with this strategy), encouraging the child to use the bathroom regularly during the day or using bedwetting alarms may help a child get through this period. A bedwetting alarm…

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