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.
Adult Bedwetting: Some Common Causes and Treatments
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There's no shame in recognizing that you have a problem with adult bedwetting. In fact, accepting that your body is not functioning the way you'd like it to is the first step towards treatment - and you'll be happy to hear that real, effective treatments are available. Simply put, there's no reason why anyone shouldn't have a dry night - and that includes you. It's worth noting that bedwetting in adults is actually different than what children go through.
Adult bedwetting and nocturia
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.
Frequent urination at night, as well as bedwetting in adults, usually has different causes than among children. Frequent urination can mean that the body is producing more urine due to changes in certain hormone production, kidney problems, illness, or due to medication. This can lead to nocturnal enuresis, or it can mean that you have to get up one or several times a night to void and is then called nocturia. Among the elderly it is normal to have to get up to urinate once or twice a night. Among men, nocturia is usually related to an enlarged A gland in men, which is located at the base of the bladder.