July 18, 2017
Many people believe that bed-wetting is something that only happens to children, and then eventually grow out of. What’s less well known is that wetting the bed can happen to adults too.
It can be a very embarrassing condition and can have an impact on so many areas of your life. For example, it can make you feel embarrassed in front of your partner, and also hinder your desire to travel for fear of wetting the bed at a hotel, or a friend’s or family member’s bed.
If you’re one of the five million people struggling with this problem, it’s not your fault. The condition can be caused by anything from a physical problem with your bladder to a medical problem. It can even be the result of medicine you’re taking. Here, we take a look at the causes of adult bedwetting and how to treat the condition.
Causes of Adult Bedwetting
Don’t just suffer in silence if you start wetting the bed. See your doctor. Adult bedwetting, also known as nocturnal adult enuresis, may be happening to you for any of a number of reasons. These can include:
Certain cancers and diseases of the spine and brain can also make you urinate too much. Other causes are:
Some pregnant women occasionally wet the bed, too.
Treatments for Adult Bedwetting
There are various treatments for adult bedwetting. These include:
It’s vital that you see your doctor about treatments, such as bedwetting medicine, if you’re waking up wet at night. This is a problem — one that doesn’t only happen to children — that can be fixed, leaving you to lead a normal and happy life.