Teenage Bedwetting: Causes, Natural Cures For Bedwetting In Teenagers

In order to manage teenage bedwetting, a complete medical history is very important to understand the precise cause. Certain measures help change in the mind set of the teenager and treat bedwetting effectively.

Causes Of Teenage Bedwetting

  • Urinary bladder dysfunction: occasionally, a small bladder cannot hold a large volume of urine. Irregular muscle spasms take place, and thus, involuntary urination takes place at night.
  • Hormonal irregularities: The ADH hormone regulates the rate of urination at night.
    Those having a deficiency of the hormone suffer from bedwetting.
  • Hereditary is an important factor.
  • Psychological issues: stress, peer pressure, mental trauma, failure to cope with the strain and emotional disturbances trigger bed wetting in teens.
  • Health issues: obstinate constipation, childhood diabetes, spinal cord trauma and UTI set off bedwetting in teens.

Natural Cures For Bedwetting

  • Before retiring for the night, avoid foods that irritate the bladder.
    Steer clear of tea, coffee, aerated beverages and alcohol. Also, cut down the water intake just before bed time.
  • A hypnotic cure to manage bed wetting successfully, needs you to imagine that you are dry and are not going to wet the bed. This is called ‘Positive Imagery’ pass urine before going to bed, and then start imagining that you will not wet the bed.
  • Bedwetting alarms are extremely effective. The alarm is to be worn inside the underwear. The moment you wet the bed, the alarm begins to ring. You awaken immediately. Over a period of time, you will stop bed wetting successfully.

Treatment For Bedwetting In Teenagers

In certain severe cases, the doctor may prescribe medications to treat the condition. The drugs control ADH activity. The drugs are available as nasal sprays / pills.
Teenage bedwetting can be cured completely. However, drugs should be the last alternative to manage bed wetting. Increase your level of awareness and develop strong, positive thoughts before going to bed.

6 Comments

  1. LT said:

    My child is over 10 years but she is still bed wetting. She has taken all possible treatments but still her bedwetting problem is not resolved. Is there any home remedy for it?

    April 12, 2013
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    • PUP said:

      Do not get anxious as most children by the age of 10 are dry at night. It may take one or two years in exceptional cases. A vast majority of children who bed wet have no medical cause, most of the times it is functional. The usual cause is there in their genes. It means bed wetting often is inherited. Someone close in child’s family may have history of bedwetting. Other causes are delayed bladder maturation, deep sleep, small bladder and constipation. Homeopathic medicines are effective in treating the condition. Adopt some ways that can help the child to cope up with the problem:
      • Encourage your child to urinate before he or she goes to bed.
      • Avoid giving him liquids one hour before he goes to bed.
      • Wake him up in the night once and make him pee.
      • Do not scold your child.
      This bladder habits will help him.

      April 13, 2013
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    • AN said:

      My problem is I have bed wetting problem but it is not regular. Only once in a month or once in two months I have nocturnal enuresis. My age is 22 and I feel extremely ashamed when I see my bed wet from urine in the morning. I feel embarrassed in front of my family members. What is the treatment?

      March 24, 2018
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      • PUP said:

        Most of us believe bed wetting problem is limited only to kids. But there are many adults who also suffer from bed wetting. You may feel embarrassed to wake up with wet bed sheet. But it is not your fault. A lot many medical disorders, medications and problem pertaining with bladder can cause bed wetting. Here are few causes:
        • Overactive bladder.
        • Something abnormal with a hormone called ADH (anti diuretic hormone) that controls kidney to produce urine at night.
        • Small bladder size.
        • Medications that can irritate bladder.
        • Diabetes
        • Prolapse of pelvic organs.
        • Enlarged prostate.
        • Urinary tract infection
        • Urinary stones
        • Hereditary factor
        You must consult an urologist. Before the treatment, your physician will need to find out the cause for nocturnal enuresis (bed wetting). He will take complete medical history, do physical examination, and recommend urine analysis and neurological tests. He may also further advise to do uroflowmetery test etc.
        Since there are many causes of nocturnal enuresis in adults a handful of management techniques may be useful. Your doctor may suggest change in your daily daytime and nighttime routine. He may recommend following:
        • Bladder training techniques.
        • Avoid drinking caffeinated drinks and alcohol at night.
        • Avoid drinking water or fluids just before you go to bed. Must drink 2 hours before sleeping.
        • Visit bathroom before going to sleep.
        • Set an alarm during night so that you wake up to urinate.
        • Take medications as prescribed by the doctor.
        Use water proof cover over the mattress that keeps it dry.
        Wear absorbent undergarment when you go to bed.
        You can also try alternative medicine such as homeopathy. Consult a good homeopath in your area for the treatment besides regular conventional treatment.

        August 13, 2018
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  2. Anne said:

    Can bedwetting be triggered by girls starting their menses? My daughter took long time to stop bedwetting at the age of 11. But since her period has started she has started bedwetting again. It remains for couple of days before the start of periods. Should I take her to GP?

    March 15, 2017
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    • PUP said:

      Bedwetting happens when the child empties his or her bladder during sleep. Usually by the age of 11 the child stops bed wetting. However this can vary from one individual to another. There is little relationship between starting of menses and bedwetting. However, sometimes stress can play a role for bedwetting. Given the age of your daughter and her obvious concern for betdwetting, she must consult her GP. It is not surprising many girls feel anxious and stressed when they begin their menstrual cycle.

      September 7, 2018
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