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Bed Wetting (Enuresis) And It's Treatment

Bed-wetting, known in the medical community as enuresis, is the act of urinating in bed habitually and, especially, involuntarily at night when asleep. Bed-wetting is common in early childhood. It also occurs sometimes in early adult­hood and frequently among the aging. Bed wetting is a problem found more in boys than in girls. This is mainly due to a maturational delay in the development of bladder musculature and its ability to withstand the pressure of a large urine volume.

Bed-wetting is fairly common. About 5 million to 7 million children wet the bed. Doctors don't know for sure what causes bedwetting or why it stops. But it is considered a natural part of development, and it usually goes away on its own. But until it does, it can be embarrassing and uncomfortable for your child. So it's important that you provide support and positive reinforcement during this process.

Causes of bed wetting

The causes are often unknown. The most popular theories center on the roles of behavioral disturbances, very sound sleeping, the consumption of too much liquid before bedtime, dreaming. about using the rest room, food allergies, heredity, stress, nutritional deficiencies, and psychological problems (one of the most common factors in young adults).

In children under the age of five or so, the most common cause of bed-wetting is simply the size of the bladder; it is often too small to hold enough urine to last through the night every single night. This type of bed-wetting is usually outgrown. Occasional bed-wetting by older children usually stops spontaneously by the teenage years. An underlying illness such as a urinary tract infection or diabetes may also result in bed-wetting. It is wise to rule out the possibility of underlying medical problems before proceeding with any other form of treatment.

Symptoms of bed wetting

Most people (80%) who wet their beds, wet only at night. They tend to have no other symptoms other than wetting the bed at night.

Vitamins and nutrients for bed wetting

Suggested dosage
Calcium and
1,500 mg daily.
300 mg daily.
To aid in controlling bladder spasms.
Zinc 10 mg daily for children.
80 mg daily for adults. Do not exceed these amounts. system
For improved bladder function. Also enhances the immune
Vitamin A As directed on label. To aid in normalizing bladder muscle function.
Vitamin E 600 IU daily. Use d-alpha-tocopherol form

Home remedies for bed wetting treatment

  • For bed-wetting, try using buchu, com silk, oat straw, parsley, and/ or plantain. Take these herbs before.3:00 p.m. so that they have time to work before bedtime.
  • Have the child eat two walnut halves and a teaspoon of raisins before bed.
  • Eat parsley or chew on cinnamon bark.
  • Moisture alarms are considered a useful and successful way to treat bed-wetting.  Medical research has shown that moisture alarms have helped many children stay dry.  This treatment require a supportive and helpful family and may take many weeks or even several months to work. 
Considerations and prevention tips
  • Do not drink liquids within thirty minutes of bedtime.
  • The child should urinate in the toilet before bedtime.
  • Alarms are preferred to medications for children because they have no side effects.
  • Consume more foods that are high in vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), including bee pollen, brewer's yeast, soaked nuts, and spirulina. Caution: Both bee pollen and brewer's yeast can cause an allergic reaction in some individuals. Start with a small amount at first, and discontinue use if any allergic symptoms occur.
  • Supplemental magnesium is especially helpful for certain people. Magnesium citrate is one of the better forms to use, since the body can readily assimilate it.

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