Bedwetting in Adolescents

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Bedwetting in Teens & Adults

Bedwetting in Teens and Adults CAN be cured.

Generally the causes are similar to those of younger children, however the psychological effects and shame and trauma associated with the bedwetting in adults are much greater.

Sick of the constant embarrassment? Have heart – you could be just weeks away from stopping bedwetting for good.

 

Some Statistics on Teenage Bedwetting

As confusing, embarrassing and frustrating as this condition is, it is important to remember you are not alone.  In fact, according to the National Kidney Foundation in the United States, 1 to 2 out of every 100 teens at age 15 wets the bed. This is a very common problem… it is just not commonly discussed.

Bedwetting is hereditary, if your mother, father, aunt, uncle or even grandparent was wetting the bed into their teenage or even adult years, then you are more likely to wet the bed. There is often a history in the family lineage.

In fact, research from the University of Iowa Science Relations has shown that if the father wet the bed as a child, there is a 39 percent greater chance the child will wet the bed, and if the mother has a history of bedwetting, there is a 23 percent greater chance.

And if both parents have a history of bedwetting? There is a 77 percent chance the child will also wet the bed.

Here is an extract from an article published Science Daily

One in 50 teenagers still wet the bed and almost half of 19 year-olds who have a problem are wetting the bed every night, according to research published in the May issue of the urology journal BJU International.

Professor Chung K Yeung from the Chinese University of Hong Kong teamed up with colleagues from the Prince of Wales Hospital to analyse the results of more than 16,500 questionnaires surveying children aged from five to 19. …

512 children – just over three per cent of those surveyed – reported night-time bedwetting and one in five of those also had daytime incontinence. 302 were boys and 210 were girls.

When the researchers looked in detail at the 512 children with bed wetting problems they found that:

Mild bed wetting was much worse among younger children, with 58 per cent of five to ten year-olds and 18 per cent of 11-19 year-olds wetting the bed less than three times a week.

But older children reported a higher level of severe problems, with 82 per cent of 11-19 year-olds wetting the bed more than three times a week, compared with 42 per cent of five to ten year-olds.

Just over 16 per cent of five year-olds wet the bed, with boys (21 per cent) having almost twice as many problems as girls (11 per cent). 

By the age of 19, three per cent of boys and two per cent of girls were still wetting the bed.

“Our findings challenge the myth that bedwetting will always get better and disappear as the child gets older” says Professor Yeung.

“These latest findings underline the importance of seeking help for children with severe bed wetting problems, especially if they continue into adolescence. If these individuals are left untreated, the evidence suggests that they will continue to experience ongoing problems when they become adults.”

There have been many such studies conducted all around the world, all agree that intervention is paramount when the bedwetting persists.

The experts also agree that bedwetting alarms are the most effective tool in assisting your child to wake and go to the toilet as they train children to respond to the urination urge by awakening.

Experts also agree that the faster this awakening process can happen, the better.

Well, that’s where Night Hawk Bedwetting Alarm is one of the best.