The Different Kinds of Adult Bedwetting

By Patricia Miller

Healthy people who suffer from nocturnal enuresis are often too embarrassed to inform their doctor about this problem. Sadly, these people could most likely be helped if they spoke to a medical professional. When we think of people who wet the bed we usually think about small children learning to use the bathroom or very aged people who are unable to control themselves. You may not be aware of this but a good number of otherwise healthy middle-aged adults suffer from adult nocturnal enuresis.

Daytime incontinence can be an issue with many people older people, adult nocturnal enuresis seems to affect people from all backgrounds and classes. It is not only older adults who suffer from unwanted bed urination. This medical malady also affects healthy and strong younger men and women and even adolescents who have no other medical concerns.

Not all men and women have the same types of bed wetting problems. Some sufferers have grown up wetting the bed all their lives, while some men and women later develop a bed wetting problem after living years with no problems at all. There are two primary types of nocturnal enuresis - primary nocturnal enuresis and secondary nocturnal enuresis and the symptoms and treatments are different for each type. Each type of nocturnal enuresis has a chance of being treated with homeopathic bedwetting remedies.

Often people who suffer from primary nocturnal enuresis are genetically disposed to bed wetting. Genes can play a big role in an adult's issues with nocturnal enuresis. Adults who wet the bed throughout the years of their lives are could also have medical problems called by physical injuries that are causing their nocturnal enuresis. Adults who have wet the bed all their lives are said to suffer from primary nocturnal enuresis.

Unexpected occurrences of bed wetting are commonly attributed to secondary nocturnal enuresis, which is also referred to as adult onset bed wetting. This type of enuresis can sometimes be caused by anxiety, excessive caffeine consumption before sleep or a physical injury that occurred later in life. This type of bed wetting is called secondary nocturnal enuresis and it is the phrase used to denote adults who being having bed wetting issues later in life.

Approximately four million adults suffer from some sort of bed wetting issue. Bed wetting can often be the sign of a more dangerous medical condition. Though it's an embarrassing problem for millions of men and women, it's important to remember that bed wetting is a symptom of something and not an actual sickness by itself. - 30540

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