Bed-wetting in the Young Adult

About one out of every fifty young adults has a problem with Bed-wetting. Fortunately, help is available, and the problem can be controlled or cured in the majority.

Bed-wetting seems like an insurmountable problem for young adults who would like to enter into an intimate interpersonal relationship, attend college and live in a dormitory, or otherwise share living accommodation with friends when they leave home to go to school or start a career.

Don't Give up. Our understanding of Bed-wetting is growing and new treatments are available. Even if you have been assessed and treated in the past, it is important to see a Bed-wetting specialist.

The first step to achieve dryness is for the young adult to share their concern with a specialist in Bed-wetting. Confidentiality is important, especially for individuals with the embarrassing problem of Bed-wetting. Specialists in the treatment of Bed-wetting understand, and they are considerate of these feelings and concerns.

An assessment for Bed-wetting usually involves asking pertinent questions, a good physical examination, and a urinalysis. If daytime voiding problems are also present, special tests to assess bladder function or to visualize the urinary tract might be necessary.

The three most common causes of Bed-wetting in a young adult include a problem waking up to the sensation of a full or contracting bladder, making too much urine overnight, or a bladder that acts small. When daytime voiding problems are present, other causes should be considered such as overactive bladder, urinary tract infection, and constipation. For young adults who snore and have problems sleeping, obstructive sleep apnea is a consideration.

Treatment for Bed-wetting in a young adult should be directed at the underlying cause. The most common treatments are moisture alarm therapy or a medication. Fortunately, modern treatment allows Bed-wetting to be controlled in the majority of young adults.