Cure Bedwetting Naturally
What is bedwetting?
Bedwetting, also known as nocturnal enuresis means lack of bladder control during the night. It is commonly seen among children up to 7 years of age or slightly more and can also occur among senior citizens. Bedwetting is of two types; primary and secondary.
Primary Enuresis means bedwetting during sleep since infancy. Secondary enuresis means bedwetting after a dry spell of at least 6 months. Bedwetting accidentally is very common for kids below 4. This is a normal process before developing bladder control.
Involuntary urinary control is just a stage of development, not a mental or behavioral problem. There is no definite cause for bed wetting but different factors could play a role.
Some causes of bed wetting can be anxiety, stress, urinary tract infections, a small bladder, abnormal urethral valves in males or in ureters in both males and females, spinal cord abnormalities, slow development of the central nervous system i.e. nerves that control the bladder mature slowly leading to inability to recognize a full bladder, hormonal factors (insufficient antidiuretic hormone), genetic factors, difficulty waking up from sleep at night.
Other causes of bedwetting indicate possibility of having juvenile diabetes or even obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea means child’s breathing is interrupted while sleeping. It could occur due to enlarged tonsils and so on.
Urinary incontinence symptoms are uncontrolled and unintentional wetting of clothes and bedding while sleeping.
These home remedies for bedwetting involve using simple practical tips and tricks, exercises as well as herbal teas.
- Avoid drinking liquids just before bedtime. Keep at least 1 hour gap before fluid intake and sleep.
- Remember to empty your bladder completely before hitting bed.
- Herbs to treat bedwetting are causticum, corn silk, lycopodium, ursi and pulsatilla.
- Herbal tea made from horsetail, oak bark, lemon balm, bearberry or wormwood are beneficial.
- St. John’s wort herb and herb extracts slow down frequent urination. The essential oil St. John’s wort oil is a helpful massage oil. It is massaged on the inner thigh of the patient for better nerve control and great for any kind of pain relief.
- Exercise for bedwetting: Retention control training means you postpone passing urine by a few minutes whenever you feel the urge, during the day. You can increase the minutes gradually once you gain better bladder control. Daily retention control exercise helps to strengthen muscles which control urination and increase bladder capacity to retain enough urine at night.
- Parents, be realistic: Parents and caregivers should be realistic and remember that this condition will gradually disappear as the child grows up. Do not scold or punish a child with bedwetting problems. Strict action by parents can result in behavioral problems in the child in later years. Instead, train the growing child to clean up and change into clean clothes and bedding. Gradually with age, the bed wetting problem disappears.
These are some best bedwetting treatments using natural cures.