Incontinence and bedwetting: What are the causes of bedwetting and how can it be treated as a medical condition?
Bedwetting is embarrassing to talk about. The good news is that although it can be attributed to several different causes, it is usually treatable.
The Causes of Bedwetting
Conditions that can lead to incontinence and bedwetting include:
- Prostate cancer or enlarged prostate
- Urinary tract infection
- Sleep apnea
- Impaired mobility
- Neurological disorders
Talking about involuntary loss of urine may be hard, but it is an important first step in treating the problem. Your doctor will review your health history, perform a physical exam and tests to understand the nature of the problem. Therefore, how incontinence is treated will depend on the underlying causes. For example, the treatment will be different for enlarged prostate than it will be for a neurological disorder. What’s most important to understand is that you need not ignore the problem or suffer in silence. There is something you can do.
In addition to options such as medication and surgery, your doctor may recommend lifestyle changes such as losing weight, quitting smoking, or avoiding foods that irritate the bladder. Working with a physical therapist may also help you gain more control over your bladder.
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