A Troublesome, Repeating Problem
Bed wetting in teenagers is quite a disturbing problem. Nevertheless, some teenagers happen to be unable to control their urination while they are sleeping. This leads to the manifestation of this condition. In fact, there are the two different types of teenage bed wetting problems. The first type involves this problem stemming all the way from first ages of life. Namely, people suffering from this type of phenomenon never actually learned to control their urination during the night. However, this is not so common and is usually connected with numerous other factors. On the other hand, the second type stands for development of bed wetting while in teenage years, even though the child was capable of controlling his or her urination during all the previous childhood days. The latter state of affairs is far more common with teenagers and some researches even show that there is one teenage person with this problem among hundreds of them without it.
Why Does This Happen?
Well, to begin with, our bladder functions in certain patterns. Once full with urine, the nerves on its surface are supposed to inform the brain of the ongoing condition. Then, the brain is supposed to let you know that you are about to pee, delaying the process until you are in the bathroom, ready for it. However, sometimes, due to various different factors, the brain is not informed, and the bladder contracts itself in order to push the excessive urine out. This causes involuntary bed wetting to take place.
Possible Causes of This Problem
Even though medicine has still not been able to deduce this problem completely, there have been certain breakthroughs and assumptions.
One of them involves the theory that some teens lack a specific hormone which has a task of preventing our bladder to get full over the course of the night, by reducing urine production. Alternatively, having a small bladder may cause this problem as well, especially in teens. A small bladder get full much quicker and therefore causes possibilities of night bed wetting. Also, genetics is likely to play a role the development of this uncomfortable condition. Finally, sleeping disorders, stress and other psychological problems, as well as environmental changes, all influence and potentially cause teenage bed wetting.
All in all, if this phenomenon remains persistent and occurs frequently, it is best to seek medical attention. Upon examining you and asking you some questions, your doctor will offer you the best treatment, possibly involving behavioral therapy, certain medications or some other approaches.