Enuresis causes

Knowledge is the first step on the path to dry nights

The causes of enuresis are numerous and varied, so it’s helpful to familiarise yourself with them ahead of time. Knowing what to expect can help you pinpoint the causes of bedwetting and tackle them early.

Most enuresis causes will come down to physiological issues. Though enuresis can be linked to a symptom of another underlying affliction, it is more often caused by a minor developmental delay, which will straighten itself out over time. Some physiological enuresis causes include:

  • Bladder control – your child’s nervous system may be slow to mature, causing bedwetting.
  • Diabetes – sudden bedwetting could be a symptom of type 1 diabetes.
  • Constipation – blockages in the rectum can put pressure on your child’s bladder.
  • Urinary tract infection – although usually not serious, UTI’s can create a frequent need to urinate.

While less common, emotional enuresis causes can also lead to bedwetting in your child. Reducing stress and anxiety in your child’s life can also reduce night time wetness. Look out for these emotional enuresis causes:

  • Self-confidence – does your child believe in themselves?
  • Happiness – if your child is constantly sad or low, they may be depressed.
  • Stress – family issues, loss of life, or bullying can be difficult to deal with as a child.
  • Friendships – while peers can be a good influence, they can also be a negative one.

Understanding the causes of enuresis can help you better support your child. Causes can be emotional, physiological or both. Once you’ve figured out what is causing your child to wet the bed, confirm it with your doctor for the best course of action.

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