Herbal Remedies For Bed Wetting

In children under the age of five or so, the most common cause of bed-wetting is simply the size of the bladder; it is often just too small to hold enough urine to last through the night every single night. Thankfully, this type of bed-wetting is usually outgrown. Occasional bed-wetting by older children usually stops spontaneously by the teenage years. It should be said that underlying illness such as a urinary tract infection or diabetes may also result in bed-wetting.

Bed-wetting, known in the medical community as enuresis, is the act of urinating in bed habitually and, especially, involuntarily. Bed-wetting is common in early childhood. It also occurs sometimes in early adulthood and frequently among the aging. The causes are often unknown. The are popular theories that center on:

* Behavioral disturbances

* Very sound sleeping

* Consumption of too much liquid before bedtime

* Dreaming about using the rest room

* Food allergies

* Heredity

* Stress

* Nutritional deficiencies

* Psychological problems (one of the most common factors in young adults)

Bed-wetting is often caused by food allergies. Omit cow’s milk, which is highly allergenic, from the diet. Also eliminate from the diet carbonated beverages, chocolate, refined carbohydrates (including junk food), and products containing food coloring.

Do not spank for scold a child for bed-wetting. This only complicates the problem. Instead, give rewards for NOT wetting the bed.

Studies have shown of several cases of bed wetting (among children and adults) that were relieved within a matter of days when supplement of certain nutrients were supplied. Magnesium, vitamin B2, and pantothenic acid. In addition, all allergy causing foods were removed from the diet.

Zinc has been shown to improve bladder function.

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