5 December 2018

Take 5: What factors contribute to enuresis?

Clinical Paediatrics

There are three major causes of bedwetting, says Associate Professor Patrina Caldwell, a Sydney-based paediatrician at The Children’s Hospital in Westmead.

“So basically, there are three factors: deep sleep and being unable to wake when your bladder is full; a small or unstable bladder; and making too much urine at night,” she says.

“So, if your bladder is not as big as the amount of [urine] you make and you can’t wake up, you would wet. And so, our treatments targets each of these three factors.”

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