May 15, 2007
Health Tip: When Your Child Wets the Bed
Here are possible causes
(HealthDay News) -- Bedwetting is common in children under age 5. The American Academy of Family Physicians says as many as 7 million children wet the bed.
The academy offers these common causes of bedwetting:
- Genetics. Bedwetting tends to run in families.
- Difficulty waking up.
- Delayed development of the central nervous system.
- Hormonal imbalance.
- Urinary tract infection.
- Abnormalities in the urethral valve or ureter.
- Small bladder, leading to an inability to hold urine for long periods.