Turkish researchers have established the association between adult urinary incontinence with bedwetting as a child.
After studying more than 1000 Turkish women, the research says that the reason between bedwetting as a child may be the same for exhibiting lack of control in controlling urine as an adult. The researchers feel that these women may suffer from some faulty neural pathway that connects the bladder and the brain, giving them wrong signals that are beyond their control. On the other hand, another possible reason could be developmental defect of the pelvic floor muscles and ligaments that controls the bladder.
Researchers feel that being aware of the association between childhood bedwetting and adult urinary incontinence may be able to make the medical practitioners and patients both aware of the risk factors that can lead to urinary incontinence or urinary incontinence from stress.
Urinary incontinence or the inability to control bladder discharge is a problem that 10% to 30% of the women in the age group of 15 to 64 suffer from, most of the time they never approach a medical practitioner. And yet this condition is very much curable with several treatment options available today.
Reference: British Journal of Urology International, May 2005