Bedwetting prevents proper development of the sphincter muscle
and under development of the bladder.
Your Urinary System
To understand your urinary system, you must understand how it functions.
Your urinary system consists of five parts: your kidneys, your ureters, your
bladder, your sphincter muscle, and your urethra.
Your kidneys are a filter. They filter our blood and produce urine, which flows
to your bladder through the ureters. Urine is then locked in your bladder
(which is like a water balloon), by a strong circular muscle called a sphincter
muscle or lock muscle.
Your bladder sends signals to your brain when it is filling, and your brain
decides whether or not it is time to empty. Then your brain sends a message
to relax your sphincter muscle, and urine is released and flows down your
urethra and out of your body.
The bedwetter has the same urinary system that everyone else has. But,
because the brain is sleeping so deeply, the sphincter muscle isn't being
instructed to lock the urine inside. Thus, the sphincter muscle isn't working
at night. This causes it to be weak, and the bladder empties at will during the
night creating a small bladder capacity.
We do some simple exercises that will gradually increase bladder capacity
so that once treatment is completed, the bedwetter isn't having to get up
several times a night to empty his or her bladder. And, we do other exercises
to strengthen the sphincter muscle.
Isn't it time to put bedwetting behind you? Call us today to get started!
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