Bed wetting, or urinary incontinence is generally an developmental/age related occurrence, with young children growing out of it by the age of approximately 3. For some through, bladder control, or recognition to urinate may not kick in, or may regress at various times. This can occur at any age, and is not isolated to young children or the aged.
There are many reasons for this to occur. Physical – bladder structure, infections, communication between the bladder, the brain and the muscles that relax the urethra. Stress, anxiety and other emotional triggers can also increase bed wetting and or urinary incontinence. All possibilities should be investigated, including the lessor known or considered trigger of food chemicals; both naturally occurring such as Salicylates, Amines and Glutamates and those used in food manufacturing.
While there seems to be a lack of scientific evidence for this relationship between chemicals and bladder control, anecdotal client reports and a collection of other material shows there is a likely relationship. The possible trigger links could be irritation of the bladder lining, nerve involvement and over firing of signals to void. The actual link is not as yet known.
It is essential for physical issues to be ruled out – infections, structural changes or damage to the urinary system. Stress, anxiety and emotional issues, but sensitivities can also increase emotions, at time to irrational levels.
If the medical tests come back ‘normal, or inconclusive’ then it may be well worth Common chemicals eaten include:
Trialing an elimination process to identify which foods the body is responding to. If you thought caution is needed to remove healthy foods, you are correct. It is invaluable to speak and work with a Dietitian who understands the process and the associations between foods and symptoms.
The RPAH Allergy Unit in Sydney are the world leaders in allergies and food intolerance and the associated symptoms, relationships and management, and I feel we are very fortunate to have such wonderful people looking at non-invasive treatment for the many symptoms associated with food intolerance/sensitivities. For a more comprehensive list of possible associations then check out www.fedup.com.au and go to the bottom of the page, You will be surprised!! If you feel you are reading about yourself, then it is well worth considering looking at the foods you eat, they may be causing your harm, yes, even your fruit and vegies.
Client reports suggest bed wetting, and urinary urgency improves within days of removing the offending chemical and relapses occur soon after the re-introduction. Hence the name Food Elimination. For specific client reports, look at Client Testimonials
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