What is the relation between age and bladder control?

Bladder control is closely related to age, particularly in children who are still developing their bladder function. As children grow and mature, their bladder capacity increases and their ability to control their bladder improves.

In general, most children gain full bladder control by the age of 4, with daytime dryness typically achieved first, followed by nighttime dryness. However, it’s not uncommon for children to continue to experience bedwetting (also known as nocturnal enuresis) until the age of 5 or older. By the time children reach adolescence, they should have complete bladder control both during the day and at night.

As adults age, bladder function may become less effective due to changes in the muscles and nerves that control the bladder, which can lead to urinary incontinence (the involuntary loss of urine) or an increased need to urinate frequently. This is more common in women than men, and can be associated with conditions such as pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, and certain medical conditions.

In summary, age plays an important role in bladder control, with bladder function improving as children mature and declining in older adults. If your child is struggling with bedwetting, it’s important to choose an appropriate treatment plan.

>> Visit our FAQ section for more information about bedwetting treatment
>> To learn more about our plans and pricing click here