The Control
of Urine

Urine is produced by the kidneys. Then, it flows to the bladder via 2 tubes known as ureters. Urine is stored in the bladder until the bladder reaches its full capacity.

At this stage you then feel the urge to pass urine, but can generally hold on (through the day).

Holding on involves using muscles at the outlet of the bladder, but also in the "pelvic floor".

When these muscles are relaxed, urine is released, and passes to the outside via a tube know as the urethra.

As the bladder gradually fills there are stretch receptors in the wall of the bladder that let your brain know that things are getting full.

At night however, in people who wet the bed, these messages to the brain are not acted upon, and the bladder then automatically empties...


This process needs to be re-trained

  • The Good News

The problem can be fixed. It will however need a large involvement on your part to follow through with a management plan. This is most important. Often cure can be achieved within a few weeks, but usually it takes 8 to 10 weeks or more.

Last Updated  Sunday, 01. May 2016

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