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There is scientific evidence that bedwetting can be relieved by eliminating certain foods from your child’s diet. A. Husmann, M.D. and Douglas Tietjen, M.D. from the Department of Urology at the Mayo Clinic found a link between dietary allergies and bladder instability. These doctors found that all of the patients in the report they presented stopped bedwetting when they began food-restricted diets and the wetting re-occured when they resumed regular diets. The doctors explained that when the patients were on a regular diet they experienced a 50% reduction in bladder capacity and uninhibited bladder contractions. While on a hypo-allergenic diet, they demonstrated normal bladder control.
James C. Breneman, M.D. stated in his book Basics of Food Allergy, that “control of food allergy is effective in curbing bedwetting in 4 out of 5 patients”. Dr. Breneman conducted a study of 65 bedwetters and found that every single one of the participants had complete relief of symptoms by avoiding the foods to which they were allergic.
When an allergen is consumed, the bladder becomes rigid and loses it’s elasticity and can no longer properly expand enough to hold the urine The allergen causes inflammation which causes spasms and triggers the reflux to void.
Over the past 35 years of practice, I have seen many, many children who were constant bedwetters stop wetting the bed as a result of following a hypo-allergenic diet.
I was prompted to write this article because over the past 3 weeks we were able to help three children who were bedwetters (ages 4, 6 and 10) completely eradicate their bedwetting problem by identifying and eliminating allergens from their diet.
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