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Bed Wetting

Bed Wetting is a medical condition where children over the age of five years wet their beds at night time. In medical terms it is also called as Nocturnal Enuresis. Bed wetting is involuntary urination in children while asleep.

 

Bedwetting is an issue that millions of families face every night. It is extremely common among young kids but can last into the teen years. Bedwetting usually becomes a problem between the ages of five and ten. It's more than twice as prevalent in boys as it is in girls and more likely if parents suffered from bedwetting when young. 44% of parents of children who wet the bed reported that their child had (Lack of energy, reduced attention span, low-self esteem, depression).

 

Causes

Experts now believe that bed wetting in most cases is caused by combinations of the following three mechanisms:

 

  • Failure to arouse – the child does not wake up when the bladder is full or contracts spontaneously. In the majority of cases this is the primary cause, but one or both of the mechanisms listed below can also play a role.
  • Increased production of urine while asleep – the child’s kidneys make more urine during the night than can be stored within the child’s bladder. Sometimes this extra urine production is caused by a relative night-time lack of the hormone vasopressin, which tells the kidneys to decrease urine production.
  • Overactive bladder – the bladder tends to contract without being full leading to a smaller than normal capacity due to constipation.

     

    If bedwetting has returned after 6 months dryness, the cause may be physical or psychological. Possible physical causes include:
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  • Urinary tract infection and structural problems. Psychological upsets like divorce, school problems or the arrival of a new baby may also cause bedwetting to return after a period of dryness.

1 in 5 children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has a night-time bedwetting problem. You should consult a doctor if your child is over the age of 5 years and is still wetting the bed.

 

                         Adverse Effects of Bed Wetting on Child

 

 

Treatment

SSOHM has wonderful medicines, which helps to cure bed wetting. Initially the frequency of bed wetting is reduced and over a period of time it is completely cured.

 


 

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INSTRUCTIONS

 

Reduce excessive fluids, (also chocolate, caffeine, carbonated drinks, citrus) intake in the evenings. The child should urinate in the toilet before bed time. Set a goal for the child of getting up at night to use the toilet.

 

Avoid blaming the child and be patient and supportive. The child should use the alarm for few weeks or months (child shits off the alarm and finishes urinating in the toilet). If there are any medical problems, bladder training exercises are helpful.

 

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