Enuresis (bedwetting) is an involuntary passage of urine caused by variety of factors. It can occur either during the day or at night (though some restrict the term to bedwetting that occurs at night). It is commonly known as bed-wetting. Nocturnal enuresis, or bed-wetting at night, is the most common type. Daytime wetting is called diurnal enuresis.Mixed enuresis is a combination of nocturnal and diurnal type, wherein urine is passed during both waking and sleeping hours.
Types: Bed wetting is classified in two types
Primary enuresis is mainly because of delay in maturation of the nervous system.At the age of five years normally children develop good control over bladder. Approximately 16-17% of children wet the bed once a month and male are twice likely as compared to females.
Primary enuresis is inability to recognize message send by nervous system that the bladder is full to the sleep arousal center of the brain while asleep. It is observed that bladder capacity is often smaller in children having primary enuresis and they don't awake when their bladder becomes full. The child cannot hold urine for entire night. There may be an emotional cause due to continuous conflict between parents which is not supported medically. Child that is suffering from sleep disorders or sleep apnea is at risk.Some children with symptomaticadenotonsillar hypertrophy may get some relief if tonsils and adenoids removed surgically operation called as Adenotonsillectomy.
Secondary Enuresis Secondary enuresis develops after being continually dry for about minimum six months. It may arises due to some other existing medical conditions listed below
Diagnosis can be done through:
Many parents and children are frustrated with bed-wetting mainly because it affects the self-esteem or social events like camp attendance or sleep over.
Few others suffer from extreme anxiety or fear or even restlessness. The cure for primary bed wetting is "passage of time" but one should always take consultation of physician
who can differentiate between primary and secondary enuresis before starting specific treatment. Special patience is required for toilet training a child.
Encouragement and reassurance work very good for some children.
Few points listed below will help in the management for bed-wetting
Homoeopathic Medicine for Bed Wetting
Homoeopathic line of treatment can help out parents and child from not only the disorder, but also the self-esteem and embarrassment. The cure can be rapid, gentle and permanent. These medicines don’t have any side-effects.
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