Bedwetting is involuntary urination during the night while sleeping. It can be a symptom of underlying disease mostly in children. Bedwetting in children need parental attention and support. The causes for bedwetting differ in all cases. Child's overall physical and emotional health, chronic illness and/or emotional and physical abuse may be the cause of bedwetting.
HOW IS BEDWETTING DIAGNOSED?
A pediatrician may conduct a thorough physical examination and also examine the patient history. Questions relating to toilet training, staining of undergarments, medication, family history, home and school life may be asked during diagnosis. A routine urine test may be performed to eliminate other health disorders. An X-ray of the kidney and bladder may also be taken.
HOW IS BEDWETTING TREATED?
Treatment methods focus on identifying and managing the underlying social and emotional disturbances in the child. Many home-treatments are available to tackle bedwetting. Reduction in the fluid intake during evening, waking up the child for urination during the night, reward system for encouraging the child to stop bedwetting and ensuring safe access to the toilet.
DID YOU KNOW?
Reducing fluid intake before bed will reduce bedwetting