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?
The general physician or pediatrician may conduct lab tests to find out the cause of bedwetting, as it may also point at a larger problem. You must get proper diagnosis done if the child is wetting the bed even after the age of five or six.
HOW IS BEDWETTING TREATED?
The ""cure"" for primary bedwetting is passage of time. Common treatment options are: 1. Encourage voiding prior to bedtime 2. Bedwetting alarms 3. Bladder stretching alarms 4. Medications such as desmopressin acetate or antidiuretic hormone and imipramine Therapy of secondary bedwetting is directed at the primary problem causing the symptom of wetting the bed.
DID YOU KNOW?
Reducing fluid intake before bed will reduce bedwetting