WHAT IS BEDWETTING?
Bedwetting occurs when the bladder empties involuntarily while sleeping. It can be a cause of concern for parents and children who are afflicted, but assistance is available.
Parents should be aware that the main issue for other bedwetters is their emotional and social upheaval caused by bladder control problems.
Children may be embarrassed by their bedwetting, resulting in low self-esteem.
Bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis) occurs when the bladder empties without permission during sleep. Bedwetting is very prevalent in Australia, affecting about one-fifth of children.
Bedwetting is a difficult condition that can put parents and children under significant stress. Parents are primarily concerned about the emotional and social repercussions on their children. Children may be embarrassed as a result of their wetting, which might lead to low self-esteem problems. There are also additional concerns with regard to sleep disruption, laundry work, and costs.
The bladder should be emptied during the day and not at night. By age three, most children are dry during the day and wet at night. It’s critical to note that each kid grows at a different pace, and some youngsters may have accidents from time to time until they’re 7 or 8 years old.
HOW CAN BEDWETTING BE TREATED?
If your child is over the age of 7 or 8 and still wets, it’s unlikely that he or she will stop on his or her own.
The first step in treating bedwetting is to see a doctor, who will evaluate the youngster to ensure there are no physical reasons for it.
The following are some of the most popular treatments for bedwetting.
Bedwetting alarms teach kids to wake up when they feel the need to urinate by waking them with an alarm when they wet their beds. The alarm may be used on the bed or in children’s pants.
Bedwetting drugs include oxybutynin, tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline), glatiramer acetate, and botulinum neurotoxin A (Botox). Although medicines alone don’t always cure bedwetting, certain medications can change how active the bladder is or limit the amount of urine.