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Bedwetting

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  • treatment of Bedwetting
    • Homeopathic Treatment of Bedwetting
    • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Bedwetting
    • Psychotherapy Treatment of Bedwetting
    • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Bedwetting
    • Surgical Treatment of Bedwetting
    • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Bedwetting
    • Other Treatment of Bedwetting
  • What is Bedwetting
  • Symptoms of Bedwetting
  • Causes of Bedwetting
  • Risk factors of Bedwetting
  • Complications of Bedwetting
  • Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Bedwetting
  • Precautions & Prevention of Bedwetting

Treatment of Bedwetting

Homeopathic Treatment of Bedwetting

  • Homeopathy can be very effective in helping a child overcome bed-wetting problem. It is a safe system of medicine for children. The homeopathic remedies act both on the psychological and physical level to relieve the condition of Bed-wetting. Following are some homeopathy remedies for Bedwetting.
  • Causticum
  • Kreosote
  • Pulsatilla
  • Sepia
  • Sulphur 

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Bedwetting

Acupressure helps reduce bedwetting. Acupressure has the advantages of being non-invasive, painless and cost-effective. One small, low-quality study reports reduced bedwetting in children whose parents administered “micromassage” at several acupoints. Another small study compared acupressure with oxybutinin and found acupressure to be an effective alternative non drug therapy.

Psychotherapy Treatment of Bedwetting

Psychotherapy and Counseling may be helpful for the child for bed-wetting that is caused by emotional stress. Psychotherapy involves talking with a trained counselor who helps the child identify and deal with the emotional stress that may be causing him or her to have accidental wettings. The parents must be partners in the process so that, with their co-operation the patient feels that there are attitudinal changes in regard to bed wetting. 

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Bedwetting

Conventional medicine treats bed wetting after the child is 6 years old, and the first step is behavioral therapy. Using this method, the child is taught awareness of his full bladder by being woken in the night to urinate. Asking the child to do laundry and change his sheets is a part of this therapy. With the use of the drug imipramine, improvement will usually occur in the first week of treatment. 

Surgical Treatment of Bedwetting

Some bed-wetting with an underlying physical cause can be treated by surgical procedures. These causes include enlarged adenoids that cause sleep apnea, physical defects in the urinary system, or a spinal tumor. Surgical repair of damaged or improperly developed parts of the urinary tract is also imperative if necessary. 

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Bedwetting

  • Diet includes fresh foods like leafy vegetables, brown rice and so on.
  • Eat diet rich in silica, magnesium and calcium
  • Eat a fiber rich diet
  • Avoid juices of fruits like apple, orange, grapes and pineapple.
  • Avoid all processed and prepackaged foods.
  • Avoid sweets, chocolates, meat and artificial additives 

Other Treatment of Bedwetting

Other Treatment of Bedwetting includes Massage with warm sesame oil on the lower stomach before meals/breakfast. Drink one cup warm water with one spoon honey. 

What is Bedwetting

Bedwetting, also called nocturnal enuresis, is the involuntary passage of urine while asleep. Bedwetting is a complex condition that can often be a source of worry for parents and children. For parents the main concern is often the emotional and social effects on their children. It is extremely common among young kids but can last into the teen years. Kids can feel embarrassed and guilty about wetting the bed and anxious about spending the night at a friend’s house or at camp. Parents often feel helpless to stop it.

Symptoms of Bedwetting

  • Lots of bedwetters snore and grind their teeth.
  • Wake up late in the morning and may be grumpy and irritable.
  • Sleep disorder which is usually inherited.
  • Can not remember the nighttime wetting incidents in the morning.
  • Feel anxious and embarrassed about joining in certain activities.

Causes of Bedwetting

There are various causes of bedwetting that are listed below:

  • Diseases like Down’s syndrome or Attention deficit disorder, increases bedwetting in children.
  • Bedwetting can also occur if there are diseases where there is excess production of urine.
  • Increased intake of fluids before sleeping.
  • A urine infection can irritate the bladder, and make it more difficult to hold urine.
  • When the child is stressed, bedwetting can increase.
  • When the child is in a deep sleep, there can be bedwetting.
  • Oversleeping can also cause bedwetting.
  • expansion of the prostate gland and sleep apnea can result in bed-wetting

Risk factors of Bedwetting

  • Genetic factors
  • A family history of enuresis
  • Constipation and encopresis.
  • Depression, anxiety and social phobias
  • High urine production during the night
  • Altered mental status or impaired mobility
  • Small functional bladder capacity

Complications of Bedwetting

There are no significant physical complications in bed wetting but the children tend to be Guilty and some go for Psycho somatic problems. Complications of bed wetting can occur if a physical cause for the condition is overlooked. Psychosocial complications can occur if the problem isn’t addressed quickly. 

Diagnosis of Bedwetting

  • Your child’s doctor will discuss the history of bedwetting in detail. You can help by keeping a detailed diary that outlines normal urination and wetting episodes, fluid and food intake (including time of meals), and sleep times. The following investigations can be done to get a better diagnosis.
  • X-Rays of the kidneys and bladders
  • Ultra sonogram KUB
  • Routine Urine test.
  • These investigations help to find out whether the patient is suffering from kidney diseases bladder diseases like Bladder instability or Urinary Tract Infections.

Precautions & Prevention of Bedwetting

  • You should support your child emotionally. Beside this, there are a number of steps you can take that may help reduce the number of bedwetting accidents. Here are more tips. 
  • Getting plenty of sleep at regular times during the day and night.
  • Going to the bathroom at regular times.
  • Have your child go to the bathroom before getting into bed.
  • Reward your child for remaining dry.
  • Make sure the child has easy access to the toilet.
  • Avoid coffee, chocolate, tea, soda.

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