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A medical term for bedwetting.


Bedwetting affects 20% of 5-year-olds, 10% of 6-year-olds, and 3% of 12-year-olds.
Nocturnal enuresis is two times more frequent in boys than in girls [2].


- Self-diagnosable
- Lab tests not required
- Can be treated by a physician


Common causes include poor toilet training, small bladders, poor sleep habits or the presence of a sleep disorder and hormonal dysfunction.


There are 4 types of enuresis:
- Daytime (diurnal) enuresis
- Nighttime (nocturnal) enuresis
- Primary enuresis: When a child hasn’t fully mastered the toilet training.
- Secondary enuresis: Happens when a child has a period of dryness but then returns to having periods of wetting


Symptoms


The primary sign of enuresis is when a child of 5 or older wets the bed or clothes either twice a week or more for at least 3 months.


Treatment


Self-care
- Changes in fluid intake.
- Exclude caffeine from your child’s diet which found in cola, many sodas, black teas, coffee drinks, and chocolate.
- Night waking on a schedule (Waking the child at night for urination)
- Bladder training which includes exercises and urinating regularly.


Medication


Medicines can boost ADH levels or calm the bladder muscles.
Therapy (counseling): Working with a therapist will help children cope with life changes or any other stress.


Specialists
To treat enuresis, a team of doctor and counselor is essential. You can find your expert team at mfine.

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