Bed Wetting Information
Bed wetting, medically known as enuresis, is a condition characterized by involuntary urination during the night; in most cases it occurs among children, who are already expected to control their urination habits. Unfortunately, due to the nature of this condition and the lack of information among the general public, it becomes a laughing matter, and thus a thing to be ashamed of.
Children suffering from this condition can be socially and psychologically disengaged from other children; their ability to integrate into child groups is decreased. Nocturnal enuresis promotes conflicts within families and in kindergartens as most people, again for the lack of correct information, believe that the child is actually to blame for not being able to hold it during their sleep.
One third of all families with children who wet the bed, actually discipline them for doing so, believing that it can actually help stop nocturnal problems. Actually, it does quite the opposite, and usually aggravates the issue.
Before one judges the child with this humiliating condition, some information needs to be taken into consideration: it’s not really the child’s fault. Quite a significant role is played by neurosis in this condition. It is believed that a psychotraumatic situation causes disorders in the normal function of the cortex of cerebral hemispheres.
Bed Wetting Symptoms
Nocturnal bed wetting is considered to be a result of the lack or insufficiency of conditional reflexes, which control the urination process at night. Symptoms displayed by those who wet the bed can include cyanosis of the limbs, slow heartbeat, and hypothermia.
Children, who wet the bed also display neurotic disorders, such as tempers, secretiveness, and shyness. Their progress in studies can be poor. They may wet the bed on account of changes in muscle tone, tendon reflexes, and sensitivity disorder.
The latter is caused by the humiliating nature of their discomfort, where they not infrequently feel to blame for their nocturnal issue that they have no control over. Thus, psychological issues may develop as a backdrop, which also have to be dealt with in the process.
Bed Wetting Treatment
Enuresis treatment is a rather complex issue that requires a complex approach. According to the majority of information from medical sources, treatments should target the development and restoration of the reflex to wake up at night when one needs to urinate.
Various methods are used to accomplish this. Sometimes patients are advised to adhere to special techniques (urination by the clock, every two hours for instance; avoidance of caffeine consumption and other diuretics, relaxation of muscles and patience training). Of course, a proper examination of the patient needs to be done first, according to which adequate therapy should be prescribed.
Children above 6-10 years of age require serious urological examination. Bed wetting children of younger ages are advised to do the following: abstaining from any liquids two hours prior to sleep; compulsory urination at night; limitation of external factors that excite the psychic of children (game consoles, TV, or excessive outdoor activities); limitation of diaper use (as they slow down the development of conditional reflex); or herbal therapy. Information regarding treatments is widely available and such treatments are easily performed.