Enuresis


is the medical term used to describe the involuntary discharge of urine
beyond the age when a child is old enough to be able to control urination (usually
considered to be six years of age for nighttime control), or more commonly, bedwetting.
There are several types of : diurnal is wetting that occurs during waking
hours, primary nocturnal is a lack of the achievement of total bladder control

during sleep, and secondary nocturnal enuresis is loss of bladder control that happens

after a child (or adult) has been dry a night for a long period of time (usually three to six

months). The facts, causes, and treatments of this disorder can help bring a greater

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suffer from this condition is

that bed-wetting should not be thought of as a behavioral problem. There is no medical

proof to show that children wet the bed to spite their parents. Also, most children will

outgrow bed-wetting eventually. As parents, the best way to help your child is to be

understanding and remember that punishing or making fun of a child who wets the bed

can only make the situation worse.

Though as of yet a cause is unknown, some doctors believe that children who wet
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the bed might have small bladders or be such deep sleepers that the urge to urinate does

not wake them up. Of course, some research has proven that some children with NE

have normal-size bladders and have normal sleep patterns. What is known is that bed-

wetting is not a mental problem, a learning problem, or a behavioral problem. Though if

a child is punished in any way from the bed-wetting, psychological problems can arise.

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