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Tuesday 20 December 2011

The impact of bedwetting on your child

It may be that you know what nocturnal enuresis, but do you know how this condition affects your child? Learn more about this disease and its impact on your child.

Misconceptions about bedwetting

Nocturnal enuresis, commonly known as "bedwetting" is, for some children, a normal stage of growth. But this is not true of all children. For some, enuresis can be a very unpleasant experience. Unfortunately, they often misunderstood nocturnal enuresis, which frequently gives rise to the formation of misconceptions about the disease.

The most common misconception is that the child can control this problem. Bedwetting is involuntary. Children do not wet the bed on purpose and they are not responsible for their condition.

Among the causes of enuresis include:

  • a deep sleep: the children who sleep deeply do not respond to nerve signals from the bladder which indicate the need to wake up to urinate.
  • a too small volume of the bladder: it is possible that the small bladder that develops in the child can hold urine produced at night.
  • an imbalance in the level of a chemical messenger: antidiuretic hormone (ADH) acts as a chemical messenger in the body and increase the rate of ADH at night to tell the kidneys to reduce urine production. Some children do not produce enough of this chemical messenger.
  • the presence of other disorders: enuresis may be a sign of medical conditions such as diabetes, sleep apnea and some urinary tract infections.
There are other possible causes for bedwetting. It is important to understand that the child is not responsible for the condition. If you are concerned about bedwetting to your child, you can ask your doctor to help determine the cause and suggest treatment options.

Read our section on nocturnal enuresis and its effects on your child to help you better understand what your child lives.

1 comment:

  1. Waking the child in between for a visit to the loo a couple of time at night might help, at least in some cases...


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