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Bed Wetting - Nocturnal Enuresis

Acupuncture treatment for Bed Wetting – Nocturnal Enuresis Chennai

Bed Wetting / Nocturnal Enuresis Treatment in Chennai

Bed wetting condition is characterised by unintentional urination during sleep. The condition is common in children. Before the diagnosis is made any gross urologic abnormality should be ruled out. The intermittent passage of urine in infancy is governed by a spinal reflex. The control of micturition by higher cerebral centres is achieved in the second year of life.

Bed wetting after the age of 3 years is considered abnormal. The incidence of this condition is 12.5% at the age of 5 years, 5% at the age of 9 years, and less that 1% at puberty. The condition usually occurs in those children who receive toilet training at the later age. The organic conditions which should be excluded are diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus, chronic renal failure, urinary tract infection and mental retardation. Sometimes bed-wetting is a sigh of obstructive sleep apnea.

Common causes

Nocturnal enuresis is not always related to an underlying condition. It may be caused by:

  • Slow development of brain- bladder control
  • Smaller bladder capacity
  • Alcohol intoxication
  • Stress

Self-treatment: Self- care steps that may be helpful in some less- serious cases:

  • Try using bed wetting alarm
  • Positive reinforcement techniques
  • Avoid drinking water/fluids before going to bed
  • Create a schedule for bathroom use
  • Avoid or limit drinking caffeinated and carbonated drinks

See a doctor if you notice:

  • Frequent disruption of sleep
  • The child continues to wet the bed after 7 years of age
  • Regular snoring
  • Emotional issues like low self-esteem, social withdrawal
  • Hard stools

See a doctor immediately if you notice:

  • Painful urination
  • Unusual thirst
  • Pink or red urine

Acupuncture can be much helpful to recover from Bed wetting – Nocturnal Enuresis

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