Nocturnal Enuresis: Navigating Nighttime Bed-Wetting in Children

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Nocturnal Enuresis: The Nighttime Dilemma

Nighttime bed-wetting, also known as nocturnal enuresis, can be a challenging issue for both parents and children. Let’s explore how to manage it effectively.

What is Nocturnal Enuresis?

It’s the involuntary urination that occurs at night while sleeping, after the age at which staying dry at night can be reasonably expected.

Causes: Why Does it Happen?

  1. Genetics: Often runs in families.
  2. Deep Sleep: Some children sleep so deeply they don’t recognize the need to urinate.
  3. Delayed Bladder Maturation: The bladder hasn’t developed enough to hold urine for an entire night.

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Treatment: Breaking the Nighttime Cycle

  1. Fluid Management: Limit fluids before bedtime.
  2. Bladder Training: Exercises to increase bladder capacity.
  3. Medication: Like Desmopressin, for temporary relief.

Next Steps

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