Every parent would prefer to not have their child feel the discomfort that comes with not being able to manage their bladder. Bedwetting, also known as nocturnal enuresis doesn't just impact your sleep or your health however, it also can affect your child's self-esteem and self-confidence.
Nocturnal enuresis is an incredibly common issue in children that is a sign of desmopressin cautions. Research has shown that between 15 and 25% of children aged 5 struggle with it. Most cases persist throughout teenage years, and eventually adulthood if they're not treated properly early in adulthood.
There are several causes that have been identified as causing bedwetting. However, it is clear that the problem is due to the child's slow reaction to the signal the bladder is sending through the brain.
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It is easy to get angry when you've been awakened in the early hours of the night to change sheets in your bed, you need to understand that scalding and punishment for your child won't solve the issue, and is more likely to create an adverse impact on bladder control.
There are a variety of treatments available, with different levels of success. Treatments such as Desmopressin and Imipramine are known to have excellent immediate effects but have the highest relapse rate and may cause negative side effects.
Alarms for enuresis are thought to be among treatment options that work, however they do come with a few negatives. They can be expensive and usually take several months to see results and a significant proportion of patients dropping out due to the fact that a lot of dedication and enthusiasm is required from the child as well as their family.
Alarms for bedwetting can be very disruptive for both parents and children as most people who suffer from the condition are of the opinion that using alarms isn't an enjoyable experience.