How to use Bed-wetting in a sentence
It can also be used to treat bed-wetting in children.
Although they are actually not very effective as antidepressants with children, they can be quite helpful for a variety of other problems, including attention deficit disorder, enuresis (bed-wetting), and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Children who are over the age of five or six and can't control their bladder at night are often said to have a bed wetting problem.
They also may have instances of bed wetting frequently.
Bed-wetting, also called enuresis, is the unintentional discharge of urine during sleep.Advertisement
Most children wet the bed occasionally, and definitions of the age and frequency at which bed-wetting becomes a medical problem vary somewhat.
Some children find bed-wetting extremely embarrassing.
Sometimes bed-wetting can be caused by a serious medical problem like diabetes, sickle-cell anemia, or epilepsy.
Snoring and episodes of interrupted breathing during sleep (sleep apnea) occasionally contribute to bed-wetting problems.
Other physiological problems, such as urinary tract infection, severe constipation, or spinal cord injury, can cause bed-wetting.Advertisement
Parents often report that their bed-wetting child is an extremely sound sleeper and difficult to wake.
However, several research studies found that bed-wetting children have normal sleep patterns and that bed-wetting can occur in any stage of sleep.
Testing of many bed-wetting children has shown that these children do not have the usual increase in ADH during sleep.
Sometimes emotional stress, such as the birth of a sibling, a death in the family, or separation from the family, may be associated with the onset of bed-wetting in a previously toilet-trained child.
While most children have no long-term problems as a result of bed-wetting, some children may develop psychological problems.Advertisement
These exercises are designed to increase bladder capacity but are only successful in resolving bed-wetting in a small number of patients.
In motivational therapy, parents attempt to encourage the child to combat bed-wetting, but the child must want to achieve success.
Bed-wetting alarms require the motivation of both parents and children.
Some bed-wetting with an underlying physical cause can be treated by surgical procedures.
When children have food sensitivities, bed-wetting may be helped by discovering the substances that trigger the allergic response and eliminating these substances from the child's diet.Advertisement
Occasional bed-wetting is not a disease, and it does not have a cure.
If the child has no underlying physical or psychological problem that is causing the bed-wetting, in most cases he or she will outgrow the condition without treatment.
Bed-wetting often leads to behavioral problems because of the embarrassment and guilt the child may feel.
This behavior is part of a regression into a more secure period and can include other types of regressive behaviors such as bed wetting or wanting to sleep with the light on in the bedroom.
The causes of bed-wetting are not entirely known.Advertisement