Bed-wetting can be described as involuntary urination while asleep after the age at which staying dry at night can be reasonably expected.
Most kids are fully toilet trained by age 5, but there’s really no target date for developing complete bladder control. Between the ages of 5 and 7, bed-wetting remains a problem for some children. After 7 years of age, a small number of children still wet the bed.
These issues are not faced by every child, but for those experiencing them, it can be a reason for embarrassment.
Most children who wet their beds, wet only at night. They tend to have no other symptoms other than wetting the bed at night.
Other symptoms could suggest psychological causes or problems with the nervous system or kidneys and should alert the family or health-care provider that this may be more than routine bedwetting.
- Wetting bed during the day-time
- Frequency, urgency, or feeling of burning during urination
- Straining, dribbling, or other unusual symptoms with urination
- Cloudy or pinkish urine, or blood stains on underpants or pajamas
- Soiling, being unable to control bowel movements
The Health Total Approach
As children mature, they eventually outgrow this phase, their muscles become stronger and their bladder capacity increases. They tend to sleep less deeply and to become more sensitive to messages the bladder sends to the brain. However, at Health Total it is advised to stop taking liquids couple of hours before bed. Also, depending upon the case sometimes a deworming medicine is also used to that triggers bed wetting in a child. Appropriate counselling is done to understand whether the child is suffering from any fear or phobia.
ANJALI MUKERJEE, Nutritionist, Founder Director-Health Total, having health centers in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune -manages obesity & other health related disorders.
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