Enuresis (also known as urinary incontinence) affects mainly children (94.5%).
The prevalence of enuresis, according to DSM-5 data, is:
Among 5-year-olds 5 - 10%
Among 10-year-olds 3 - 5%
Among 15-year-olds and older about 1%
Enuresis (urinary incontinence) in children is a loss of bladder control. In children under 3 years of age, it is normal not to control the bladder. As children get older, they become more able to control their bladder.
Therefore, treatment under 5 years of age is not precisely required.
The "cure" for primary urination is " time ". However, since many parents and children are frustrated with bedwetting as it starts to interfere with self-esteem or social events (e.g. sleepover, camp, etc.), it is best to take a step-by-step approach.
ENURESIS MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT OPTIONS :
1) Changes in fluid intake . You may be asked to give your child less fluids at certain times of the day or in the evening.
Avoid caffeine in your child's diet. Caffeine can be found in colas and many sodas. It is also found in black tea, coffee drinks, and chocolate.
2) Waking up on a schedule at night. This means waking your child up at night to urinate.
3) Bladder training . This includes exercise and urination on a schedule.
4) Using the moisture alarm . This uses a sensor that detects moisture and emits an audible signal. Then your child gets up to use the bathroom.
5) Medication. Medication can increase ADH levels or calm the muscles of the bladder.
6) Therapy (counseling). Working with a therapist can help your child cope with life changes or other stresses.
Work with your child's healthcare provider to find the best choices that can help your child.
REASONS OF ENURESIS