Nocturnal Bedwetting – Enuresis
Nocturnal bedwetting which is also known as Enuresis or sleep wetting is a common problem where an individual especially children during sleep, unconsciously wet the bed. We can also put it as the lack of control of urination or involuntary urination during sleep. Nocturnal Enuresis is involuntary urination at night time while diurnal Enuresis refers to bedwetting at daytime.
Nocturnal Enuresis can be categorized into two types. They are Primary Nocturnal Enuresis and Secondary Nocturnal Enuresis.
Primary Nocturnal Bedwetting
Primary Nocturnal Enuresis is the lack of control on urination from infancy, and this is the most typical case of bedwetting.
Secondary Nocturnal Bedwetting
For a child who has experienced continence for not less than six months before the sudden exhibition of bedwetting, this is regarded as Secondary Nocturnal Enuresis. The sudden change is probed to determine what suddenly changed and this could be psychological stress, urinary tract infection, diabetes and some other situational changes. There is something of certain that is responsible for this type of bedwetting.
Causes of Enuresis
Enuresis is mostly resulting from genetic factors inherited from parents as studies shows. It is observed that the occurrence runs in the family line and this is the most common cause of bedwetting. Other medical condition such as sleep apnea, urinary tract infection, diabetes, and epilepsy can also be responsible for bedwetting.
The Antidiuretic Hormone ADH in the body is responsible for the production of less urine in the body. When this hormone is not properly formed in the body, such an individual will experience the production of large amount of urine which leads to bedwetting.
Other causes of Enuresis include
- Problems with the Urinary Bladder
- Weak contraction of the muscles of the opening of the bladder leading to the lack of control in urinating.
- Stress, fear, constipation and other worries can cause bedwetting
- Spinal cord abnormalities can be responsible
- Down’s syndrome and Spina Bifida
- Poor development of the central nervous system affect the ability of a child to control urination when asleep
- Small bladder can be responsible also
- Difficulty in waking up when asleep could be responsible
It is necessary to state at this point that drinking of plenty water before bedtime is not liable for bedwetting neither is it a behavioral problem such as laziness or outright effort by children to hurt parents.
Treatments of Bedwetting
Bedwetting in children of less than age five should not be a source of worry to parents because it is not unusual. When it persists at above this age, it is necessary to seek help for treatment to stop it. Holistic medicine is the most effective in this field, especially considering the fact that all holistic techniques are natural, conservative and cause no side effects or allergies.
Homeopathic treatment for Bedwetting
A homeopathy is a suitable option in the treatment of Enuresis especially with children as it offers a friendly way out to the challenge. To achieve a lasting cure for the menace, many factors that pertain to the child are put into consideration, and this includes the child’s like and dislike, fears, behavior, family history and emotional makeup.
Homeopathic treatment considers all the factors that can be responsible for Enuresis while treatment is ongoing. This is done by addressing fundamental issues such as the physical, physiological and physical state of the patient.
Homeopathic remedies are safe, and they are natural, they can be administered to children of different ages and even teenagers and adults. There is over a hundred Homeopathic remedy that can treat bedwetting, and the right choice of which remedy to use will determine the efficacy of the treatment. It is essential to consult an experienced and qualified Homeopath for diagnosis and treatment. Each patient is peculiar, and so is the remedy to be administered.
Homeopathic treatment can be combined with behavior therapy. Behavior therapy includes the following.
- Reward for dry night free of bedwetting
- Make the child change the bed spread when he or she bed wet
- Alarm trigger when a child bed wet
- Training in holding of urine for an extended period
Another great method for natural treatment of enuresis is acupuncture. The combination of acupuncture and homeopathic remedies gives the best result compared to all traditional western approaches.
Bedwetting is a problem that requires proper handling on the part of the parent. The guilt and embarrassment that accompany such in a child if wrongly manage can lead to a behavioral problem of severe consequence as the child may lose his or her self-esteem and confidence. Scolding and punishing the child won’t help but worsen the situation. Seeking medical help will put an end to bedwetting which is never the fault of the child in the first place.
Enuresis – Bedwetting treatment in Philadelphia PA
At the Philadelphia Homeopathic Clinic, Dr. Tsan has an extended academical and clinical experience in enuresis clinic. The effectiveness of homeopathic and acupuncture treatment for enuresis in the holistic center is virtually close to 100%.
Victor Tsan, Medical Doctor, Homeopath, Acupuncturist, and Hypnotherapist uses different holistic techniques for a cure of this medical condition. Depending on a type of bedwetting and age of the kid, acupuncture, homeopathy, and hypnotherapy may be used separately or combined.