Enuresis (AKA bedwetting ) is defined as involuntary urination, especially by children at night.
Enuresis is diagnosed after 5 years of age. There are two types primary and secondary. Primary enuresis is more common in boys than girls. Bedwetting runs in families. The incident is around 10 to 15% of 5 years old children and 6-8% of 8-year-old children and it declines to 1-2 % by 15 years of age as per the Canadian Paediatric Society ( CPS) position statement.
It is crucial to note that primary nocturnal enuresis is a variation in the development of standard bladder control.
- Your child’s bladder may not be developed enough to hold urine produced during the night.
- Your child has sleep apnea whereas enuresis is a sign.
It is important to remember that most children outgrow enuresis by puberty. However, some may need help others may have an underlying condition.
Go to your child’s doctor if :
As per the CPS statement (https://cps.ca/en/documents/position/primary-nocturnal-enuresis)
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