Many school-age children and even some teenagers suffer from nocturnal enuresis, which is described as nighttime bedwetting after the age of five. It is not a major health issue, and most children outgrow it. Even so, bedwetting can be distressing for both children and parents. Book your appointment with a child specialist in Greater Noida at Shivalik Hospital.
Nocturnal enuresis is classified into two types:
A child with primary enuresis has never had bladder control at night and has still wet the bed.
- Secondary enuresis occurs when an infant has bladder control at night for at least 6 months but then lost it and wets the bed again.
- Primary enuresis, on the other hand, is much more normal. A specialist should be consulted if a child or adolescent develops secondary enuresis. Bedwetting at this age may indicate a urinary tract infection or other health problems, neurological disorders (related to the brain), stress, or other issues.
What are some of the reasons for bedwetting?
Although the exact cause of bedwetting is unknown, it is thought to be due to a delay in development in at least one of the three areas mentioned below during the night:
- Bladder: less bladder space at night
- Kidney: at night, more urine is produced.
- Brain: unable to wake up while sleeping