Bedwetting is a syndrome of involuntary, uncontrolled urination, urinary incontinence, mainly during sleep. It is more common in children of preschool and early school age with a history of concomitant neurological pathology. It causes psychological trauma in the child, conflicts with peers in the team, punishment by parents in the family, neuroses, which further aggravates the course of bedwetting.
The diagnosis of nocturnal bedwetting is established if the child has had involuntary nocturnal urination for three months or more.
Most researchers assign an important role to autonomic disorders in the genesis of bedwetting in children. According to Academician A.M. Wein, bedwetting refers to vegetative parasomnias. A certain role in the occurrence of bedwetting is played by neurosis.
In the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) bedwetting is of inorganic nature – F98.0. (class “F” means mental disorders) The classifier indicates that functional bedwetting, psychogenic bedwetting, and non-organic urinary incontinence are included.
In domestic medicine, as well as at the household level, one can still often come across the point of view according to which bedwetting does not require treatment. In this case, the patient is advised only to keep a calendar of “wet” and “dry” nights and adhere to some specific techniques. For example, urinate at certain times, reduce fluid intake, avoid caffeinated drinks and other diuretic foods, and exercise patience. As a result, by the age of seven years, its prevalence is 5-10%, and this is one of the most common diseases in children.
According to statistics, in seven out of a hundred children suffering from bedwetting by the age of seven, this disease will continue into adulthood. Since bedwetting causes stress, which creates a significant psychological burden on the child and low self-esteem, treatment is recommended from the age of 6-7 years and older.
The DMC clinic provides diagnostics (multifunctional stress diagnostics, consultations with a pediatrician, neurologist, and otolaryngologist) and effective complex treatment of bedwetting in children without medication using modern world-class physiotherapy equipment.
- The use of polychromatic incoherent polarized VIP-light from the BIOPTRON apparatus (Switzerland) for bedwetting in children is carried out in accordance with the Methodological Recommendations of the Russian Scientific Center for Restorative Medicine and Balneology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation. The course is 10-12 daily procedures.
- Biofeedback therapy (Russia) for the correction of dysfunctions of the autonomic neuronal system, which is often the cause of nocturnal bedwetting in children. The course of treatment consists of 10-12 daily procedures.