Kovacevic, Wolfe-Christensen, Rizwan, Lu, and Lakshmanan (2018) wanted to identify the severity of bedwetting in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It’s known that there is an association between ADHD and bedwetting. They compared children with bedwetting with ADHD and without ADHD. They found that kids with ADHD had more severe daytime voiding symptoms, … Read moreAre kids with ADHD harder to treat?
You’re ready to start the Time to be Dry program! Do you continue the medications or stop them? It depends on the medication. The ultimate goal is to get kids dry and OFF of medications. The three most common bedwetting medicines are ditropan (oxybutynin), desmopressin (DDAVP) and Imipramine (tofranil). If your child is on a … Read moreBedwetting Medicines
Sleep is a huge issue for kids today. If you want your child to participate in any evening activities you often have to choose between a healthy home cooked meal or going to bed on time. I understand the struggle, “feed them in the car en route, send them to bed hungry, or go to … Read moreSleep Quantity
Jorgensen, Kamperis, Bortch, Borg and Rittig (2017) evaluated 52 patients with bedwetting that has happened all of their lives. They had the patient suse transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for 1 hour twice a day for 10 weeks. TENS has been shown to resolve overactive bladder in 51-78% of children. This is done by neuromodulation. … Read moreTENS Machine to Treat Bedwetting
Karakas, Muhammet, Mazlumoglu, and Simsek evaluated upper airway obstruction and snoring in kids with bedwetting. The age group reviewed were 5-16 years old. This study evaluated 112 bedwetters (no daytime symptoms) and the control group of 113 non-bedwetters. They specifically looked for tonsil hypertrophy, adenoid vegetation, septal deviation, turbinate hypertrophy, allergic rhinitis, upper airway obstruction, … Read moreIs Snoring Causing my child’s bedwetting?
Think for a moment about the location of your bladder and the location of your rectum. Your rectum is where stool is held moments before you have a bowel movement. If your child’s bladder is trying to fill and there is a rectum full of stool, they have a high chance that they will wet … Read moreBladder and Bowel
Rhamani, Eftekhari, Fallahzadeh, Fararouei, and Massoumi (2018) reviewed the effects of vitamin D and omega-3 on bedwetting wetting. This was a randomized, placebo-controlled double-blinded trial of 162 children. They were divided into 4 groups. One group received 1,000 international units of Vitamin D a day, the second group received omega, -3 1000 mg per day, … Read moreVitamin D and Omega-3 to reduce Bedwetting
Kuwerrtz-Broking and von Gontard (2017) describe 2 types of bedwetting; monosymptomatic (no daytime symptoms) nonmonosymptomatic (daytime urinary symptoms). This article was reviewed for patients with bedwetting only, no daytime symptoms. They encourage obtaining a complete history, voiding questionnaire, urinalysis (the only mandatory testing for a bedwetting) and you can consider a uroflow with a post … Read moreClinical Management
Cochran reviewed five trials about Medicinal Herbs. Medicinal Herbs are to correct the imbalance of the Yin-Yang. One small trial compared Chinese medicinal herbs to demopressin, herbs showed improvement but the group was too small to see a significant difference. Three trials compared medicinal herbs to imipramine and showed improvement and a decreased failure rate … Read moreMedicinal Herbs to Treat Bedwetting
If your child wets the bed you absolutely need to have a conversation with their teacher. Back to school night is a great opportunity to find out about the teacher’s bathroom policies and hydration policies AND your child’s habits. The conversation with your child should go like this: “How many times do you pee at … Read moreBack to School Night