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Treatment options for bedwetting

Posted Aug 16 2012 9:21am

According to a census conducted by ERIC (Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence), bedwetting affects over a million children and young adults in the UK. This is despite the fact that in many cases an appropriate treatment can be found.

Consultant Paediatric Urologist for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, Mr Imran Mushtaq , explains the latest treatment options in his plain English article – " Treating urinary incontinence in children ". He explains that the:

...treatment will depend on the cause and is broadly divided into the following three categories with a combination of more than one category commonly used to achieve best results

  • Medical management
  • Behavioural changes/physiotherapyThe use of physical therapies such as exercise, massage and manipulation.
  • Surgical treatment

Surgical treatment is the mainstay of treatment only for children with congenitalAny condition present since birth. malformations as the cause of their urinary incontinence. Surgery may also have a role in the treatment of functional incontinence, for example, the use of botulinum toxinA substance poisonous to the body. (Botox) for the treatment of overactive bladderThe organ that stores urine..

Jenny Perez, ERIC Director said: “Childhood bedwetting puts increased strain on family life, not just in terms of financial cost, but children and parents can suffer emotionally and physically too."

Mr Imran Mushtaq can be contacted via his private hospital by clicking here and online support can be found via ERIC .

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