BED WETTING AND AYURVEDIC TREATMENT
- Dr. Murali Manohar Chirumamilla, M.D. (Ayurveda)
Children who can control their bladders during the day, but
who have never been dry at night for at least a six-month period, have what
is known medically as primary nocturnal enuresis, the most common form of
bed-wetting. In ayurveda, this condition is termed as Sayyaa mootra.
Wetting the bed is not only uncomfortable, but also embarrassing, especially for a child older than three years.
Not only is there a social stigma attached to bed-wetting, it causes great inconvenience due to the extra laundry that must be washed and most importantly, bed-wetting interrupts sleeping patterns and causes scores of problems associated with sleep deprivation.
Three out of four toddlers stay dry all night by age four. By five years, one in five still wets the bed and at six, the numbers drop to one in ten. Just about all, bed-wetting stops by the time children reach puberty.
Many parents feel that their childrenís bed-wetting is a result of a defect in their parenting. Previously, it was believed that children, who wet their beds, had psychological problems. Today, it is suspected that bed-wetting is caused by slow development of the nerves that control the bladder.
Children with bed-wetting need to urinate at night. Initially, babies urinate round the clock. Then most make the transition to urinating during the waking hours only.
When an adultís bladder is full at night, there is a signal that goes from the bladder, through the nervous system, up to the brain. This alerts our reticular activating system, which awakens us. We then use the toilet. This signaling mechanism comes into play some time in middle childhood. If this mechanism fails, then the bed-wetting results. The major reasons for bed-wetting are:
Secondary Nocturnal Enuresis is the term used to describe the condition where nighttime bladder control is possible only for the first six months and then bed-wetting begins again. This may be due to some physical problem like urinary tract infection or the onset of a disease such as diabetes, or some emotional stress like starting a new term in school or something as simple as a change in sleeping habits.
If your grown up child slept straight through the night, but now wets the bed, the problem is more likely related to recently increased urine production. It may also be due to difficulty in waking-up from stress, or low-level sleep deprivation.
Guidelines & Ayurvedic Remedies
As we all are genetically different with
different constitutions and patterns, we respond to treatments in many
different ways. Hence Standard Ayurvedic Treatments are always individually
formulated. This article is intended only for information. It is not a
substitute to the standard medical diagnosis, personalized Ayurvedic
treatment or qualified Ayurvedic physician. For specific treatment, always
consult with a qualified Ayurvedic physician.
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