Sometimes children cannot control the bladder and wet the bed even after the age in which the control is supposed to be acquired. This is due to delay in the maturing of physiological reflex bladder control.
Normal age of achieving normal day time control of bladder is 18-24 months. Night control is achieved by 3 years.
Enuresis (bed wetting) is more common in boys, usually heavy sleepers.
Causes of Enuresis (bed wetting)
Delay in establishment of bladder control is due to:-
Inadequate or improper training
Small bladder capacity.
Due to organic illness:-
Epilepsy, cerebral palsy
Diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidius
Urinary stone, swelling of urinary organs
Psychological ill health.
Acupressure treatment of Enuresis (bed wetting):
New point: centre of little finger lower crease.
Reflex points: kidney,UB, uretex, adrenal, lumbar-vertebrae, diaphragm.