What is bedwetting?

Bedwetting, also called nocturnal enuresis, is the involuntary passage of urine (urinary incontinence) while asleep. Inherent in the definition of bedwetting is satisfactory bladder control while the person is awake. Therefore, urination while awake is a different condition and has a variety of difference causes than bedwetting. What are the types of bedwetting? There are two types of bedwetting:

1. Primary enuresis: bedwetting since infancy

2. Secondary enuresis: wetting developed after being continually dry for a minimum of six months

In the medical world of today, both primary and secondary bedwetting can be a manageable condition. Treatment programs can successfully eliminate both parental and patient anxiety, frustration, and embarrassment.

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