NU Hospitals opens Karnataka’s first Bedwetting Clinic at its Rajajinagar Centre.
Bangalore: NU Hospitals, the first stand-alone Nephro Urology hospital in India to achieve dual distinction of a NABH (National Accreditation Board of Hospitals &Healthcare Providers) & NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories) accreditation is proud to announce the opening of the first Bedwetting clinic in Karnataka at its Rajajinagar, Bangalore Centre. The clinic was inaugurated by Dr. Prasanna Venkatesh, Paediatric Urologist and MD of NU Hospitals at the NU Hospital premises.
This clinic is the first of its kind and will be dedicated exclusively for bedwetting related issues. The Bedwetting Clinic program involves an initial meeting of the Doctor with the child and his/her parents in order to obtain a comprehensive history of the bedwetting problem, explanation of the nature of bedwetting and the introduction of a comprehensive recording schedule to check and monitor progress.
An insight on bedwetting:
Bedwetting, also known as Nocturnal Enuresis, is an uncontrollable leakage of urine in varying amounts while asleep. This condition concerns approximately 15-20 % of children who are 5 years of age, 10% when they are 7 years of age and 8% at age of 9 years, and may have a serious impact on the affected child’s development and behaviour, such as loss of self-esteem, social difficulties, cognitive problems, and other psychological problems, as well as on their families.The most common urological problem seen in children is bedwetting during sleep. The estimated figure is of around 80-110 million enuretic children in the world. Enuresis is more common in first born children, more in boys than in girls and is much more if the parents have also had similar problem or if there is a family history. If one parent of such a child has had a similar problem there is a 44 % chance of a child being a bed wetter. If both parents have had this problem then there is 77% chance of children suffering from a similar problem.
Enuresis is considered a disorder only if the child is at least 5 years of age and the problem continues more or less continuously for approximately one year. It is primary Enuresis if it has been since birth and considered secondary enuresis if it starts between the age of 5 and 8. Excessive urine production at night known as “nocturnal polyuria” due to less antidiuretic hormone secretion is considered to be the main reason for nocturnal enuresis in children.
“Bedwetting is not an ordinary issue to be neglected. Apart from commonly faced problem of changing sheets, this needs to be handled sympathetically because it affects the self-esteem of the child. While sleep bedwetting can be caused by a variety of urological problems, it is very uncommon for child with bedwetting to have any major urinary problem. In our clinic, we find only 1-4% to have any other urinary tract abnormality. While bedwetting can cause some psychological problems in children, all enuretic children are psychologically normal. A gradual and positive occurring change can be observed in children who are successfully treated. Newer treatment options include desmopressin melt formulations which facilitate convenience & compliance. Therefore the treatment is definitely much needed for these children and is very gratifying both for the child and his/her parents”, says Dr. Prasanna Venkatesh, who will be heading the clinic along with a couple of experts who will be a part of the exclusive clinic for bedwetting.
Parents may log on to http://www.nuhospitals.com , the website of NU Hospitals for more information on the bedwetting clinic. OR refer to the website http://www.drydawn.comto get detailed information on bedwetting.