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Enuresis, a problem affecting 10% of children over the age of 5 and a taboo for parents: “Scolding them is counterproductive”

About 10 percent of children over the age of 5, 5 percent of those over the age of 5, and 3 percent of adolescents suffers from enuresis or urinary incontinence, as reported Almudena Sánchez, pediatrician at CAP Les Horts in Barcelona.

In such a situation, the expert has warned This problem is often seen as a taboo subject. And not all parents or children are open about leaking. “This condition makes no sense if it is assumed that it is a physical problem Absolutely, beyond the control of the child’s will, it is impossible to control,” he elaborated.

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Enuresis, mainly, can be caused by various reasons, such as failure of the wakefulness mechanism (the child does not wake up when the bladder is full), Disruption of the circadian cycle of antidiuretic hormone (vasopressin) and bladder instability, with involuntary contraction of the detrusor muscle, among others.

Similarly, there is a close association with other maladies like constipation, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and can even be a symptom of more serious diseases such as diabetes.

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“Scolding a child is counterproductive”

In this regard, the doctor has commented that scolding a child for something that is beyond his control is “counterproductive”, as is appealing to emotional blackmail to get him to stop wetting the bed. So, approach like ‘If you don’t stop wetting the bed, the Three Wise Men/Santa Claus won’t leave presents for you’ Because they will think you are a little boy’ The reason they give is the subsequent resolution of the disorder.

An article published in the ‘Journal of Pediatric Urology’ states that the mother’s use of harsh language or punishment in response to the child’s failure to achieve nighttime dryness can affect the attachment between mother and child and cause the child to experience negative emotions such as Shame, anxiety, despair and loneliness.

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“Therefore, it is important to understand and address the problem as soon as possible with the pediatrician. Enuresis in minors causes social withdrawal, low self-esteem, poor school performance, insecurity and anxiety, among other consequences, so downplaying its importance and leaving the solution to the time is not the best option,” they concluded.

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