Enuresis – not just a kid problem

 

Up to 2% of children with primary enuresis do not grow out of it, continuing to wet the bed into adolescence and adulthood, says paediatrician and enuresis expert, Associate Professor Patrina Caldwell.

And a significant number of these patients remain untreated for reasons ranging from them not seeking help to a lack of knowledge about available treatments on the part of health professionals, she said in a recent Healthed podcast.

The reality is, if a young person still has enuresis in their teenage years it is very likely the problem will continue into adulthood but it is important to recognise that although it is a chronic condition, it can be managed, Professor Caldwell said.

Key to this management, initially at least, is a good history. It needs to be determined ...

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