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Posted By: Tanya Owens on January 9, 2013

Labels: China , Chronic Disease

Pediatric Enuresis Education Program in China

The Child Enuresis Awareness and Education Program was initiated by Project HOPE at the Shanghai Children’s Medical Center in 2010.  The overall goals of the program are to improve the treatment and education of children suffering from enuresis (bedwetting) in China

Recently, Project HOPE held a group therapy class for caretakers and parents of children suffering from enuresis.  Recruitment for this class happens when parents and caretakers bring their children who are suffering from enuresis to outpatient clinics. Jenny Xu of Project HOPE informed me that on any given day, there may be 5,000 patients who are treated at outpatient clinics for this problem.  Wow - that is a startling statistic! 

The parents’ group therapy class was well attended.  Over 50 parents and caretakers were in attendance. The session was co-taught by a social worker and a pediatrician who specializes in endocrinology and urology. These experts discussed the physical processes that go on in a child’s body that result in the underdevelopment of the bladder and –as a consequence - bedwetting.  

The social worker and pediatrician also discussed the psychological issues involved with the disorder - from parental anguish to the child’s embarrassment.  The pediatrician taught the parents techniques to train the child’s bladder.  The physician and social worker also discussed pharmaceutical products that can be used if various other techniques alone do not produce the desired result. 

Most importantly, the pediatrician explained that enuresis is a biological/medical problem.  It should not be a source of anguish because there are proven methods to help children enlarge their bladders and develop better bladder control.

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Submitted by Deola at: December 15, 2013 From:
Need help with bedwetting problem for my teenage son. Are there specialists in Lagos, Nigeria that I can contact?
Submitted by dalehan at: January 10, 2013 From:
IGBENOBA OMOTOLA. CALEB UNIVERSITY LAGOS. THE AWARENESS PROJECT HOPE HAS DECIDED TO CREATE WILL GIVE THE CHILD A BEHAVIOR CHANGE IN COMMUNICATION AND THIS IS A POSITIVE STEP TO HELP THE CHILD WITH ENURESIS. THIS WILL PROMOTE POSITIVITY IN CHILD BEHAVIOR IN EVERY ASPECT OF EXISTENCE. WITH THIS, THE CHILD WILL HAVE A CHANGE IN BEHAVIOR AND COMMUNICATING WITH OTHERS.
Submitted by Anonymous at: January 10, 2013 From:
IGBENOBA OMOTOLA. CALEB UNIVERSITY LAGOS. This program which creates awareness to child enuresis is a behavior change communication initiated by Project Hope. This generally promotes positive individual behavior in each and every one of the children suffering from this. With this, each child can have a change of behavior when communicating to others.
Submitted by Lyle at: January 10, 2013 From: www.nobedwetting.com
Bedwetters of all ages suffer more then their parents or pediatrician may know. Embarrassment often leads to silence. Even young children can live with feelings of fear of discovery, shame, low self-esteem, and feeling different from their friends or family. Bedwetting is not anyone’s fault; our findings point to a deep sleep that prevents the brain from responding to the bladder's signal.   This compromised sleep can also result in daytime symptoms; difficulty awakening, fatigue, memory difficulty, irritability, difficulty concentrating.  In 99% of all bedwetting cases, (based upon our research of tens of thousands of documented cases) the root cause is sleeping so deeply. It is an inherited deep-sleep disorder that results in bedwetting and more importantly...a fragmented, non-restorative, sleep. Many medical professionals misinform patients when they blame a small bladder as the cause of bedwetting. It is actually a RESULT of the bedwetting. Moreover, restricting fluids causes further underdevelopment of the bladder, as well as dehydration.  Bed wetting can continue into teen years.  Medical professionals rarely share that possibility.  Let’s look deeper into the emotions of someone who suffers from enuresis:  Individuals who wet the bed almost always feel the shame of being “different” in that they cannot do what it seems everyone else can – keep their beds dry.  They can suffer from near debilitating fear of discovery, especially if they experienced daytime control problems due to the weak bladder muscle control that results from the disorder and is not the cause of it. The real cause needs to be treated - the deep sleep problem. Regards, Lyle Danuloff, Ph.D. www.nobedwetting.com


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