Nocturnal Enuresis

Enuresis, a disease or simply
a sphincter weakness ?

One defines the nocturnal enuresis as being the action to wet the bed during the night. The enuresis is not a disease but a problem of development and reflex. The enuretic person has a sphincter weakness quite simply, i.e. a muscular weakness on the level of the collar’s bladder. As soon as a certain accumulation of urine is made feel in the bladder, the sphincter (too much weak to retain the urine) slackening and causes an involuntary loss of wee. Our medical instruments thus come to reinforce this muscle (sphincter) while making him contractions at the precise time where the enuretic child is not able any more to retain its urine in his bladder. 

Some 15 to 20% of children from 3 to 7 years wet their bed the night. This number, approximately 70% are boys and a very strong majority of them will still wet their bed with puberty. A significant proportion of consulted parents (more than 90%) recognize a family hereditary with the nocturnal enuresis. Of these consulted parents, some confirmed to us to have used our method being younger.

When the parents ask assistance and that the enuresis is not the cause of a disease, several health professionals prescribe an apparatus and a pad (quilted), which sounds and awakes the child at the time when he emits its first drops of urine. Thus, the child learns little by little to reinforce his sphincter. 

The treatment of the METHODE URINO-ARRET reveals us a similarity in the progress of the treatment, consistent in four (4) distinctive phases: 

At the beginning, the child as often wets its bed as before the treatment, (generally two to three times per night). Each time that he wets its bed, the ringing awakes him and he goes to the toilet to finish urinating. This phase lasts generally less than one week and the number of alarm clock falls towards the end of phase 1. 

In the second phase, the child starts to wake up simply by the dilation of the bladder, but he still wets its bed and the ringing is still made hear. The conditioned reaction consequently starts to be achieved, but the practice is not established yet firmly. During this phase, the ringing decrease and the dry nights increase. 

When the child does not wet any more its bed, the third phase is started, the child awakening one or twice per night to go to the toilet or he can sleep its complete night. The ringing is not made hear, but the child knows that the apparatus is there, if he needs some. When this phase lasted 7 days, one removes the apparatus and the fourth phase starts. 

The child is now alone without the apparatus. He can rise time to other to go to the toilet, but he tends to sleep for increasingly long periods and possibly, during the whole night without urinating, nor to rise.

© Méthode Urino-Arrêt 2006

Conception : Atlante Communication