Magnetic stimulation to reduce bedwetting, finds study

August 25, 2015 11:55
Magnetic stimulation to reduce bedwetting, finds study

Most children suffer from bedwetting problem. From the study conducted at the Assiut University Hospital, the researchers found that the magnetic stimulation of the lower back leads the reduction in frequency of night-time bedwetting.

The study was conducted in Egypt on 41 patients that were suffering from nocturnal enuresis. They were later divided into two groups, one receiving real magnetic stimulation and the other one receiving sham stimulation using the same equipment and procedures. Each and every patient has received ten sessions for two weeks (five per week).

A magnetic stimulator was placed over the sacral vertebrae in the lower back and 15 Hz pulses were applied for 10 seconds on and 30 seconds off. For the same procedure, the stimulator was internally adjusted so that little magnetic stimulation could reach the underlying tissue.

After providing 10 sessions to each of the patients, the average number of weekly nocturnal bed-wetting episodes fell from 5.7 to 0.3 per week after the end of the treatment sessions for the real group compared to 6.5 to 1.8 per week after sham stimulation.

The research was published in the journal Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience.

By Lizitha

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