Enuresis, more commonly known as bedwetting, affects five million children over the age of six
in the United States, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Most children will
outgrow bedwetting without any kind of intervention, but in some cases, it can persist into
the teenage years. This can cause self-esteem issues, embarrassment, and social avoidance for
children and create significant stress on the family.
Bedwetting is one of the most common chronic childhood conditions, yet access to specialized
care for it is very limited.
“We’re so excited to see the positive impact Vamio Health is already having with our patients,”
says Dr. Stephen Canon, co-founder, and board-certified urologist with a sub-specialty
certification in pediatric urology. “There was a silver lining when it came to the pandemic and
that was telehealth. Virtual care is too valuable to not be a vital part of pediatric healthcare
“Through our years of medical training and working with families, we noticed a lack of
streamlined help for bedwetting and wanted to create a better solution,” says board-certified
pediatrician and co-founder, Dr. Honor Canon. “We feel that Vamio Health has done just that.”
Vamio Health provides patients and their families the opportunity to speak candidly with a
pediatric specialist about a sensitive condition, like bedwetting, in the comfort of their own
Using the Vamio telehealth platform is simple. First, schedule a consultation through the
website, which is typically approved within 24 hours. A urinalysis kit will then be sent to you
with instructions on how to complete it at home and upload the results to a secure platform.
Finally, Vamio Health sends a link for the telehealth consultation.
There are many factors that can cause bedwetting including delayed bladder maturation, a
small bladder capacity, or lower levels of the hormone vasopressin which helps reduce urine at
night. Bedwetting also tends to run in families. Recurring bedwetting, on the other hand, can be
caused by an underlying medical condition, including:
● Urinary tract infection
● Sleep apnea
● Chronic constipation
● Hormonal imbalance
● A structural problem in the urinary tract or nervous system
During your initial virtual consultation, your provider will review your urinalysis and discuss
potential treatment regimens to help decide which is best for your family. This may include:
● Behavioral techniques (including, but not limited to, using a bedwetting alarm)
● Treating underlying medical conditions that cause bedwetting
When to consult a doctor about bedwetting is a personal decision. There is not a specific age or
frequency that should cause concern about the issue. However, our specialists recommend
seeking medical treatment when this issue begins to negatively affect your child or the family.
To schedule a bedwetting consultation with one of our board-certified pediatric urologists visit