For my entire life, I had never experienced a nosebleed until 5 months ago when it happened unexpectedly and still does until now. I remember when for the first time my nose bled, I was really in an emotionally pressured state. I didnt really bother, though. But since it happened again yesterday, so I decided to search for some infos from the net that might be useful.
1. Nosebleeds can be frightening. However, they are fairly common, particularly in children, and can often be treated at home.
2. The medical name for a nosebleed is EPISTAXIS. During a nosebleed, blood flows from one nostril, or sometimes both nostrils. It can be heavy or light and last from a few seconds to more than 10 minutes.
3. Most nosebleeds are minor and usually stop with some self care. You only need to visit your doc if you have heavy or frequent nosebleeds.
Bleeding may be heavier or last longer if you have high blood pressure, heart failure, a condition where your blood doesn’t clot (thicken) properly, or if you’re taking medication that thins your blood (anticoagulants), such as warfarin or aspirin.
Referring to this point, I used to take Inderal 10mg and Xanax as prescribed by the doctor due to my condition at that time. Would that be the reason?
What causes nosebleeds?
The inside of your nose is full of tiny blood vessels which can bleed if they’re disturbed by a minor injury, such as when picking or blowing your nose.
Nosebleeds can also occur if the moist lining (mucous membrane) inside your nose dries out and becomes crusty. This can be caused by an infection, cold weather or the drying effect of central heating. If the mucous membrane becomes inflamed or cracked, it’s more likely to bleed if it is disturbed.
Who gets nosebleed
Anyone.. but they most commonly occur in the following:
•people who regularly take aspirin and blood thinning medication, such as warfarin
•people with blood disorders
Are nosebleeds serious?
Nosebleeds aren’t usually serious. However, frequent or heavy nosebleeds may indicate more serious health problems, such as high blood pressure (hypertension), and should be checked.
A nosebleed can be more serious for older people whose blood takes longer to clot because they are at risk of losing more blood.
*Excessive bleeding over a prolonged period of time can lead to anaemia. Frequent nosebleeds (more than once a week) or heavy nosebleeds can make anaemia worse if you’re losing a lot of blood.*
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