Epistaxis or nasal bleeding can be caused by various causes. It happens that it is associated with rhinitis, dryness of the nasal mucosa, or it is a signal for the detection of other health problems, such as, for example, high blood pressure.
That’s why, if you are often bothered by nosebleeds , you should consult your doctor.
In this article, we will describe the most common causes of nasal bleeding and the factors that should be taken into account in order to avoid serious diseases.
Why is the blood coming from the nose?
With some people this happens often, and the general explanation for this is the blood vessels located in the nasal mucosa. Usually, blood comes from only one nostril, although both nostrils can bleed simultaneously.
When bleeding occurs in the anterior part of the nasal septum, it usually passes in a mild form. Usually, this is the result of excessive physical impact on this zone, dry mucous or allergic rhinitis.
In certain cases it is associated with hypertension. Our body, provoking a slight bleeding, demonstrates the need to lower blood pressure.
Anyway, we will continue to consider those reasons that will help us monitor the state of our health, and those that are indicators of the detection of more serious diseases.
More serious diseases
And although the diagnosis should be made only by a doctor, based on the result of the results of the survey, we still need to know what diseases can cause nasal bleeding.
Thus, we will be more attentive to the state of our health in the event that the epistaxis is repeated often.
So, nosebleeds, can be a symptom of the following diseases:
- Liver disease
- Benign or malignant tumor
What should I do with nosebleeds?
Once nosebleeds occur, close your nostrils with your fingers and lower your head down. It is important not to throw your head back, as we often said, and do not go to bed. These two positions of the body can promote swallowing of the blood, besides, we can not understand if the bleeding has stopped or not.
It is necessary to wait a few minutes, and in case the blood continues to go, seek emergency medical help.
If it was possible to stop the blood, in the next few hours it is necessary to refrain from physical exertion and take a medicine that increases blood clotting, or an antiplatelet agent such as, for example, aspirin. Smooth should be very careful.
When deciding whether to consult a doctor or not, other possible symptoms should also be considered.
Lack of vitamin C
One of the causes of nasal bleeding in the absence of any disease is the lack of vitamin C in our body. This vitamin helps strengthen the nasal capillaries.
We can make up for the lack of vitamin C by using the following products:
- Citrus fruits, especially lemon with peel (if it is grown in environmentally friendly conditions)
- Dried fruits
- Bell pepper
Also we can take vitamin C in the form of additives. If too much is consumed, the excess will go out with urine, so an overdose of this vitamin is not possible.
The salts of Schiessler
Schuessler’s salts are a natural remedy that provides us with mineral substances in the right doses without any contraindications and side effects.
There are 12 salts that not only provide the body with the necessary minerals, but also distribute them in the right place and time.
Each salt has its own function. Here are some of them are recommended for nosebleeds:
- Hydrogen phosphate of calcium (Calcium phosphoricum)
- Potassium sulphate (Kalium sulphuricum)
- Phosphate of iron (Ferrum phosphoricum)
Put two tablets under the tongue three times a day, separately from food, drinks and products with pungent odors (chewing gum, toothpaste). The first tablet is taken in the morning, the second – in the afternoon, the third – in the evening. Stick to such treatment for at least one month.
We recommend that you consult a naturapathic doctor to determine the duration of the treatment more accurately.