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Nosebleed and Your Health


You start the day ready to go and the dreaded nose bleed occurs out of nowhere. You ask yourself why? There are several reasons why you might experience a nosebleed.

Dr. Sergio Cortes says there are several health issues in your life can trigger a nosebleed. Health issues can lower your body’s ability to properly clot the blood which can cause a nosebleed. Also a rapid increase in the pressure of your blood can sometimes contribute to a nosebleed happening. Rapid blood pressure in the body that is followed by a severe headache, difficulty with breathing, and nervousness can contribute to a nosebleed. Constant allergies, colds, or habit of consistently blowing your nose can gradually irritate the lining in the nose. Constant irritation of the lining of your nose can be associated with a nosebleed.

Dry air can contribute to a nosebleed. Dryness can cause the lining of your nose to get irritated and eventually bleed and/or crack. Blood-thinning medication can also contribute to a nosebleed occurring. Also accidental picking of the blood vessels in the nose area can cause a nosebleed to form.

Sometimes nosebleeds can be treated properly at home. Other times it is important to seek medical attention when having a severe nosebleed. More than one nosebleed occurring each week is a great indication that it would be best to talk to your doctor. For more information regarding a nosebleed and your health follow link.