Nose bleed refers to bleeding from the lining (mucous membrane) of the nose.
Nose bleed usually only occurs from one nostril. In addition, it most commonly occurs during childhood and usually is not serious.
Caution: In cases of recurring nose bleed or nose bleed that does not stop, seek immediate medical attention. In addition, if your nose starts to bleed following a blow to the head, it may be a sign that you have a fracture in the skull. Get to a hospital immediately.
What to do immediately: When there is no danger of skull fracture, do the following: Sit, lean forward, blow all blood out of both nostrils, open your mouth and breathe deeply. As you do so, pinch the lower part of your nose for 5 to 10 minutes, then slowly release pressure and avoid any further contact or pressure with your nose. If your nose bleed continues beyond the first 20 minutes of doing this, pack your nose with gauze and apply crushed ice within a cloth against your nose and cheek. Then lie down and refrain from any motion or activity for another 30 to 60 minutes. If bleeding still continues, see a doctor, as you may need to have the lining of your nose cauterized. In very rare but severe cases, you may also require surgery.
In adults, most nosebleeds occur due to trauma to in the form of blows to the nose. Other causes include blowing nose too forcefully; scratches from the fingernails; irritating crust formations due to colds, infections, or the flu; very dry atmospheric conditions; sudden changes in atmospheric pressure; and/or nutrient deficiencies (most commonly vitamin C and/or bioflavonoids). Reoccurring nose bleeds might be a sign of a disease condition, such as high blood pressure (hypertension), a tumor in the nose or sinuses, or an internal bleeding disorder.
Note: Blood thinners such as Coumadin or aspirin can cause nose bleed. If this happens, notify your doctor immediately.
As with all diseases this did not happen overnight. The very first thing you must do is see a licensed health professional. Find a list of practitioners in your local area here.
Eat foods such as watercress, dark green leafy vegetables, kale, and alfalfa, all of which are rich sources of vitamin K, which is essential for blood clotting.
- Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
- Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
- Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
- Avoid all fast food restaurants.
- Avoid all canned food.
- Eliminate conventional dairy products. The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows. If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
- Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef. www.grasslandbeef.com The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.
- Avoid all sugars and simple, refined carbohydrates, as well as alcohol and coffee and other caffeine products
- Minimize your salt intake and use only pure sea salt, such as Real Salt. Try also Saltic Sea salt, Alaska Sea Salt, Cornish Sea Salt etc. Rotate the salts you use as they each contain different minerals.
Add Fresh Juices:
- Water melon juice made fresh – 1 to 3 6oz glasses a day
- Celery juice made fresh – 1 to 3 6oz glasses a day
Easy tips for nosebleeds: www.naturalnews.com/028383_nose_bleeds_remedies.html
Home Ayurveda treatment for nose bleeds: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL9hec4UWL0
Acupressure for nose bleeds: www.ehow.com/video_7754068_acupressure-stop-nosebleeds.html
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Further Information (links and books)
The Country Almanac of Home Remedies: Time-Tested & Almost Forgotten Wisdom for Treating Hundreds of Common Ailments, Aches & Pains Quickly and Naturally by Brigitte Mars and Chrystle Fiedler
Andrea Butje | Aromahead [email protected] – aromatherapy
Carrie Vitt [email protected] – organic food recipes.
David Spector-NSR/USA [email protected] – meditation, stress
judith hoad [email protected] – herbalist.
Kath May [email protected] – reiki, tai chi.
Lillian Bridges [email protected] – Chinese medicine, living naturally.
Monika [email protected] – aromatherapy.
Rakesh [email protected] – Ayurvedic Practitioner.