Friday, June 3, 2011
What is Nosebleed?
In most cases, Nosebleed is common to children age 10 and below. The decreased in climate humidity causing the drying of the nasal mucosa often results to nosebleed. Not only is climate the leading cause of nosebleed, other major causes include inhaled medications, granulomatous disease, severe blow on the face, the head, and nasal trauma.
Posterior nosebleed is the dreaded type and can be fatal if left unattended. This type of nosebleed is considered as one of the symptoms of high blood pressure. Other major causes are severe blow on the face, the head, and nose injury and abuse in cocaine. The bleeding is not easily trace because blood is thought to be oozing down the back of the throat. The flow of blood which is down the back of the throat makes assessment of blood loss difficult. The risk of choking is inevitable because the bleeding comes out from the middle turbinate where the entry of the spenopalatine artery posterior is found. This type of nosebleed usually strike in elderly people where the vessels and the posterior arteries become hardened and usually break.