March 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Tips for Ayurveda

With the onset of summer season it is a common sight to see children and elders have an experience of nose bleeding. Usually only one nostril will bleed. In summer during traveling hot waves are common and the nose is the organ that intakes hot air.

Why does nose bleeding occurNose bleeding is known as Epistaxis problem.  In Ayurveda nose bleeding is known as naasagata rakta pitta. It creates panic for children and individuals who are experiencing it the first time. On seeing blood all of a sudden they will feel dizzy, disturbed and would prefer to be indoors for the rest of the day.

It is not a health problem, so do not worry. Understand the basic causes and how to prevent nose bleeding from occurring.

Why does nose bleeding occur?

There are a great many tiny blood vessels in the delicate lining of the nose. These small capillaries are easily broken. Any number of things can rupture some of these small vessels and cause a nose bleed.

The blood coming from the nose during a nosebleed can be a continuous stream or a small trickle. It may look as if you are losing a lot of blood, but not much blood is actually lost during the typical nosebleed.

As bleeding from nose comes on suddenly and without warning, it can be unnerving, nosebleeds can usually be managed easily at home. Gently wash your nose with cold water and wipe the area dry.

How to stop bleeding from the nose?

1. Calmly sit down in an upright position, do not lean back in the chair. This will help to keep blood from going down the back of your throat. Breathe through your mouth.

2. Tilt your head forward (not backward).

3. Place your thumb and forefinger on either side of the bridge of your nose and pinch the soft part of your nose firmly for ten minutes without releasing. Apply pressure firmly enough to slow bleeding, but not so strongly as to cause discomfort. Pressure decreases the blood flow through the affected area, slowing bleeding.why does nose bleeding occur

You can also place a cold compress / ice cubes on the bridge of your nose. Secondary measure as ice pack may not be available around when nose bleeding starts. Help constrict the local blood vessels.

4. After ten minutes, release the nostrils slowly and check to see if the bleeding has stopped. Avoid touching or blowing your nose. If the bleeding has not stopped, apply pressure for another ten-minute period.

5. If your nose is still bleeding steadily after twenty minutes of pressure, call your Doctor for further guidance.

Avoid going out in the sun. Use head covering and cover your nose to prevent hot waves. Take care of your health. You can understand how to prevent nose bleeding in summer and follow the diet changes to suit the external temperatures and improve your health.

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