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when does a nosebleed (epistaxis) become defined as severe?


when it last more than 15 minutes or reoccurs shorly after  (+ info)

epistaxis for 10 points?


how can hepatis sirosis, heart failure can make sombody epistaxis
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The portal hypertension rises causing oesophageal and even nasal varicies, which may leak or burst and cause epistaxis.

In other words, when the liver is damaged the blood pressure in the liver circulation gets higher. This causes higher pressures in the weaker blood vessels of the oesophagus, throat and nasal pasages. If these varicosed blood vessels leak or burst, they will bleed - sometimes fatally.  (+ info)

ecessive nose bleeding (epistaxis)?


a friend of mine says she gets nose bleeding whenever she's exposed to sweltering heat of the sun. this city is sizziling in summer times. but why is that and how can she prevent it?
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Blood ppressure can cause epistaxis, sometimes gargleing with warm salty water three times a day helps.drink plenty of fluids, to remove toxic waste products. nasal drops but they are only for temporary benifit some of these may help but at the end of the day your friend really needs to see a doctor  (+ info)

any info on Epistaxis, experienced people please?


I don't want to be linked to google or wikipedia when I could just do that myself but rather I would love to hear from people who have either gone through this or know someone who has.

My mother recently was rushed to the ER by ambulance because she started bleeding profusely from her nose then mouth, she lost about a quart of blood and they couldn't stop it.

She was released after blood tests came back clear and they packed her nose with ice got the bleeding to stop.
Told her not to sneeze for 12 hours! (how can you help that?) but she managed.
She has another nose bleed that lasted about 30 minutes and she lost more blood at home, now she is resting and extremely weak.

She is a smoker, she eats very poorly, how can I help her and is there anyone who knows anything of this and how it can be prevented if it can be?

Also they said it had something to do with high blood pressure as well...
Cesi: THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! I will pass this info along.
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Nosebleeds can be a safety valve in people with high blood pressure. When their pressure gets too high, the tiny vessels in the nose pop. This is a much nicer option than a stroke.
However, your mom needs to get her blood pressure under control so that these bleeds don't happen in the first place. She also needs to make certain that she keeps the humidity up in her house, because when the membranes in the nose dry out, the chances of another bleed increase drastically.
If she has another bleed, have her lean forward (yes, lean forward), pinch her nostrils together, and put ice on the back of her neck. If she stays in this position for 30 minutes, have her gently & tenderly & slowly release her nostrils. If she's still bleeding, go to the hospital. But once she gets her blood pressure down, & keeps it down, she shouldn't be troubled with life threatening nasal hemorrhages.  (+ info)

Past 3 days including today I had nosebleed.How would I stop or not occure epistaxis?


It seems to occure when I go inside(very warm) from outside that is very cold.(cause of blood pressure??)
plus, its been very dry here in Canada.
since it stops within 10 min, I dont think I need to see a doctor.
I was said by a doctor that my nasal mucosa was very weak.
I used to bleed at my nose when i was elementary school but i havent had recently.(im an adult now)
its a very akward situation that I am bleeding everyday...

please give me an advise. thank you!
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Nosebleeds are usually really common during winter months, due to changes in the environment and the air pressure and whatnot. It could also, however, be an issue in the tissue or membranes in your nasal cavitiy. I've read that if you have more than 4 nosebleeds a week, you need to see a doctor.

I would suggest just calling your doctor, rather than going in for a visit to save time. He/she might tell you it's just because of the weather, but they might ask you to come in as well.

Hope this helps!  (+ info)

Describe the pathophysiology of essential hypertension?


Ms. S. J., aged 48 years, has essential hypertension, diagnosed 4 years ago. She has not been taking her medication during the past 6 months because she has been feeling fine. Now she has a new job and has been too busy to enjoy her usual swimming and golf. She has decided to have a checkup because she is feeling tired and dyspneic and has had several bouts of dizziness, blurred vision and epistaxis (nosebleeds) lately. On examination, her blood pressure is found to be 190/120, some rales are present in the lungs, and the retinas of her eyes show some sclerosis and several arteriolar ruptures. The physician orders rest and medication to lower the blood pressure, as well as an appointment with a nutritionist and urinary tests to check kidney function.
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on my question on deviated septum and nosebleeds, the community chose this as the best answer: ..?


Best Answer - Chosen by Voters
you might have to edit THIS question, cause it makes no sense.

On the contrary I received the following answer also which is a clear, competent answer to a very clear question:

"GENERALLY EPISTAXIS WILL OCCUR ON THE SIDE NARROWED BY THE DEVIATE SEPTUM, JUST AS YOU DESCRIBE IT. SURGERY CAN CORRECT THIS"

Aimee -- I would suggest avoiding questions that are far, far beyond your high-school education to avoid making a fool of yourself again in the future
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List two medications that are helpful in treating hypertension & describe their actions?


Ms. S. J., aged 48 years, has essential hypertension, diagnosed 4 years ago. She has not been taking her medication during the past 6 months because she has been feeling fine. Now she has a new job and has been too busy to enjoy her usual swimming and golf. She has decided to have a checkup because she is feeling tired and dyspneic and has had several bouts of dizziness, blurred vision and epistaxis (nosebleeds) lately. On examination, her blood pressure is found to be 190/120, some rales are present in the lungs, and the retinas of her eyes show some sclerosis and several arteriolar ruptures. The physician orders rest and medication to lower the blood pressure, as well as an appointment with a nutritionist and urinary tests to check kidney function.
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Sounds like nursing homework. You out of all people should be doing your own homework! No need to kill anyone later on by giving them the wrong medication!

As far as your question goes....try looking up beta blockers or ACE Inhibitors.  (+ info)

What are these small red spots in these places?


Hi guys, I'm a tween/pre-teen and I woke up this morning to find small red spots on my shoulders, my back and above my boobs. Is this normal or weird? Why? What are they? I haven't ate anything and I have been kept in my house, not allergic to anything...I have Epistaxis, a problem in my nose and Pharyngitus, a problem in my throat, but that wouldn't affect it, would it? Yesterday I went in my Aunt's inflatable hot tub for a good while, but I don't think that could have anything to do with it, would it? Thanks in advance!!!
I'll see about bed bugs - will check my bed now. And about the chlorine, I don't think it is because it's never happened before when I've been swimming D:
I do not think they're pimples, because pimples don't itch? (Do they?) and lol, bacne, I remember that advert from Another Cinderella Story ''You give yo man a heart attack, cuz you got acne on yo back! B-B-BABY GOT BACNE!"
O_O WHY HAVE THEY SUDDENLY STARTED ITCHING.
Discovered I now have them on my lower back and bum. They really itch everywhere. They are not chicken pox, I have already had them.
It's chicken pox.
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Sounds exactly like a case of Flocculitis. The water was not correctly sanitized. This is the cause of it from hot tubs and swimming pools.  (+ info)

Explain the possible problems associated with the high diastolic pressure?


Ms. S. J., aged 48 years, has essential hypertension, diagnosed 4 years ago. She has not been taking her medication during the past 6 months because she has been feeling fine. Now she has a new job and has been too busy to enjoy her usual swimming and golf. She has decided to have a checkup because she is feeling tired and dyspneic and has had several bouts of dizziness, blurred vision and epistaxis (nosebleeds) lately. On examination, her blood pressure is found to be 190/120, some rales are present in the lungs, and the retinas of her eyes show some sclerosis and several arteriolar ruptures. The physician orders rest and medication to lower the blood pressure, as well as an appointment with a nutritionist and urinary tests to check kidney function.
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http://www.blood-pressure-updates.com/bp/high-blood-pressure/causes-symptoms/what-causes-high-diastolic-pressure.htm  (+ info)

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