What may cause nose bleeding
Sometimes a person gets bleedingwithout knowing the cause.These conditions are not a separate disease but indicate that morbid processes are developing in the organism.
Bleeding from the nose is a very common condition–almost all people have experienced it. Statistics show that the condition was serious in 10 percent of the cases. The bleeding may be flowing through the nostrils and then it is a front bleeding, and if it is flowing through the rhinopharynx, then we are talking about back nose bleeding. The blood may enter the lacrimal channelsand then flow from the eyes. It may also be from a cough and not coming from the nasal cavity.
Of course, there is a cause of the nasal bleeding, even if it not obvious to us. It may be accidental due to change in atmospheric pressure, for example, upon diving or mountaineering, long stay in the sun, dry air and so on. But it also may be caused byproblems with the circulatory system, old trauma, sinusitis, tumor, high blood pressure, infections, anemia, heart insufficiency,liver disease and many others.
In both front and back bleeding, the person should position his head slightly leaning forward. He should not lie down because there is a risk of choking. To stop the bleedingyou should constantly press the nostrils with your thumb and forefinger for about 5 minutes,you may also use tampons,as the breathing is through the mouth.A cold cloth such as compress also can be used. If the bleeding doesn’t stop you should seek medical help. The treatment includes hemostatic agents,cleaning and examination of the nasal cavity with a rhinoscope to determine the source of bleeding, so the proper measures can be taken.
Bleeding from the lower openings of the body
In case of bleeding from the anus, the bright red blood may be mixed with stools, it may cover them with strips or it may be positioned inspots.
It may not be visible in the stools but on the toilet paper. This mixture may be an indication of a serious problem with the colon and a carcinoma in particular.
The anal bleeding may be accompanied byfever, fatigue, abdominal pain, pain during going to the toilet,mucus in the stoolsand so on. It also may be caused byhemorrhoids, anal fissures, gastrointestinal haemorrhage, colitis, ulcers, colon problemssuch as polyps, various malignant formations, etc. It may also be due to infections and parasites, or a side effect of use of medications.
If the pressure andhemoglobin drop, and the pulse is elevated, this may be an indication of a severe bleeding that may require blood transfusions. The treatment may be with hemostatic agents, endoscopy and tamponade. In more severe cases, surgery is required.
The vaginal bleeding that is not related to the menstruation, may be caused by various health problems. These includetumors of the placenta, of the cervix, ovarian cysts, myoma, hormonal problems, vaginal inflammations, ectopic pregnancy, placental detachment, etc.It also may be incidental bleeding that is not caused by internal disease – rough sex, for example.
The treatment is based on the disease found. In case ofpelvic inflammation, for example, myoma of the uterus, polyps and so on, a medical treatment is appliedwith different duration. A surgery is required for ectopic pregnancy, organic cysts and so on.
Bleeding from the urinary tract can sometimes be so weak that the blood in the urine can be detected only with the help of a microscope. When the amount of blood is larger and is visible, the color of the urine may be different–from pink to deep, dark red with clots.The causes of this type of bleeding may be located anywhere in the urinary tract – thekidneys, the channels to the bladder, the bladder itself or the ureter. For example, it may be due to kidney stones or stones in the bladder, a prostate problem, medications such as aspirin, as well as cancer.
The tests that have to be performed are ultrasound, cellular analysis of the urine, light-optical examination of the bladder and so on, so the treatment is according to the respective results. So,for example, in case of kidney stones, breaking with ultrasound may be applied; medications may be used in case of infections, and a surgery may be required in case of blocking.
Treatment with Ayurveda
Ayurveda perceives the body as a whole system, so the treatment is complex–through food,cleansing from toxins, specific yoga practices. Herbs are used, many of which can also be used as spices, as well as oils extracted from different plants.
The goal is not just toeliminatecertain symptomsbut to restore the overall activity of the organism as nature has created it – a self-regulating and self-sufficient mechanism. This is done by restoring the functions of the three energies in the organismto the optimal extent, as they manage all processes in the body. These vital forces, called Doshas, areVata – manages the movements of matter in the body,Pitta – responsible for the transformations and Kapha – manages the fluids.These energies are set in a unique proportion that is predestined for each person before birth.
When a Dosha goes out of balance it usually causes imbalance in the other two, sodisturbances of the harmony occur and various diseases develop.Generally,bleeding is associated with the hot Pitta, which has to be balanced. Everything that increases Pitta facilitates the bleeding – staying in a too hot room or in a direct sunlight,heavy physical activity, too spicy, sour or acidic food, dehydration, malnutrition and so on. Furthermore, bleeding may be caused by fever and vice versa –it may causefever.
But since the body is an integrated system, Vata and Kapha also may be the cause of bleeding. In these cases,Ayurvedadefines color of the blood and source of the bleeding. When Vata is increased, the blood is dark,diluted and foamy, dries quickly, as the bleeding is usually from the urinary tract or from the anus. When Pitta is increased, the blood is purple-black, as it can flow both from the upper and lower openings of the body.When Kapha is increased, the bleeding is oily, colorless,often with mucus, as it usually occurs from the nose, mouth, ears.
Firming, hemostatic herbs are applied such as turmeric, alum, Aloe juice, saffron, manjishtha, triphala. With regard to Kapha there is one peculiarity –warming spices are used such as trikatu, ginger and others in order to remove the mucus blockages in the blood vessels,as they prevent the movement of the blood and often lead to disruption of the fine channels in the circulatory system.