Ayurveda Treatment for Nose Bleeds

July 26, 2018
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Nose Bleeds and Ayurveda

By: Dr .Lisa Agarwal, BSc, BHMS

Bleeding from the nose is medically called epistaxis. It is usually harmless but may require medical attention depending on the cause.

Types

Anterior- when the bleeding occurs from the anterior part of the nostrils from the nasal septum at the little’s area. This is the most common form.

Posterior- when the bleeding occurs from little farther in the nose from the posterior part of the inferior meatus, this is the more severe form which requires medical attention.

Causes

Local Factors

  • Idiopathic
  • Nasal polyp
  • Trauma to nose or face
  • nose picking and foreign objects in the nosev
  • Inflammations-upper respiratory tract infections, sinusitis, rhinitis.

Systemic factors

  • Hypertension
  • High intra ocular pressure
  • Head injury
  • Anti coagulant treatments
  • Blood dyscrasias
  • Colds, flu, hay fever.
  • Falls and bumps
  • Constipation
  • Fragile blood vessels.

Fragile blood vessels are affected easily by hot and dry climate esp. In summers.

Symptoms

  • Blood dripping from the nostril, usually bright red and sudden onset. In rare and severe cases esp. involving systemic disorders:
  • Vomiting, nausea if excess blood flow leading to swallowing.
  • Bleeding from eyes if nasolacrimal vessels are affected.

Management

Preventive

  • Lotions and ointments to prevent dryness of mucosa.

Conservaive

Apply firm pressure at the tip of the nose (little’s area) for at least 5mins for up to 20mins.

Bend head forwards to avoid nausea by swallowing the blood.

Apply cold over the forehead and bridge of the nose to assist in vasoconstriction of the bleeding vessels.

Severe cases may need clotting medicines and procedures like packing.

Homoeopathic therapeutic management

Homoeopathy is an individualised mode of treatment where not just the disease but all symptoms related to the disease are treated hence during the case taking your homoeopath will not just take details of the nose bleed but also the various other symptoms and problems present, so that not just the nosebleed but also the concomitant and associated symptoms are dealt with.

Causative factors are primary in homoeopathic management of bleeding; especially in controlling the bleed. eg. Bleeding from injury, infection, nose picking, from polyps etc. Common remedies being melifolium, arum triphyllum.

Cases where the bleeding is due to underlying systemic diseases the remedy is aimed at healing at that root cause level, annihilating the main disease. Commonly used remedies are crotalus horridus for blood dyscrasias, arnica for head injury to name a few.

Few other cases which present with specific concomitants and associated symptoms the commonly used remedies are bryonia, lachesis, amm carb.

But in some cases a definitive cause may not be present as in idiopathic case, in such patients the miasmatic medicines come of help, selected mainly to remove the bleeding tendency and restore the dispositional imbalance to its normalcy. phosphorus being one of the predominant remedy for this purpose.

Analysing the vast repertory and the peculiar characteristic symptoms of epistaxis a homoeopath can provide relief just with a few doses of the indicated remedy, unless it calls for an emergency intervention in severe cases.

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In any means, we, Ayur clinic team is not claiming to be a medical doctor neither we registered in the Australian medical board. The word doctor used here is only to represent or to refer the Ayurveda doctors recognized in India after achieving a Bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery qualification. This qualification is recognized in Australia as a naturopath by Vetassess governing body. The information provided on this website is designed to provide helpful information on the medical subjects discussed. Information on this website should not be considered as a replacement for advice and consultation from a healthcare expert. This content or information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition or difficulties, consult a doctor. The publisher and creator are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, application or use, to any person reading or following the data or information in this website. References are provided for informational purposes only. Readers should be aware that the linked websites listed on this website may change. This site does not recommend or support the self-management of health issues using the information provided on the website. Instead, we insist you to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor for guidance. Information on this site is not comprehensive and does not cover all physical conditions, illnesses, weaknesses or their treatment. Contact your healthcare professional promptly if you have any health-related questions. Never neglect or delay medical advice based upon the information you may have read on this site.


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