The Truth About High Blood Pressure & Nosebleeds You Need to Know Now
FACT: Nosebleeds are a sinister, often-deadly symptom of hypertension (a.k.a. high blood pressure).
Epistaxis episodes (a.k.a. nosebleeds) are common and usually quick & harmless. However, the American Heart Association (AHA) warns that nosebleeds in individuals with heart conditions like hypertension and congestive heart failure usually entail a hypertensive crisis caused by a sudden, rapid increase in blood pressure.
These particular nosebleeds stem from large vessels in the back of the nose and can be dangerous. These episodes are more common in the elderly and are often due to high blood pressure, atherosclerosis (a.k.a. hardening of the arteries), daily aspirin use, infections, or bleeding disorders.
A basic guideline is: the older the patient, the more serious the nosebleed.
The AHA adds that these nosebleed episodes may also be accompanied by a severe headache, shortness of breath, and anxiety.
It is important to note that over 600,000 women & men die each year in the United States because of heart disease–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths! And heart disease is the leading cause of death for both sexes in the country.
TO STOP A NOSEBLEED:
WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR:
Don’t forget to speak to your doctor about managing high blood pressure and its symptoms. These usually include severe headaches, a pounding in the chest and finding blood in your urine.
Also speak to your doctor about helping you reduce your blood pressure numbers and cholesterol levels the safe and natural way with supplements.