The nose contains many blood vessels. These blood vessels are located close to the surface in the front and back of the nose. They are very fragile and bleed easily. Nosebleeds are common in adults and children between the ages of 3 and 10.
One of the common reason for bleeding nose is hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. Furthermore, there are other symptoms for bleeding nose like appearance of red spots on the face, lips and extremities. These patients have abnormal blood vessels which can cause frequent bleeds.
In most cases, the bleeding starts with no apparent reason like injury. Other symptoms are the appearance of red spots on the face, mouth and hands.
Diagnosis of the disease is a real challenge:
Some people manifest various symptoms. And some people have abnormal vessels which can be found in their brain and lungs. Usually, the first symptom of the disease is bleeding in the lungs or stroke. Furthermore, the lack of knowledge of medical professionals for this condition is yet another reason for late diagnosis.
The most effective treatment for this problem is an early detection. However, the doctors have decided on what kind of treatment is required, thus laser treatment of lesions that bleed is one of the options. In the past, surgery was the common solution, but nowadays, surgery is replaced with interventional procedures to resolve the abnormality of the blood vessels.
Source: Nation's Press