Can High Blood Pressure Cause Nosebleeds?

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Definition

A nosebleed is loss of blood from the tissue lining the nose. Bleeding most commonly occurs in one nostril only.


Alternative Names

Bleeding from the nose; Epistaxis


Considerations

Nosebleeds are very common. Most nosebleeds occur because of minor irritations or colds. They can be frightening for some patients, but are rarely life threatening.

The nose contains many small blood vessels that bleed easily. Air moving through the nose can dry and irritate the membranes lining the inside of the...

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