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Frequent Nosebleeds - Causes?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 16, 2011 at 5:28 AM

In the last few months I have been having a couple nosebleeds per week. I have tried researching possible causes and they seem to range from everything of the most benign up to super-scary impending doom.

I feel like me eating shredded coconut seems to trigger them. Sounds weird, I know. Could this be an iron excess in the blood? I eat a fair amount of beef as well.

I don't suspect anything really serious, I look and feel amazingly healthy otherwise. I tried to chock it up to dry/wintery climate, but it's been rather persistent for a few months now. Anybody else have any experiences such as this?

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on December 17, 2011
at 08:04 PM

I was taking too much fish oil AND was eating not enough carbs :)

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on October 21, 2011
at 07:27 PM

Hm. I don't know what to think of this : am I taking too much fish oil, or should I stop my ZC experiment?

Cf5c9ba3c06cf300ae23c52778dfd317

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on March 17, 2011
at 12:02 AM

Hmm, I don't really take fish oil much- CLO a couple times/week and a few cans of sardines/week. But that is interesting to note.

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on March 16, 2011
at 12:58 PM

i was going to ask the same thing. when i take too much, i have The Bleeds, too.

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on March 16, 2011
at 06:25 AM

We'll see who's joking when someone finally pops you one for being a smartie pants!

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on March 16, 2011
at 05:45 AM

the last three were jokes....

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Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on March 16, 2011
at 05:45 AM

strict paleo it could be lack of mucous production from low carb levels.....

Low vitamin K levels hypertension thinned blood from high DHA EPA levels in foods leukemia stop picking your nose cut your finger nails stop using coke

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on March 16, 2011
at 05:45 AM

the last three were jokes....

Be1dbd31e4a3fccd4394494aa5db256d

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on March 16, 2011
at 06:25 AM

We'll see who's joking when someone finally pops you one for being a smartie pants!

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on October 21, 2011
at 07:27 PM

Hm. I don't know what to think of this : am I taking too much fish oil, or should I stop my ZC experiment?

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on December 17, 2011
at 08:04 PM

I was taking too much fish oil AND was eating not enough carbs :)

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5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

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on March 16, 2011
at 08:27 AM

Are you sucking down a lot of fish oil?

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on March 16, 2011
at 12:58 PM

i was going to ask the same thing. when i take too much, i have The Bleeds, too.

Cf5c9ba3c06cf300ae23c52778dfd317

(545)

on March 17, 2011
at 12:02 AM

Hmm, I don't really take fish oil much- CLO a couple times/week and a few cans of sardines/week. But that is interesting to note.

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on November 27, 2012
at 05:46 AM

Low Vitamin C is incorrect. I take 2000 Mg a day, but in the dead of winter I will get nose bleeds from the heater. I also take lots of Fish Oils. I don't get nose bleeds from taking fish oils unless I am under the sun, heater or ate too much sugar. This can come from Black Cherry juice which is high in iron or a whole bag of starburst with no heater. Warm water doesn't help as it started when I was boiling herbs. Can't say it was the cause or cure.

Best to put vaseline in your nostrils to keep them from cracking. I had them cauterized when I was 12. I am now 35. Nothing lasts forever. I remember having to get them caterized 2 or 3 times. It didn't stop until I moved to California. Now I live in Nevada.

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on March 16, 2011
at 02:47 PM

A simple, common trigger for nose bleeds can also be low levels of vitamin C (sodium or calcium ascorbates). Some people burn through their vitamin C stores faster than others. Try adding some in. Radiance C by Pure Synergy is a great one. Or Acerola chewables. If you suspect the climate, then try a little bit of almond oil or something like that to gently lubricate the nostril. Make sure you're drinking enough water. Try drinking water warm-hot.

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on March 16, 2011
at 06:19 AM

If you want to experiment with Chinese medicine you could take a look at this site:

http://www.benefits-of-honey.com/heaty.html

Nose bleeding is caused by too much heat in the body, which could be balanced by consuming more "cooling" foods. Coconut is considered "heaty", similarly to fried or grilled beef.

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on March 16, 2011
at 05:56 AM

In terms of relatively unexotic reasons.... It could take a fair amount of time for the temperature and moisture levels in the air to become conductive to healing. Once you have a nose bleed, you tend to get them regularly, as you already have a exposed blood vessels in your nose at that point.

That is one reason that people sometimes need to have them cauterized (not as scary as it sounds, lasers and liquid nitrogen work in first world countries...) as not all nose bleeds will go away on their own in a reasonable time scale.

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