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Forum Name: Leukemia
|Xeomara - Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:47 am|
HI! Im an 18 year old boy... It seems that over all the years my Nosebleeds have become so frequent that I expect them 2-3 times a month.... And I was searching the internet, and saw on one page that Nosebleeds of signifacnt bleeding and frequency... may be the onset or weaker forms of Leukemia...
Is this True?
|Debbie Miller, RN - Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:44 am|
It can be a symptom, along with many other signs, but it can also be caused by a number of other factors, including a genetic predisposition, not enough humidity in the air and even a need for an increase of salt in the diet. Other causes are high blood pressure, trauma (even nose picking), allergies, alcohol abuse and rhinitis. Rarely there is a bleeding problem.
If you are worried about serious problems, you would need to have blood testing to rule out such disorders as leukemia.
|Xeomara - Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:55 am|
Could I have a genetic Predisposition even if no one else in my family gets Nose Bleeds even nearly as often as I do?
And as for salt in my Diet, how much do you think may be needed? Because I already "love me some salt" according to my brother, meaning he thinks that I eat too much of it...
|Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:10 pm|
There isn't an actual recommendation for salt intake; I just know this sometimes helps people. If you already use it generously, that will probably not help.
As for genetic disorders - yes, you can be diagnosed even when you don't find others in the family. It's just a clue that can help you zero in on a possible cause.
Some people find they are worse in the winter when air is dry due to forced air heating. If the season change doesn't help, see a doctor.
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