Bleeding nose is very common in school going children.
Nose contains many blood vessels, which
are located close to the surface in
the front & back of the nose. They are
very fragile & bleed easily. It can be
either spontaneous, or induced by
either nose pricking or trauma.
Precipitating factors for nose bleeding can be many like:
- Hot weather
- Dry weather
- Bacterial infection
- Dust & chemicals
- viral rhinitis.
Why the blood doesn’t clot like it should?
It can be because of deficiency of very important
micronutrient-VITAMIN K. Vitamin k is required to
activate enzymes that catalyses glutamic acid into
gamma-carboxyglutamic acid, which is necessary for
coagulation to occur. Coagulation is the process of
stopping flow of blood by clot formation, which
is critical to heal damaged blood vessels.
Vitamin -k deficiency leads to uncontrollable
bleeding once a blood vessel is ruptured.
Good natural vegetarian sources of vitamin -K are:
Fenugreek leaves (methi):
You can make subji, paratha (thepla),
raw salad (with tomato lemon), pakoras, chillas, muthiya etc.
You can prepare spinach vegetable, salad, paratha, sandwich, etc.
You can prepare roti (rotlo) out of jowar flour.
Also, you can prepare whole jowar upma/khichado.
Having enough vitamin-k will help
your blood to clot properly. But if
your nose is bleeding frequently,
see your doctor immediately to treat the cause.
That’s all for today.
See you next Tuesday with another Tuesday tip.
Till then…… Take care….
Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life….
Dr. Bhumita Makwana
Your Dietitian & Cosmetic Clinician