Epistaxis is popularly known as a nose bleed. It is a state where there is continuous bleeding from the nose. The inside of the nose is enclosed with humid and delicate tissue that has a wealthy supply of blood vessels close to the surface. When this tissue gets hurt, even from a slight cut or scratch, these blood vessels start bleeding, and in some cases heavily. Nosebleeds in front of the nose, called forward nosebleeds. These are very common because this is the most easily reached part to injury. Other most common position is the nasal septum, the partition between the two phases of the nose. In most cases, Epistaxis is not serious. It generally can be controlled with some pressure and a little patience.
In very rare cases epistaxis is life threatening or incurable. In these types of cases, the severe bleeding (hemorrhage) is generally takes place from blood vessel in a posterior position higher and deeper in the nose. In most cases of acute epistaxis (nosebleeds), the individual has some other health trouble also, like high blood pressure or a bleeding problem, or the person takes blood-thinning pills that slow down the blood-clotting method. Some persons are more probable to get nosebleeds because of their environment, work history, health difficulties or use of drugs that amplify the tendency to bleed.