A bleeding disorder is a health condition that makes it difficult for you to stop any bleeding. Normally, blood clots by changing from a liquid to a solid in an effort to stop your injury from bleeding continuously. This is called coagulation.
In order for blood to clot, it needs blood cell platelets and clotting factors. If you have a bleeding disorders, these blood platelets or clotting factors do not work properly or are in short supply. So, you bleed longer than normal.
Some common symptoms of bleeding disorders include:
- bruise easily
- bleeding gums
- bleed excessively after injury
- small cuts bleeding for a long time
- very heavy menstruation or period bleeding
- frequent nose bleeds or nose bleeds that last a long time
Oftentimes, many women don’t know they have a bleeding disorder because they have a mild case of it.
Bleeding disorders can result from:
Bleeding disorders tend to run in families.
For severe cases of unhealthy nose bleeds and bruise easily drugs are available to help you lead an active life.