PREVENTION AND TREATMENT EPISTAXIS WITH BIOFLAVANOIDS: A REVIEW

Teuku Husni TR, Darmawi Darmawi, Kurnia Fitri Jamil, Azwar Azwar

Abstract


Epistaxis is a spontaneous bleeding from the inside of the nose. Epistaxis can occur in all ages especially in children and the elderly. Epistaxis is estimated to 60% of the population who had at least one episode of lifetime and only 6% sought medical help.Epistaxis is very common and is found by many doctors including Ear Nose Throut doctors, family doctors, and other specialists. Epistaxis is caused by the loss of the nasal mucous membrane that contains many small blood vessels. Bleeding usually occurs when the mucosa is eroded and the vessels become open and then rupture. Mucosal loss will be accompanied by injury to the blood vessels that can cause bleeding. Complementary medicine may also be given to patients with epistaxis. Tr extraaditional Chinese medicine has also performed acupressure and the use of diet / herbal medicines to treat epistaxis. One supplement that can help prevent and treat epistaxis is bioflavonoids. Bioflavonoids (or flavonoids) are plant substances that give color to many fruits and vegetables. This paper will discuss the benefits of herbal plant in treating epistaxis.


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