Haemorrhage accounts for over 50% of the five million traumatic deaths that occur every year
The majority of haemorrhage deaths occur amongst men
Haemorrhage following childbirth is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality in Australia.
Bleeding, also known as a haemorrhage, is the term used to describe blood loss. It may be internal – blood loss inside the body due to a damaged blood vessel – or external – blood loss outside the body following a traumatic wound to the skin.
Treating minor cases of haemorrhage typically involves rest and hydration until the blood vessel has repaired itself. It may also involve immobilising the affected area and wrapping the injury site with bandages to control bleeding.
In cases of severe haemorrhage or if you suspect internal bleeding, you should seek emergency help immediately.