Do You Bruise Easily?

Do You Bruise Easily

Why do I seem to bruise more easily after retirement?

If you’re experiencing easy bruising, you might have questions about what’s causing the problem and what you can do about it. Find out what role aging plays in bruising and when to consult a doctor. By Mayo Clinic Staff Yet another bruise. What caused that dark, unsightly mark on your leg? You don’t recall bumping into anything. Lately, however, you seem to be bruising frequently. Is this cause for concern? Easy bruising is common with age. Although most bruises are harmless and go away without treatment, easy bruising can sometimes be a sign of a more serious problem.

Why is easy bruising so common in older adults?

Can medications and supplements contribute to easy bruising?

As you age your skin becomes thinner and you lose the fatty layer that was under the skin that helped protect you from bruising.

No you are not losing your memory, you most likely just never felt the slight blow that caused the bruise in the first place.

If you are on blood pressure medication or anticoagulants and anti-platelet agents, small bruises will show up more often since the small capillaries take long to stop hemorrhaging. Playing with the young puppy that nibbles on your wrist will take its toll on you.
Some dietary supplements like fish oil for cholesterol control and ginko will also create the right “easy to bruise” condition.
Read the article above from the MAYO Clinic, you will find that you are not alone. There are many people our age that bruise easily.

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