Easy bruising can occur when the blood vessels are weakened by diseases (such as scurvy), medications (such as aspirin, prednisone, and prednisolone), and aging. Easy bruising can also occur because of absent or deficient blood-clotting elements.
Why do I seem to bruise easily all of a sudden?
Easy bruising sometimes indicates a serious underlying condition, such as a blood-clotting problem or a blood disease. See your doctor if you: Have frequent, large bruises, especially if your bruises appear on your trunk, back or face, or seem to develop for no known reasons.
When you bruise easily what vitamin are you lacking?
This essential vitamin helps make collagen, an important protein that keeps your blood vessels healthy. If you dont get enough vitamin C in your diet, you may notice that you bruise easily.
What bruising is normal?
It often starts red because fresh, oxygen-rich blood has newly pooled underneath the skin. After around 1–2 days, the blood begins to lose oxygen and change color. A bruise that is a few days old will often appear blue, purple, or even black. In about 5–10 days, it turns a yellow or green color.
What vitamins can help with bruising?
Vitamin C supplements have been shown to reduce bruising in people with low vitamin C intake. Doctors often suggest that people who experience easy bruising supplement with 100 mg to 3 grams of vitamin C per day for several months.
What can you do to stop bruising so easily?
To minimize bruising, its best to elevate the injured area and apply ice immediately after impact. Preventive action is the best way to avoid bruises, so consider de-cluttering household items, and use safety gear if youre doing something that could be harmful to your body.
How do you get rid of blood bruising under the skin?
Home TreatmentRest and protect a bruised area.Ice will reduce pain and swelling. Compression, or wrapping the bruised area with an elastic bandage (such as an Ace wrap), will help decrease swelling. Elevate the bruised area on pillows while applying ice and anytime you are sitting or lying down.More items