What should you do if you have bruises on your body without any explanatory reason? Why is this happening and should you be concerned? If you often get bruises, it means you have very thin capillaries, but you are surely wondering what is the reason for their sudden phenomenon?
In the following, read what the world’s doctors say about this subject, which they think may happen in your body and when necessary to consult your doctor.
1. Lift weights or heavy objects
Lifting heavy weights or objects is a secondary cause of bruising on your body. This means that your blood vessels are already very weak, and physical activity even further hurts. At the same time, even if you have very healthy capillaries, excessive physical activity can damage them. For example, lifting weights with overweight, for which your body is not yet ready enough, can be dangerous. The occurrence of such bruises is common in children who wear heavy backpacks for school. In general, these bruises are not something dangerous to health, but are an indication that you are overweight with too much weight that your body can not bear.
2. Drink medicines
Certain drugs affect the blood and can cause bruising, which can range from barely noticeable to very serious. Most often, they are caused by antidepressants, analgesics, anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-asthma drugs, and those containing iron in the composition. The most common pill that makes the blood more fluid and leads to bruising on the skin, is aspirin. If you have noticed a link between drinking certain drugs and the appearance of bruises on your skin, you should consult a doctor. You may be told that you must stop taking those pills to avoid internal bleeding.
3. You have some blood disease
Diseases associated with blood and blood vessels can cause bruising. Expanded veins, Von-Willebrand disease, thrombocytopenia, and leukemia are commonly caused by problems caused by blood circulation. Do not delay the doctor’s visit, especially if you have other worrying symptoms, such as: painful and swollen feet, bleeding gums, small capillary points of the body or nosebleeds.
4. You have a deficiency of vitamins
The appearance of some inexplicable bruises, may be a signal that your body has a deficiency of some nutrients, for example some vitamins. For young children, we always care to receive them in sufficient quantities, but we adults often forget about their importance. For example, vitamin B12 plays an important role in blood production, vitamin K is responsible for coagulation, and vitamin C plays a key role in the creation of new tissues. Without these vitamins, blood vessels become very fragile. Another, extremely important vitamin, is vitamin P. Without it, production of collagen is impossible, and blood vessels become very thin, which leads to worsening of the condition of the skin. Also, the iron balance in the body is very important. If you have too little or too much iron, it badly affects the capillaries.
However, do not rush to buy vitamin tablets before doing a test to see if you have a deficiency of some vitamins and whether you need to improve your diet. Sources of vitamin P, are freshly prepared green tea, apples, pumpkin and garlic. Vitamin K is found in bananas, eggs, nuts and fatty fish. B-12 is in the liver, fish, cheese and lettuce.
5. You have a hormonal imbalance
Changes in hormones are the most common cause of bruising, especially if you have an estrogen deficiency. This happens if you are in menopause, you are receiving hormone therapy, or you are pregnant. The lack of estrogen, significantly weakens the blood vessels and the walls of the capillaries can very easily be damaged.
6. You’re older
Another sad but natural cause of bruising is age. The vascular system weakens over the years, and tissues lose their elasticity. Age-related bruises often appear on the legs, but are not dangerous.
Blood sugar is the first thing that comes to mind when someone remembers the disease. Diabetes has a negative impact on blood circulation, which causes bruises on the body very easily. At the same time, the appearance of bruising may be an indicator that you are suffering from this disease, as long as it is at a very early stage. Other symptoms that you may feel if you are suffering from diabetes is a common occurrence of thirst, your wounds need a long time to heal, get tired, your vision is blurred or you have white spots on the skin.
Bonus: Which bruises are dangerous, and which do not?
Most often, after some kind of injury, red bruises appear. It is actually the color of the blood that is bundled under your skin. After a while, the organism begins to break down the blood clots, so the bruises become black, blue or purple. After 5-10 days of injury, the injured area should become yellow or green. In the final phase, that is 10-14 days after the injury, the bruise becomes brown and becomes brighter and brighter.
The usual bruises are completely fading for about 2 weeks after the injury, so if you notice some other unusual colors or if they do not disappear within this time limit, you should visit the doctor.
Have you noticed bruises on your body, which you can not understand why they appeared? What have you taken about it? Write us in the comments!