Should I worry if I bruise easily?
Bruising easily can be normal in some people and becomes more common as we age.
But bruising easily may also signal an underlying medical problem.
You probably should have this problem evaluated by your primary care doctor, especially if the bruising developed recently or has become more frequent or more severe..
Is bruising a sign of low iron?
You may begin to bruise easily if you aren’t getting enough iron. That’s because your body needs iron to keep your blood cells healthy. If your blood cells aren’t healthy, your body won’t be able to get the oxygen that it needs to function. This may make your skin more susceptible to bruising.
What are you lacking if you bruise easily?
Deficiencies in vitamins that help your blood clot, including vitamin K, vitamin C, and vitamin B-12 may also contribute to easy bruising. Your healthcare provider can order a blood test to check for vitamin deficiencies and may recommend vitamin supplements depending on the results.
What is bruising easily a sign of?
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.
What to take to avoid bruising?
An ice pack, bag of frozen vegetables, or bag of ice cubes will decrease the amount of blood leaking from the broken capillaries, and it will help reduce swelling and inflammation as well. Whatever you use, be sure to use a thin towel or cloth to prevent it from touching your skin directly.