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bruises everywhere!

Postby OfficeGirl » Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:59 am

Hey folks, I need some advice on how to minimize bruising. Just as a discliamer, I'm not being abused by anyone other than myself and being slightly clumsy. I just keep finding little bruises, like penny or nickel sized on my thighs, around the knee area and on my forearms. I eat spinach and kale in my salad and try to eat red meat a couple times a week. I've always had this issue, but since a major diet change and cutting out almost all processed foods and other assorted junks, I find that I bruise even more easily. Any thoughts? I like to wear shorts and sundresses in the summer, but the bruises definitely put a cramp in my style. Obviously, being a bit more careful is top of the list, but is there anything I can do with my diet or supplements or otherwise improve the issue?

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Re: bruises everywhere!

Postby Boss Man » Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:20 pm

Hey there :).

In the past have you ever had anything like a recent surgical procedure, or been taking any forms of uncommon medicine I:E non-over the counter drugs?

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Re: bruises everywhere!

Postby OfficeGirl » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:28 am

Hi! I haven't had anything medical going on. My son is 2 1/2, so I don't think giving birth is a factor at this point. I do take a couple of supplements. One is a green tea fat burner, and the other is fish oil. Do you think those are affecting me negatively? My parents have done a diet change very similar to mine, and my dad is having bruising issues like mine. I just don't get why a modified paleo diet would cause that.

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Re: bruises everywhere!

Postby Boss Man » Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:14 pm

It may possibly re linked to a small decrease in one or more nutrients. Have you tried taking a multivitamin and seeing if that works.

Otherwise it may well require medical attention.

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Re: bruises everywhere!

Postby Alinshop » Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:53 pm

Boss Man wrote:It may possibly re linked to a small decrease in one or more nutrients. Have you tried taking a multivitamin and seeing if that works.

Otherwise it may well require medical attention.



I thought someone bruising easily can be a sign of low iron?

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Re: bruises everywhere!

Postby Boss Man » Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:08 pm

Possibly yes, I think I heard that once. Low iron can lead to anemia and from memory an inflammatory condition called pruritis.

So the remark about possibly a reduction in one or more nutrients would remain valid :).

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Re: bruises everywhere!

Postby FitandLeila816 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:26 pm

Perhaps it's in your diet as you've stated that your dad's bruising the same way as yours. Or you may be having an allergic reaction? This might be helpful: Mayo Clinic

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