Are you one of those people who at the least touch gets a bruise? These are the possible causes.
If anyone says that it is a sign of immune weakness, there are those who blame the fumble. Bruises or ecchymoses are the result of accumulation of blood in an organ or tissue, and such internal bleeding may or may not be visible and / or palpable.
Although chronic infections, autoimmune diseases, and malnutrition may be the main triggers for frequent bruising, there are other potential ‘culprits’ for having a black spot here and there.
Excessive and unprotected sun exposure – which ultimately affects several layers of skin – is one reason why some people are more prone to bruising than others, with only an intense summer of sunshine to leave marks in the colder months.
The breakdown of collagen levels associated with old age is another factor to take into account, says Prevention magazine, highlighting the negative impact of alcoholic beverages, both for the propensity for falls, and also for conditioning the healing process. As the publication explains, alcohol is a vasodilator, which causes the blood vessels to relax excessively and expand, which leads to a greater fluidity of the blood to a greater risk of it escaping from a rupture.
With an effect similar to that of alcohol are anticoagulant drugs, which have the function of increasing the flow of blood flow. However, says Prevention, medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen may also increase the likelihood of bruising because these two drugs inhibit the enzyme responsible for blood clotting.
As it could not fail to be, the food also has a decisive role in the prevention and / or development of ecchymoses, being the lack of vitamins C, K and B12 one of the main responsible ones.
Finally, the journal highlights, in the most severe cases, constant bruising may be one of the first signs of type 2 diabetes or leukemia.