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Health Tip: Why Do I Bruise Easily?

Some common causes

(HealthDay News) - Bruises occur when small blood vessels break and bleed beneath the skin.

If you bruise easily, here are possible reasons why, courtesy of the University of Cincinnati's Net Wellness program:

  • If you take blood-thinning medications, such as heparin or warfarin; over-the-counter medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen; or certain herbal supplements.
  • If you drink too much alcohol.
  • If you have a vitamin C deficiency.
  • If you have certain conditions of the liver or kidneys.
  • If you have certain bleeding disorders, including hemophilia or von Willebrand's disease.
  • Normal aging.
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