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Thin Skinned

Aging increases chances of being bruised

You see your grandkids banging into each other and the furniture with no apparent effect. Then, you barely bump into a chair and get a big bruise.

It doesn't seem fair. And maybe it isn't. But it's a part of aging, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. That's because as you age, the skin thins and fat padding under the skin is lost.

Be aware, in some instances, that bruising may be an indication of an underlying condition. Bruises that appear for no apparent reason may indicate a bleeding disorder. And anti-clotting medications may cause bleeding under the skin.

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