You’re not quite sure when it all started, but it seems that lately you always have a bruise somewhere on your body. They don’t hurt but they’re not attractive, and it’s getting to the point that you feel self-conscious in skirts and short-sleeved blouses. What’s going on?
There are many possible reasons for unexplained bruises, but one factor is fragility of the body’s smallest blood vessels, known as the capillaries. Fortunately, there are natural ways to strengthen these tiny structures – each thinner than a single strand of hair – so bruising doesn’t occur quite so easily.
Capillaries link arteries, which bring oxygen and nutrients to the body’s tissues, and veins, which carry waste products away. The skin, as the body’s largest organ, is loaded with capillaries; these can become damaged if you, let’s say, bump your leg against a table. Blood leaks into the affected area, causing reddish-purple marks (technically called contusions) to form.
Hard enough bumps and knocks can cause bruising in people of any age. However, older folks are more prone to this discoloration because age tends to thin the skin, reducing the fatty layer that cushions and supports it.
Several disorders and certain medications can cause easy bruising, which also tends to run in families. And the paler your skin tone is, the more noticeable bruises will appear.
This article is part 1 of Banishing Bruises is from Energy Times January 2017.
Remember this article is for information only. Do not make any changes in your diet or lifestyle without first consulting with your preventive health care provider. We always pray for your prosperity and health, 3 John 2, blessings, Donna.