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You Should Know That Easy Bruising May Be A Symptom Of A Serious Disease?

By Jan Doan

Although as with the majority of people, the tendency to bruise easily is no more than a completely natural body reaction when you collide with another object, (especially as you get older), in some other rather rare instances, it can be a sign that there is a more serious underlying problem.

If you think your easy bruising may be caused by something other than your simply bumping into something, then you need try to learn everything you can about bruising, and compare that information with your personal circumstances. A few online searches of the internet can be a great place to start your education, and then see how your research matches your concerns. Don’t go overboard with your conclusions, but keep your mind open and make a clear evaluation.

Most research will show you that the tendency to experience a condition in which you are easy to bruise, is more often than not an inherited syndrome. One such condition is something known as Von Willebrand’s disease. Normally handed down through the family gene trail, Von Willebrand’s turns into Lupus disease, a condition whereby your body comes under attack from its own auto-immune system, and one of the tell-tale signs is raised bruising. Women are actually 5 times more prone than men to suffer from Lupus disease, particularly those with an African heritage.

Another disease that has bruising as a symptom is Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. There are actually 10 different variations of Ehlers, and as well as bruising, other symptoms include the super elasticity of the skin, and a tendency for your joints to become easily dislocated. The condition is hereditary, being passed down through the genes, and it effects approximately one in every five thousand births.

Hemophilia is another inherited disease and may be the most generally known diseases that has easy bruising as one of its symptoms. Hemophilia is a disease that prevents clotting of your blood, so when a hemophiliac breaks a capillary so that bruising occurs, they blood continues to seep from the broken capillary, and the bruise becomes much larger and darker in appearance. Babies today are tested with modern medical technology so that hemophilia is now usually diagnosed at birth.

Bruises that linger longer than normal, can indicate diabetes. This is another condition that can be passed down by genes, although it can also be caused by other things too, such as receiving a traumatic shock. Diabetes is a condition whereby blood sugar levels can get dangerously high, and one of the effects is to prolong the longevity of any bruises that a diabetic suffers. As with the bruises that a hemophiliac suffers, a diabetic’s bruises also appear to be darker and therefore more dramatic.

Another condition that can make you bruise easily is scurvy, which is mostly remembered in today’s modern times as something which sailors in the day before steam ships used to suffer from. Scurvy is brought about by a lack of vitamin C. This vital vitamin is used by your body to both boost its immune system, and to stimulate the manufacturing of collagen. Scurvy therefore reduces your body’s capability of self healing, so once again any bruises that you display will be darker and will look more vicious than they otherwise might.

If you are still concerned that your bruising easily might be a symptom of some serious condition, then you should set up an appointment with your family doctor, explain why you’re concerned, and get yourself examined. You’ll probably be told that your bruising is not caused by something serious, but hearing from a medical professional will certainly ease your mind.

After your doctor has allayed your fears that your bruising is not something other than normal, it might be a good time to consider following the natural supplement program from Bruises Be Banned, which not only promotes quicker healing for existing bruises, but can help prevent bruising altogether.

Jan Doan, the “Doctor of Bruiseology” is recognized as the one writer to have writered a complete reference book on bruising, showing people why they bruise, and how they can avoid bruising. You can get yourself Part I of the new Desktop Reference Book on bruising causes free and learn the best way to get beyond the nightmares of easy bruising and how to prevent bruising.

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Doan, Jan "You Should Know That Easy Bruising May Be A Symptom Of A Serious Disease?." You Should Know That Easy Bruising May Be A Symptom Of A Serious Disease?. 27 Jun. 2010. 15 Oct 2014 <>.

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