Bruising easily does not mean that you have a serious
health problem, especially if bruising is minimal or only shows up once in a
while. Women bruise more easily than men, especially from minor injuries on the
thighs, buttocks, and upper arms.
Older adults often bruise
easily from minor injuries, especially injuries to the forearms, hands, legs,
and feet. As a person ages, the skin becomes less flexible and thinner because
there is less fat under the skin. The cushioning effect of the skin decreases
as the fat under the skin decreases. These changes, along with skin damage from
exposure to the sun, cause blood vessels to break easily. When blood vessels
break, bruising occurs.
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