Easy bruising is common in aging. While most bruises are harmless, getting easily bruised can sometimes be a sign of a more serious problem.
Bruises form when small blood vessels near the skin’s surface are broken by the impact of a blow or injury. When this happens, blood leaks out of the blood vessels and appears as a black and blue mark. Gradually, the body reabsorbs the blood and the mark disappears.
If an older adult bruise easily, even a minor bump or blow can result in a substantial bruise. Hence, those who easily bruise must always be cautious and should not resist assistance every time they do strenuous things. This is why assistive devices are available that can help seniors prevent possible bruising and injury. Our wheelchair ramp installation in Freehold, New Jersey serves to construct some of these tools and devices.
Other factors can be attributed to easy bruising like medications. Aspirin, anticoagulant medications, anti-platelet agents, and antibiotics reduce our blood’s ability to clot. Thus, bleeding from blood vessel damage can take longer than usual to stop, resulting in a bigger bruise. It’s important then to report any bruising to your doctor if you are taking any of these medications. We also help seniors avoid lower extremity bruising by installing a ramp in New Jersey properties.