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EmpowHer Health Tip: Why Do I Bruise Easily?

Bruises occur when small blood vessels break and bleed beneath the skin.

If you bruise easily, here are possible reasons why, courtesy of the University of Cincinnati's Net Wellness program:

* If you take blood-thinning medications, such as heparin or warfarin; over-the-counter medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen; or certain herbal supplements.
* If you drink too much alcohol.
* If you have a vitamin C deficiency.
* If you have certain conditions of the liver or kidneys.

* If you have certain bleeding disorders, including hemophilia or von Willebrand's disease.
* Normal aging.