Blood conditions
October 22, 2018

Could you have a bleeding disorder?

Do you have unexplained nosebleeds, heavy menstrual periods or find yourself bruising easily? You may have a bleeding disorder. A bleeding disorder is a group of conditions that affect the way your blood clots. Clotting changes blood from a liquid to a solid. For example, if you get injured, your blood begins to clot to prevent you from losing a lot of blood. If a bleeding disorder prevents this natural process, you land up with excessive bleeding. Bleeding disorders can cause abnormal bleeding inside or outside your body. This may take place under your skin or in organs like the…
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
October 14, 2017

The causes and treatment for constant bruising

Are you always rushing around and bumping into objects, or sometimes just plain clumsy? Coming up “black and blue” full of bruises can be painful and unsightly.  Some bruises are quite harmless, while others can suggest a more serious problem! Have a look. What is a bruise? An area of skin discolouration, that does not become pale when you press it. A common skin bruise due to physical injury. It happens when small blood vessels are damaged, causing blood to leak underneath the skin. Also known as a “contusion” A bruise is initially reddish in colour, then becomes blue-purple over…
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