100 lb. Club - Bruising

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08-06-2009, 02:07 PM
My partner and I are noticing that as we are losing the weight we seem to be bruising more easily. Anyone else notice this? Perhaps it is as simple as less weight = more activity = more opportunity to get bruised. Heck, pretty hard to bruise up when spending your day sitting on couch watching the tv.

08-06-2009, 02:13 PM
could your blood be low on iron? i bruise easily, perhaps for that reason, or because i take a lot of painkillers for headaches.

08-06-2009, 02:25 PM
ive noticed that as i have been losing weight i too have been brusing REALLY easily!! The bruises just appear all over for no reason! i wonder why....someone should def look into researching this.. :)

08-06-2009, 04:14 PM
I have started bruising as well. I am a vegetarian (have been for years), and after doing some research I think that I have an iron deficiency. Iron pills make me super sick. I have a doctors appointment in a few weeks to have it checked.

08-06-2009, 04:26 PM
grapes don't have iron, but raisins do. weird.

08-06-2009, 04:39 PM
I agree that it could be low iron. You don't want to get low in iron as that will sap your energy very quickly. Floradix (http://www.florahealth.com/flora/home/usa/products/R64771.htm) is a great source of iron; it doesn't bind you up like other supplements can.

08-06-2009, 06:01 PM
I'm anemic and bruise easy esp if I haven't made sure to get enough iron in.