Unexplained Bruising on Your Body: Causes and Treatments

Do you bruise in places that you don’t even remember bumping or hurting, and the bruise doesn’t go away for months together? Read more about what could cause it.Do you notice bruises on your your body even though you have not bumped into anything or hurt yourself? Does it stay and not fade for months on end? And more importantly is this a common and constant phenomenon? Well, its probably time you took a look at these common causes for unexplained bruising on your body.

What causes bruises?

Bruises are caused when blood vessels are damaged or broken as a result of skin injury. Blood leaks from these injured blood vessels into surrounding tissues resulting in a bruise. It is the body’s response to the injury. Medically termed contusion, bruises could develop due to a lot of things ranging from ageing to nutritional deficiencies and effects medications to serious conditions like hemophilia and cancer. Here are five causes for bruising on your body.