Why am I getting so many bruises on my legs?
So maybe about two or three weeks ago I started getting all these bruises on my legs. I'm really not sure what it could be. I lost about 8 pounds, so now I weigh 98... I know that when you lose weight your body can be more prone to get bruises because there is less cushion, however, I'm not clumsy or always running into thing. I am also about 85% vegan and raw food, I'm not sure if it could have something to do with that either... Another thing, my body temperature always feels like it's about 15/20 degrees cooler. Like, I rarely find 100 degree weather hot anymore. My grandfather passed away from leukemia, and unless I'm mistaken, I know stuff like that can be chronic. But once again, it could be many things. Any more specific ideas?
- Durable MedLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
You are there, and I am here. So we are certainly not talking about an Internet "diagnosis".
Specific ideas? Yes. For one thing, you are deficient in your Vitamin C, so your capillaries are more fragile, and you are bruising easily.
Next, what you describe sounds like you may be hypothyroid. Measure your temperature just after you wake up in the morning, have the thermometer all ready to go.
And if you are indeed hypothyroid, soy products may reduce the effect of thyroid hormones even more.
Next, make sure you are well hydrated. Low blood pressure can cause you to feel cooler.
And I give you some sites to let you know I'm not making it all up.Source(s): http://www.livestrong.com/article/325804-vitamin-c... http://www.wilsonssyndrome.com/index.html http://thyroid.about.com/cs/soyinfo/a/soy.htm http://www.hydration.net.au/page/shop/info_page/a/...