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Individuals with a tendency to bruise often should maintain a healthy lifestyle, including regular sleep schedule, stable emotional state, and proper balance between work and rest. The following steps help reduce the associated complications and prevent further bleeding:
Be careful in using over the counter products, and always consult your doctor before taking any medication or supplement.
Do not smoke, smoking decreases blood supply and delays tissue repair.
Be alert for any signs of infection, and take protective measures in cold and flu season.
Limit alcohol consumption, as excessive alcohol affects blood flow and clotting.
Avoid intense physical activities so as to reduce the risk of injury and bleeding. Though we sky dancers know that's out of the question so I suggest 3 days intense stretch 3 days of pole work or aerials of your choice and 1 day rest. I never really suggest dietary supplements however just
Eat a wide variety of foods to avoid dietary deficiencies. Since vitamins C, K, or B12, or folic acid are essential for blood clotting, the daily meals should include proper amount of whole-grain cereals and grain products, fresh vegetables and fruits, daily products, eggs, beans and peas.
Abnormal bleeding that causes excessive bruising is mostly due to heat in the blood that results in a reckless blood flow or vessel damages. Spicy, hot and greasy foods can easily create heat inside the body, thus they should be limited. Eat cool foods rich in vitamins. I'm not a physician or dietician. These are merely my suggestions after experiencing over 20 years of contusions, sprains and fractures. As a topical agent I use Woodlock oil and dit da jow, both available at you local health food supermarket or Asian specialty store.