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Hi, I am a vegetarian. Going on 6 years now with no problems. I noticed I am bruising a lot easier now. Is this a vitamin deficiency? I work graveyard

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: Could be vitamin def

Vitamin deficiencies are a common cause of bruising.
Possiblities include Vitamins C, D and K. Bioflavanoid deficiency and zinc deficiency can cause this too. Everyone will become deficient in D if they do not supplement in fall and winter months (I advise 5-8000 iu/day). I advise everyone to take a multivit. Many multis don't have Vit K so try separate K. See https://tinyurl.com/mzrkbx8

In brief: Could be vitamin def

Vitamin deficiencies are a common cause of bruising.
Possiblities include Vitamins C, D and K. Bioflavanoid deficiency and zinc deficiency can cause this too. Everyone will become deficient in D if they do not supplement in fall and winter months (I advise 5-8000 iu/day). I advise everyone to take a multivit. Many multis don't have Vit K so try separate K. See https://tinyurl.com/mzrkbx8
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
I hope that you will get with an evidence based holist like Dr Baker for more guidance
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