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Easy Bruising with Stage 4 CKD

Easy Bruising with Stage 4 CKDEasy bruising or bleeding is one of the most common symptoms resulting from under functioning kidneys. In the article, let's look at the reasoning as to why this problem occur in Stage 4 CKD. This will help you understand your condition, and by doing so, enable you to deal with the disease better.

a. Blood clotting abnormalities

Severely damaged kidneys impact blood clotting, and quickly use up available vitamin C. Bruising is a sign of vitamin C deficiency. Light knocks or bumps can cause instantaneous bleeding, and cuts seem to take longer to heal.

b. Medications

Many common medications can increase bleeding because they disrupt blood clotting, which leads to increased bruising. Medications that may increase bruising include corticosteroids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS), some antibiotics, antidepressants, cardiac medications (like nitroglycerin, beta-blockers), calcium channel blockers used to treat high blood pressure, etc.

c. Dietary supplements

Dietary supplements including fish oil and ginko also increase bleeding tendencies.

If you experience easy bruising with Stage 4 CKD, you are suggested to see your kidney doctor as early as possible. After determine the specific causes of your problem, corresponding treatment can be adopted to eliminate it. You can also leave a message in the below or email us at for free advice from our kidney experts. Best wishes!

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