Harvard Men's Health Watch
Why do I bruise more easily as I age?
On call Q. I seem to bruise more frequently as I get older. Even when I have not bumped into anything, I see bruises on my arms. What causes that, and should I be worried? A. Easy bruising is a common issue for many older men. Thatís because of a combination of less subcutaneous (fat) tissue and more fragile blood vessels.