Test your knowledge on the science of why we bruise and common ways to treat bruising.
Q1. TRUE/FALSE You become more susceptible to bruising as you age.
Q2. TRUE/FALSE You get a bruise after you bump into something because some veins break under your skin.
Q3. TRUE/FALSE Immediate application of heat is the best way to minimize a bruise.
Q4. TRUE/FALSE Fish oil supplements decrease your risk of bruising.
Q5. TRUE/FALSE Bruises turn bluish or purple immediately. Then, after 1-2 days they will appear a reddish color.
Q6. TRUE/FALSE Bruises turn blue or purple because oxygen has been cut off from the area.
Q7. TRUE/FALSE If your bruise really hurts, you should take aspirin.
Q8. TRUE/FALSE The old “steak on a black eye” remedy is, in fact, the best treatment for a bruise.
Q9. TRUE/FALSE It takes 2-3 weeks on average for the ugly colors of a bruise to clear up.
Q10. TRUE/FALSE Ectopic bruising happens when the bruise appears somewhere other than the site of the impact.
Q11. TRUE/FALSE Women bruise more easily than men do.
Q12. TRUE/FALSE Bruises can be scored on a scale from zero to five, with critical level-5 bruises carrying the risk of death.
Q13. TRUE/FALSE You could have a hernia if you have bruising around your belly button.
Q14. TRUE/FALSE Regular doses of aspirin will probably cause your bruises to last longer.
Q15. TRUE/FALSE If you bruise easily, it could be because you don’t have enough vitamin B12 or folic acid in your diet.