I have been prone to tiny broken blood vessels since I started the birth control pill when I was 18 (stopped using it 6 years ago though). It started on my legs, especially the thighs and then bettered after I got off the pill,
Lately I have been experiencing new ones though. Especially in my face. My whole left check is covered in tiny red veines! My infant son seems to have a similar problem.
I wonder what it causing this for us and how we could prevent it! (Or heal it? That would be great).
We both eat Paleo, but cheat a bit every 1-2 weeks. Me more than him, he never eats grains but sometimes candy.
We also eat a rather high carb Paleo diet. I need it to keep my weight up and I even eat potatoes. My health improved dramatically on this not so strict Paleo diet though, all my chronic illnesses are gone, so I'm not sure it is caused by our diet habits. I also tried low carb for 5 months and I have never been so sick and skinny so I am to worried to consider it again atm.
I had severe acne from yeast for a year, it seems odd that I am getting broken blood vessels now that my skin is clear. I am still using anti fungal cream because the problem comes back if I stop.
Any advice is appreciated, also regarding treatments for broken blood vessels! My legs are covered in them :(.
I am 30 years old by the way.
asked byMireia (87)
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on February 11, 2014
at 12:56 AM
Well. I have always had an extremely hard time gaining weight while eating lots. To this day my family is amazed every time I come over to eat. My suspicion was that what results in weight gain for a normal person, resulted into the opposite for me. Since eating Paleo I am able to keep a healthier weight than before. But the trick for me seems to be eating high fat AND starchy carbs. If I reduce my starches or fat I lose weight. And on low carb I wasn't eating starches at all. Most of my calories came from fat and lots of meat and eggs...but really mostly fat. I had spoons of olive oil, butter, animal fats, coconut fat.
I also have trouble digesting animal products and have taken some HCl before to correct it. So I also could have not been absorbing all of my calories. I also breastfeed and 600 cals go to the little one. No work outs other than that though ;)
on February 04, 2014
at 01:01 PM
You could see a dermatologist and schedule a laser sclerotherapy treatment for telangiectasia, although you would want to discuss the risks with your doc.
Try adding some daily dry brushing / E oils to your skin care routine and see if there's any improvement. There are a bunch of antioxidants and essential oils you could play with. (even spinach oil.)
If you've "never been so sick and skinny" while eating low-carb, you weren't doing it correctly. That sounds to me like you did a low-fat, low-carb, low-calorie type of diet and went catabolic.