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Tiny broken blood vessels?

Commented on February 11, 2014
Created February 02, 2014 at 11:56 PM

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.

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on February 11, 2014
at 01:15 AM

Ah, that could wear you out. In my head, 3,000 calories on a LC diet is like 50 teaspoons of coconut oil eaten in a day in fats, plus 6 bananas a day worth of carbs, and at least 300-400 calories worth of protein.

Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57

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on February 10, 2014
at 10:55 PM

3,000 calories is an IMPRESSIVE amount of calories on a low carb diet. I can barely hit that on my hardest workout days with 4-5 meals in a day and plenty of fruit juices / carbs. If you're able to eat that consistently with fats, yet and stay sick and skinny you must have some crazy energy to burn all day on athletics. I'd suggest adding more protein, but I can't fathom getting your calories that high without already being too high on protein. Exercise helps my thyroid issues, yet, I can't see adding more exercise if you can burn up 3,000 kcal a day. Are you tracking correctly?

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on February 10, 2014
at 04:45 PM

Hm..no I was eating a very high fat and high calorie (3000) LC diet actually. I made sure to eat organs and liver, I drank bone broth, I got minerals from seaweed just like I was advised on a low carb Forum.

But I came across a lot of research that suggested that people with a history of thyroid problems don't do well on low carb for some reasons. Maybe that was part of the problem.

Thank you I will look into sclerotherapy and dry brushing.

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3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

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 ;)

Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57

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on February 11, 2014
at 01:15 AM

Ah, that could wear you out. In my head, 3,000 calories on a LC diet is like 50 teaspoons of coconut oil eaten in a day in fats, plus 6 bananas a day worth of carbs, and at least 300-400 calories worth of protein.

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Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57

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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.

3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

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on February 10, 2014
at 04:45 PM

Hm..no I was eating a very high fat and high calorie (3000) LC diet actually. I made sure to eat organs and liver, I drank bone broth, I got minerals from seaweed just like I was advised on a low carb Forum.

But I came across a lot of research that suggested that people with a history of thyroid problems don't do well on low carb for some reasons. Maybe that was part of the problem.

Thank you I will look into sclerotherapy and dry brushing.

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3959828c57f2aeddc08e5f374e92ad36

on February 04, 2014
at 11:46 AM

No one knows? I would at least like to find out if this points towards a bigger problem...vascular maybe.

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