Purpura: Bleeding Disease
Purpura is a bleeding disease in which the walls of the smaller blood vessels become dilated and thin then rapture, causing local hemorhage. Purpura is more common in women. It tends to come on in a middle life and so to run in families. In one type of purpura there may be pains in the abdomen and joints, as well as money kidney disease. The best treatment is to try to stop the hemorhage by local pressure wherever possible. Applications of ice over the affected areas may help.