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Offline hamza

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Dark Circles around the eyes??
« on: 23/11/2007 18:03:49 »
What are those dark circles around our eyes that form when we are tired and had'nt had enough sleep..


 

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« Reply #1 on: 23/11/2007 23:13:35 »
where is Mr fletcher?
Suprisingly, one cause is gravity! If you sleep face down then gravity can cause fluid to collect in that area, the dark circles are then cause by the swelling from the builup of fluid.

there are (i believe) many other reasons for the "condition"
 

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« Reply #2 on: 23/11/2007 23:42:36 »
Being anemic, iron deficient can cause these circles also !
 

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« Reply #3 on: 24/11/2007 04:37:49 »
Being anemic, iron deficient can cause these circles also !
Being anemic, iron deficient can cause these circles also !

yep, it can.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 24/11/2007 11:17:58 »
Double quoted.. OH my I am so honored...LOL!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 25/11/2007 05:29:33 »
Double quoted.. OH my I am so honored...LOL!

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« Reply #6 on: 25/11/2007 07:13:34 »
HEE HEE HEE!
 

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« Reply #7 on: 26/11/2007 20:25:36 »
Not only tiredness and anaemia (lack of iron) can result in dark circles around the eyes.

Similar to varicose veins, dark circles under the eyes are often hereditary and there is little you can do. Other reason may be paler skin due to menstruation and pregnancy (again linked to iron), dehydration, age (additional age related folds of skin under the eyes will also make dark circles more pronounced) or simply bad circulation.

 
 

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« Reply #8 on: 27/11/2007 14:34:47 »
I hear ya on the bad circulation!
 

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