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Updated 18 September 2015

Dark circles under the eyes?

If the dark circles under your eyes evoke images of boxing matches, it may be time to get more sleep.

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But it could also be more serious. An underactive thyroid or a sensitivity to certain foods could be to blame.

Take action:

 - If you’re sleeping well, but still have circles under your eyes, consider eliminating possible food triggers from your diet

- Start with wheat and then try milk, these are common culprits

- If the situation improves upon elimination, discuss possible food substitutions with a dietician

 - Cut down on your salt and alcohol intake and drink at least eight glasses of water per day.

If the problem persists, pay a visit to your doctor.

Read more:

Symptoms of sleep disorder
Treating sleep disorders


 
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