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28 May 2012

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

 
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