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Old 03-09-2005, 03:59 AM   #1
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dark circles under eyes

Can anyone tell me if dark circles under your eyes are a symptom of iron deficiency anemia.

I have been taking iron supplements and feel a bit better but still have dark circles under my eyes and wondered if this was connected.

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Old 03-09-2005, 04:58 AM   #2
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Re: dark circles under eyes

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Can anyone tell me if dark circles under your eyes are a symptom of iron deficiency anemia.

I have been taking iron supplements and feel a bit better but still have dark circles under my eyes and wondered if this was connected.

Thanks
Dark circles under the eyes can be caused by allergies, or any other illness, so it is not specific to anemia. However, in combination with pale skin, yellow looking eyeballs, and light pink inner eyelid tissues, it could spell anemia.

 
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Old 03-09-2005, 03:35 PM   #3
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Re: dark circles under eyes

Hi there, well I do notice that when my eyes get dark underneath and look very tired my iron is usually very low. I have found this out over years of dealing with low iron stores. So sometimes it becomes a warning sign for me. If I notice my under eyes are darking and looking hollow then I take more iron and within a few days all ok and I stop again..!!! It would be worth while to keep track of as other things can also cause dark under eyes but for me low iron is one....debbiep.

 
Old 03-11-2005, 10:10 PM   #4
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Re: dark circles under eyes

I have PA, and have pronounced dark under eye circles...No amount of cover up works...I am 35, but the circles make me look older...I am hoping once my PA is under control, that they will fade... One can only hope..

 
Old 03-14-2005, 12:26 AM   #5
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Re: dark circles under eyes

its a sign of sluggish liver, toxic build up in the body, lack of minerals or hypothyroidism

 
Old 03-23-2005, 02:11 PM   #6
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Re: dark circles under eyes

also caused by just lack of sleep!

 
Old 03-23-2005, 07:39 PM   #7
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Re: dark circles under eyes

My doc said it is from allergies.

 
Old 03-26-2005, 07:12 PM   #8
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Re: dark circles under eyes

Your genes play a big part in it also, dehydration, low B12 (I have PA for 10 yrs now and still have them under eye darkness, just not as bad)low iron, stress all play a part. For me I notice when I drink lots of liquid, preferably water the dark circles actualy diminish, I'm just not consistent with my drinking water like I should.

 
Old 03-27-2005, 06:44 AM   #9
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Re: dark circles under eyes

Or it could just be that you are actually tired. i know having anemia you are more fatigued. But unless your working out out and uping your metabolism and resting (full night of sleep eating right ect) It may not be anemia related at all...

 
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