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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Beauty info: Causes of Puffy eye bag

There are two types of eye bags: fluid retention & fatty orbital herniation

Fluid retention is the condition when fluids are trapped in the tissues located under the eyes. Eyes' puffiest moments are upon wake up. This happens because the fluids have settled in the eye area while you were sleeping.

- Allergies lead to water retention under the eyes.- Cry a lot since the salt in tears irritates the skin
- If you are dehydrated or drunk, it will show in your eyes- Hormonal changes during menstruation
- Too much amount of water or liquid or have eaten salty foods before going to bed. The swelling around the eyes usually diminishes after a few hours when the fluids have been re-absorbed by the body.

Fatty orbital herniation, caused by the fat herniates or protrudes from the eye socket and creates eye bag or puffy eye. To herniate means to project through an abnormal opening, like the bulge produced by a hernia on the lower abdomen. Eye bags or puffy eyes are a hernia of the eyelid. It is caused by loss of elasticity of the skin and muscle of the eyelid. This allows the fat, which normally lies beneath the eyeball supporting it, to push outward form fat pads on saggy eye. There are also textural skin changes in the eyelid that make the skin look old.

- Aging is a factor. While we age, our skin also ages. Through the years, the skin located around the eyes becomes thinner. The skin loses its elasticity therefore causing the underlying fat around the eyes bulges out resulting to what we call eye bags.

If the swelling around the eyes is similar to round pouches rather than just simple puffiness, consult your physician immediately as it might be a sign of underlying disease, usually connected to a thyroid condition commonly known as Grave's disease. It can also be related to kidney issues.


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