What are Bags under Eyes?

Bags under the eyes are folds of skin that contain excessive fluid. The medical term for this condition is periorbital dark circles since the discoloration is located along the periorbital area. Some people may have inherited dark circles under the eyes while some may have acquired the condition as years go by. Fluid may accumulate beneath the delicate skin underneath the eyes because of other factors:

Over-weeping is one of the most common causes of dark circles under the eyes. The high salt concentration of tears tends to pull water from other parts of the body to the delicate eye area. This leads to puffiness, discoloration and tenderness of the area. Sleep deprivation may cause bags under the eyes since the muscles of the eye may eventually grow tired as the person avoids sleep. More blood under the soft skin of the area accumulates and these cause dark circles under the eyes.

Allergies and asthma may also cause bags under the eyes to temporarily form. When the body reacts to allergens, there is sneezing, coughing, irritation of the nasal passages, mucous production and tear production. The skin around eyes tends to become puffy and very irritated. Unless the allergen is removed and the right allergy medication and treatment is done, puffiness and bags under the eyes will never be resolved.

Nutritional deficiencies may also lead to developing dark circles under the eyes. Iron deficiency, protein deficiency and decreased collagen are just some of the most common nutrient deficiencies that must be resolved to totally remove bags under the eyes. Genetics also play an important role in having dark circles under the eyes. If your mother and grandmother have this condition it is likely that you will also have it too as well as your kids. So how are bags under eyes removed?