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Puffiness of face Is nothing but an edema, i.e. accumulation of fluid in the soft tissues of the face.

Causes and factors of occurrence

The reasons for the puffiness of the face may be several. First of all, this is a violation of excretion of water from the body, i.e. a disorder of kidney function or an obstruction in the way of urine outflow.

Another reason is the delay of excess fluid in the tissues. This can occur in the disorder of metabolic processes, as well as in the excess intake of table salt.

Also, puffiness can occur when excess fluid enters the body. Especially if it happens in the evening before going to sleep.

In addition, puffiness may occur wheninflammatory processes in the face, violation of the permeability of the vascular wall (when excessive fluid swims into the tissues), lack of vitamins, inaccuracies in the diet, improper mode of the day, fatigue.

The immediate causes of fluid retention in soft tissues can be several:

  • hydrostatic - when there is an increase in pressure in the smallest blood vessels (capillaries) and the liquid is "pushed out" of them into the surrounding tissues;
  • hypoproteinemic - when in the blood it turns outan insufficient amount of protein, which is accompanied by a decrease in the oncotic pressure of the blood, and hence the "exit" of the liquid beyond the capillary to the surrounding tissues;
  • membranogenic - when the membrane of the vessel becomes too "leaky" and the liquid in excess amounts goes into the tissues, not retaining in the vessels.

Puffiness of the face can be a manifestation of edema:

  • Local - formed only in the face;
  • general - with the accumulation of fluid in the tissues of the whole body.

Puffiness of the face can be manifested by the following signs:

  • "Bags" under the eyes;
  • preservation of the trace from pressing the edema area;
  • changes in the color of the skin (pallor, redness, cyanosis);
  • edema in the area of ​​other parts of the body;
  • increase in total body weight;
  • shortness of breath and difficulty breathing;
  • rashes on the skin;
  • Eye because of puffiness of the eyelids become in the form of small slits.

At what diseases does

Puffiness of the face can occur with the following diseases:

  • pathology of the endocrine system (hypothyroidism, Cushing's syndrome);
  • diseases of urinary organs (urolithiasis, ureteric strictures, glomerulonephritis, nephritis);
  • metabolic disorders;
  • pathology of the cardiovascular system;
  • allergic reactions;
  • liver diseases;
  • prolonged starvation;
  • trauma of the face;
  • vascular thrombosis (upper vena cava);
  • infectious processes in the face (sinusitis, abscesses, dental diseases, lymphadenitis);
  • hereditary predisposition;
  • pregnancy;
  • insomnia;
  • fatigue syndrome;
  • malignant neoplasms;
  • hypovitaminosis;
  • abuse of alcoholic beverages.

Which doctors should be contacted

When the appearance of a puffy face first of allshould consult a therapist. In the subsequent consultation of the urologist, the nephrologist, the allergist, the oncologist, the otorhinolaryngologist (ENT-doctor), the endocrinologist, the narcologist can be necessary.

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