Dermato-cosmetologist Evgeniya Ikonnikova named the most dangerous facial signs that require urgent medical attention. A particularly alarming symptom, according to the physician, is the suddenly growing swelling.
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Puffiness on the face is considered, in some cases, a serious sign indicating a problem. It is especially dangerous if the swelling persists for a long period of time. One of the reasons for the appearance is allergies. As a rule, in such cases, there is a local swelling in the lips or eyes. This may be evidence of the development of Quincke's edema. In this case, you should immediately seek medical attention. Swelling can also indicate a problem with the thyroid gland. At the same time, the face, arms and legs swell and become dense to the touch. At the same time, the skin becomes pale and the state of health worsens. In this case, you should urgently consult an endocrinologist.
Also, edema appears due to problems with the kidneys and adrenal glands. Usually puffiness appears in the face and the limbs swell. If a person did not eat anything salty at night and did not drink alcohol, these symptoms may indicate poor functioning of the kidneys and renal glomeruli.
However, there are other causes of edema – temporary. These include PMS in women, lack of sleep, as well as excess salt in the body resulting from an improper diet, addiction to alcoholic beverages and indifference to sports.