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What is Face Fat (Facial bloating) and its Causes.

Face fat often occurs to people who aren’t even overweight

What is Face Fat (Facial Bloating)?

Face Fat (Bloated Face) is a condition by which you develop chubby cheeks or your face becomes bloated. It is a condition that is very common with people who are overweight, but there are situations where by slim people get face fat or their face becomes bloated.

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Face fat is often a problem for people who aren’t even overweight because it makes you look kind of weird; having a slim body with an overweight face. Here in my country, Ghana, people don’t really see anything wrong with it. But when you start to develop this condition; for sure, you should be curious about what went wrong with your face. Because it is more than just a problem of looks, facial bloating or face fat may be a sign of a serious health condition. If something goes wrong in your body, your face shows it.

Causes of Bloated Face/Face fat

Here are the top 4 reasons for Facial Bloating/Face Fat

1. Poor Diet

junk-foodIf you don’t eat well balanced diet, you get fewer nutrients than a healthy body needs. Lack of essential nutrients in the body can result in a bloated face.

In particular, it’s a sign of vitamin C and beta-carotene deficiency. On the other hand, excessive intake of fat, carbohydrates, and salt can cause face puffiness.

2. Dehydration

dehydrationDehydration is one of the most common causes of facial bloating, as the body tends to retain as much water as it can if it is dehydrated.

The face is one of the areas where excess water is stored. Unfortunately, not many people realize the benefits of drinking adequate water everyday. Not drinking enough water?

3. Excess Alcohol Intake

Idiseases-alcoholic-addiction-THSt doesn’t matter what kind of alcoholic drink you consume. Whether it’s beer, wine, or brandy, consuming anything that contains alcohol in excess makes your face puffy.

It is because alcohol makes you dehydrated, meaning you get thirstier after you are drunk. Your body responds to dehydration by storing as much water as possible in different areas, and your face is no exception.

If you had a few drinks, chances are you will wake up with a bloated face the next day.

4. Hypothyroidism

download (2)One of the symptoms of hypothyroidism, or lack of thyroid hormones in the body, is a puffy face.

Usually, this condition results in rapid weight gain, which is why the face becomes bloated.



Apart from the four causes of facial bloating discussed above, other factors can also lead to puffiness on the face.These factors include kidney disorders, sinus infections, allergic responses to medications or insect bites, mumps, dental infection, inflammation of the parotid glands, nephritic syndrome, edema, and many others.




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