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Hi I have a problem where everytime I physically exert (heavy

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Hi I have a problem where everytime I physically exert (heavy exercise) myself, for the next few days I suffer from puffy cheeks. I'm 26 male and physically fit with normal blood pressure ect... But days after exercise my face seems to puff up and look fatty it's really harming my confidence what do you think this could be? I've thought maybe water retention?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 3 years ago.

Dr. K. :

Hello, this is Dr K.. Answers are not medical advice and do not constitute a doctor/patient relationship. I look forward to helping you today.

Dr. K. :

Hi, this is a concerning symptom in a young man.

Dr. K. :

Two possibilities are kidney problems and elevated cortisol levels.

Dr. K. :

You should see your gp for blood work, this would be a complete metabolic panel. It includes kidney function, liver function and cortisol/hormone levels can be added.