These Seemingly Innocent Symptoms Could Signal a Serious Health Problem

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Facial puffiness
> What you think it may be: Eating too much salt
> What it may actually be: Tumor

Salty foods can be tasty, but often lead to temporary facial puffiness. Your kidneys maintain a proper ratio between sodium and water in your body. When you consume too much salt, your kidneys reserve more water to compensate, leading to swelling. Swelling of the face can also indicate a tumor in the lungs. A tumor in the lung blocks blood flow in a blood vessel known as the superior vena cava, the larger of two veins carrying blood back to the heart. As the blood flow is restricted, you may see puffiness in your face.