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Suffering from Anxiety, prescribed Marijuana. Reason for Marijuana causing swollen face?

Hi, I have been a patient prescribed medical marijuana for almost three years now, it is for anxiety but I a am a runner, cyclist and practice yoga 6X a week and i am 5 5 around 135lbs, female. I do have issues with salt/water retention.... But my question is what are the causes or reasons that marijuana causes a puffy/swollen face? Thank you!
Asked On : Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Thanks for your query. On going through your symptom profile, considering your 3 year side-effect free intake of medical marijuana, it appears unlikely to be the cause of facial oedema. The most common causes of a puffy face would be renal/kidney problems and other causes include liver diseases, malnutrition and thyroid disorder. Kindly undergo thorough evaluation of above from a general medicine specialist. Wish you early recovery.
Dr Sundar
Answered: Sun, 30 Dec 2012
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Psychiatrist Dr. Ashish Mittal's  Response

Welcome to HealthcareMagic Public Forum

As you are using medical marijuana for three years, then before suspecting marijuana, you should think for common physical causes of puffy/swollen face like:
-Hormonal imbalance: thyroid and glucocorticoids.
-Disturbance in liver and kidney function
-Protein deficiency
-Recent weight gain

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Wish you Good Health.

Dr. Ashish Mittal
Answered: Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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