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Puffiness and Swelling
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Puffiness and Swelling
I need some advice on extreme puffiness and swelling under my eyes into my cheeks  in the morning which lasts too long.  My pressures are on the high side and my full face mask is tight. I am using the Airtouch F20.

KiwI suggested a low salt diet ,  anyone else have this issue?
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RE: Puffiness and Swelling
I had it before my OSA dianosis last year. I lost about 40lbs and no longer have the problem.
I also started to use my machine with nasal mask at lower pressures.
I still have too much sodium in my diet as my blood pressure is borderline high.
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RE: Puffiness and Swelling
Having your mask too tight can cause the swelling. You might want to try nasal pillows like the P10 mask.
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RE: Puffiness and Swelling
Well I could lose 5 pounds....

I am not a candidate for nasal pillows - I would love to go back to them
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RE: Puffiness and Swelling
(04-08-2018, 09:55 AM)readyforsleep Wrote: I need some advice on extreme puffiness and swelling under my eyes into my cheeks  in the morning which lasts too long.  My pressures are on the high side and my full face mask is tight. I am using the Airtouch F20.

KiwI suggested a low salt diet ,  anyone else have this issue?


All suggestions on low salt diet are good. But that takes time to implement...so while you are working on this diet thing, try this:

Keep a couple teaspoons in the freezer overnight. Place in a baggie to keep clean.
When you get up in the morning, place the outer rounded part or back of the spoon under your eyes. Hold there as long as you can. This reduces puffiness almost immediately.
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Thank you Opal Rose!
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You are welcome! Hope it helps.
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