Sausage fingers: find out about the condition that affects King Carlos III | THE UNIVERSAL

After the death of Queen Elizabeth III, on September 6, King Carlos III has been in the spotlight since his arrival on the throne of the monarchy, not only because of the new role he represents, but also attracted the attention of thousands of people on social networks due to the large swelling on the hands. Read here: 5 tips to live long and healthy like Queen Elizabeth II

The monarch has attended various public events such as the swearing in of the monarchy and other ceremonies… The swelling of his hands is so noticeable that social media users have developed their own theories as to what could be happening to his health.

One of the most notable comments was that of a well-known Mexican doctor, Dr. Alejandro Macias, who spoke about this and warned that Elizabeth II’s heir may be suffering from arthritis or liver failure, which is kidney and liver problems. You may also be interested in: This is what happens when you resist the urge to urinate

“During the ceremonies, the edema (swelling) of Carlos III’s hands attracted attention. It is speculated that he may be suffering from arthritis or liver, kidney or heart failure. Actually, this is not something new, it has already been shown in previous years,” said Macias.

Although the inflammation the King presents is barely noticed by some, it is not the first time the topic has been discussed, as in 2012, while making a series of visits to Australia, he joked with his hands, saying ” sausage fingers”.

Gareth Nye, a scientist from England, explained to NewsWeek magazine that the monarch’s health problem could be due to fluid retention.

“Oedema is a condition where the body begins to retain fluid in the extremities, usually the feet and ankles, but also the toes, causing them to swell. To see if this is the cause, the swollen area should be pressed for about 15 seconds, which would cause the area to sink in,” the professional explained. Read: Drinks to avoid to prevent kidney stones

Gareth Nye, a scientist from England, explained to NewsWeek magazine that the monarch’s health problem could be due to fluid retention.

Then you will ask yourself: what is fluid retention and what is it due to? We explain it here.

What is?

MedLine Plus, the US National Library of Medicine’s online information service, explains how this condition affects:

Fluid retention or edema is swelling caused by the accumulation of fluid in the tissues of the body. It usually occurs in the feet, ankles and legs, but can affect the whole body.

To reduce swelling, your specialist may recommend keeping your legs elevated when sitting (if swelling occurs in the area), wearing elastic stockings, limiting your salt intake, or taking medicines called diuretics. Also read: Ministry of Health guidelines for preventing kidney disease


These are some of the factors that increase the risk of edema, according to MedLine:

– Consume too much salt.

– Sunburns.

– Heart failure.

– Kidney diseases.

– Liver problems due to cirrhosis.

– Pregnancy.

– Problems with the lymph nodes, especially after a mastectomy.

– Some medicines.

– Standing or sitting for a long time in hot weather.

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