King Charles causes a major uproar in concern and panic after news of Queen Elizabeth’s bruised fingers ended in the monarch’s eventual death.
Dr Gareth Nye, Senior Lecturer at the University of Chester issued insight into the health fears surrounding King Charles’ hands.
He began by telling the Daily Star that, even though “loads of conditions” could lead to King Charles’ swollen fingers, there are ‘even more’ that have not yet been brought up.
While talking to the publication, Dr Nye was quoted saying, “Oedema is a condition where the body starts to retain fluids in the limbs, normally the legs and ankles but also in the fingers which causes them to swell.”
“Oedema is a common condition and mostly affects people over the age of 65 as the ability for fluid control is restricted.”
“To see if this is the cause, pressing the swollen area for about 15 seconds would cause a depression in the area .”
“Arthritis- another common condition in the over 60s. It often affects three main areas in the hand – the thumb joint or either joints in the fingers.”
“Fingers usually become stiff, painful and swollen and although medication can help with the pain, the swelling can remain.”
“Uncommon causes may include high salt diet leading to fluid retention, certain medications can rarely lead to swelling as a side effect such as with blood pressure medications or steroid medications.”
Before concluding he also added, “There certainly aren’t any immediate health concerns to be concluded from swollen fingers and is most likely a sign of his age.”