The photos of the swollen fingers of the king charles iii they set off the alarms about his health and, at the same time, they blew up the memes in the social networks.
In different real events in which he participated, there were many who noticed his reddish hands with swollen fingers. The image did not go unnoticed on Twitter, where numerous memes on the subject emerged.
Some users compared the fingers to a sausage because of the shape and color: “What if King Charles he has sausage fingers for being from another parallel universe?
Another made jokes about his little finger and his “tight” ring: “When you feel pressured by life, think that at least you will never be as pressured as King Charles’s little finger.”
Instead, others compared it to an episode of The Simpsons.
In recent days, the appearance of the swollen fingers king charles iii. According to the Daily Star newspaper, the causes could be fluid retention or edema.
Dr Gareth Nye, Senior Lecturer at the University of Chester, pointed out that while there can be “a lot of conditions” that cause the swollen fingersone of the most likely is the possibility of a edema or fluid retention.
What is an edema
Edema is a condition in which the body begins to retain fluids in the extremitiesnormally in legs and anklesbut also in the fingers, what makes you swell.
“It is a common condition and affects mainly people over 65 as the ability to control liquids is restricted,” Nye explained.
The doctor explained that one way to know this is to press on the swollen area for about 15 seconds and see if there is any depression in the area.
The causes of the disorder can be several: a high salt diet leading to fluid retention, certain medicines can cause swelling secondary effectsuch as those used for blood pressure or that contain steroids.
swollen fingers from arthritis
Another possible cause of swollen fingers could be arthritis. “It is a common condition in those over 60 years of age. Often affects three main areas of the hand: the joint of the thumb or any of the joints of the fingers”, indicated the doctor
“The fingers they usually turn stiff, painful, and swollen and, although the medications can help with the pain, the swelling can remain, ”explained the specialist.
He also explained that “there are no immediate health problems that come from swollen fingers and it is most likely a sign of their age.”