What’s Wrong with Prince Charles’s Swollen hands? This is What Doctors Have to Say?
Prince Charles’ (Now King Charles III) swollen fingers have gone viral and left fans worried about his health and has prompted the internet community to express alarm over Prince Charles’s health condition.
Doctors believe that Prince Charles’s (Now King Charles III)swollen fingers may be caused due to a medical condition called as “oedema”.
What is Oedema?
Oedema is a disorder in which the fingers and legs swell and the body begins to retain fluids. Oedema is a prevalent illness that primarily affects individuals over the age of 65.
The most typical symptom of oedema is swelling in the hands and legs, and when you push the swollen area for around 15 seconds, a distinct dimple forms. The second symptom is skin that becomes glossy and strained.
Common Oedema Symptoms
If you fear you have oedema, the following are common signs of swelling:
• The surface area of the body increases
• Problems with walking or sitting
• Mild discomfort in the enlarged region
• The area is warm and red to the touch.
• Constriction in the enlarged area.
When you should worry about Oedema?
If the pain becomes severe or if you have pain, shivering, and swelling, it is important to seek medical attention.
What are the reasons for Oedema?
• Standing for extended periods
• Long-distance flights
• High Consumption of salty foods
• Clot of blood
• Climate varies
• Psoriatic arthritis
• Hepatic disease
• Cognitive heart conditions
• Kidney conditions including diabetes
• Covid 19
• Weakened vein valves
• Side effects of pharmaceuticals
• Immune system disorders
Lifestyle changes that can Prevent Oedema
• Limit your daily salt and alcohol consumption
• Elevating your legs or hands while seated or lying down
• Avoid prolonged sitting, especially when flying or travelling for extended periods.
• Using compression stockings and sleeves to prevent accumulation of fluid in the legs and arms