Currently on an official visit to Europe, King Charles III seems in fairly good shape. At 74, the sovereign nevertheless suffers from back pain and his swollen fingers caused a lot of talk a few months ago. What is the King’s health routine? Response elements commented by Dr Gérald Kierzek, emergency physician and medical director of TipsForWomens.
On an official visit to Europe, King Charles III was seen, accompanied by the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron, in the streets of the Capital. At 74, he seems in good shape. What are the health secrets (and hidden pathologies) of the King of England?
He never travels without his osteopath
After many years of practicing polo, a typically English sport played on horseback (and a few falls), Charles III suffered from chronic back pain. To be relieved, the King never travels without being accompanied by his osteopath.
A fan of gentle doctors, the King is also a fan of homeopathy.
Sausage fingers, red and swollen
A few months ago the British wondered a lot about the appearance of their King’s hands. Or more particularly its fingers, called “sausage fingers”, because of their red color and their curvy appearance. Assumptions have been made: is this edema? Inflammation? Or simply a slightly unusual but completely normal aspect? The King never gave any explanations.
A healthy and balanced diet
When it comes to food, King Charles III never deviates from his royal constraints: never garlic, for fresh breath in all circumstances and never seafood, to avoid any risk of poisoning. On the other hand, the monarch likes to eat vegetables from his garden, with eggs, but little meat or fish.
For Dr Kierzek, King Charles “has understood everything about the notion of integrative medicine and dietary prevention. He of course follows strict medical control, like all personalities of his rank, but he mixes both allopathic and homeopathic medicine, in a complementary manner.”