IN 2021, the Queen sparked health concerns over a picture showing her with purple hands.
When Your Majesty On April 21, 2022, she turned 96, and her loved ones are sure that her health will improve after making the decision make the trip from Windsor to Sandringham to celebrate her birthday near her deceased husband, Prince Philip.
Why are the queen’s hands purple?
sharp-eyed royal Fans were concerned to see Her Majesty’s hand was a dark purple color as she attended the in-person meeting.
dr Jay Verma of Shakespeare Medical Center told metro: ‘It could be the Raynaud phenomenon or just really cold hands!
“The purple is due to deoxygenated blood.”
There were initial concerns that the problem could be due to something other than her advancing years.
However, the medical expert added that the darker hue can be caused by lack of blood flow, sensitive skin and exposed veins to the point of bruising and blood leakage into the tissues.
What is deoxygenated blood?
Deoxygenated blood — or venous blood — travels from the blood vessels to the right side of the heart.
And if there is not enough oxygen in the blood, the skin can darken – which according to GP Dr. Giuseppe Aragona could be a sign of cyanosis.
He told the Metro: “Normally oxygenated blood is deep red and means your skin is its normal color, but low oxygenated blood is bluer, causing your skin to be a purplish tint.”
“It is known that cyanosis can develop faster if the person had a minor health issue, so this could be related to their recent injury.”
Why was the Queen in the hospital?
Concerns were raised in October 2021 when the Queen was forced to stay in hospital overnight.
She stayed the night because it was getting too late to take her on a 26-mile trip home, sources said.
But it was believed she was back at her desk at Windsor Castle on Wednesday October 20.
The trip in October was thought to be the Queen’s sixth major hospital trip in over 40 years.
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