6 questions about President Donald Trump's health answered

22 January, 2018, 02:22 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • Trump Presidential Physical Results

"I think what Dr. Jackson was saying yesterday in the White House was we've assessed the function of President Trump's heart, they did an echocardiogram, they did a stress test, and there was not cause for concern there", Gupta said.

In the book, sources close to the president and the administration had said that Trump was prone to repetition and that aides regularly questioned his mental stability.

Trump's heart exam was normal, with regular rhythm and no abnormal sounds, which Jackson said led him to conclude with confidence that the president "has a very strong and a very probable possibility of making it completely through his presidency with no medical issues". Also concerning are Trump's total cholesterol levels and his LDL ("bad" cholesterol), as both increased significantly over the a year ago, despite being on a statin drug known as Crestor or Rosuvastatin.

"It's called genetics", Jackson said. "The answer to your question is that he has incredibly good genes, and it's just the way God made him". "I don't know", Jackson said Tuesday.

Given his age, Trump is in very good to excellent overall health.

Trump has also avoided alcohol and smoking, which could be helping his cause, his doctor says.

Jackson said 12 other doctors consulted on the physical, which lasted more than three hours.


"The president is enthusiastic about today's trip to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to discuss the incredible successes his tax plan is already achieving for the American people", said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Trump underwent the medical exam on Friday at Walter Reed National Medical Center.

However, Dr. Jackson did admit that Trump's weight was an issue that he and the president were now working to get under control.

He added that when he first developed the test he never imagined it would one day be used on the president of the United States.

The President intends to take diet and exercise steps to lose perhaps 10 to 15 pounds, and is also planning to take a higher dose of Crestor, a cholesterol medication, Jackson said. Jackson is aiming to get it down to less than 120 by increasing his statin medication. Trump also takes aspirin daily for his heart, propecia for hair loss, a daily vitamin and an occasional cream for rosacea, a skin condition. "It took significantly longer to complete, but the President did exceedingly well on it". "He would benefit from a diet that is lower in fat and carbohydrates and from a routine exercise regimen".

A reporter at the press conference asked if there was a reason the President "appeared to slur his words" while giving a recent address.

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