According to the memorandum signed by the doctor, President Donald Trump remains in a good health with no major changes to his health status from the past year. This is the second time the White House has released the health status of Trump since he took the office in 2017.
However, he has been officially declared obese after gaining four pounds over the past year.
After undergoing a series of a physical exam, the president’s physician, Sean Conley, said in the memorandum, “There were no findings of significance or changes to report.” “After taking into account all the laboratory results, examinations and specialist recommendations, it is my determination that the President remains in very good health overall.”
His vitals, including his heart rate (70 bpm) and his blood pressure (118/80 mmHg), were mentioned in the memorandum. The 72-year-old president stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 243 pounds. Last year, his weight was 239 pounds and he was advised to follow a healthy diet, exercise, and lose weight.
Trump’s body mass index (BMI) is over 30, which is the threshold for obesity. According to the CDC, the president joins 40 percent of American adults above 20 who fit into obesity category.
However, Trump’s medical report still suggests that he is relatively very healthy compared to other people of his age.
Mariell Jessup, medical officer of the American Heart Association, said, “The data released by Trump’s physician show a “lucky” older man with relatively low risk for cardiovascular disease.” After going through the memorandum, Jessup found that the president has a 17 percent risk of developing heart disease in the next decade.
Jessup added, “His blood pressure being in the normal range has helped him, and his cholesterol – though not perfect – is quite good.” “I think he is lucky, and it points out what we’ve often said: if you can get to the age of 50 in this country and have no major risk factors for cardiovascular disease, the odds are you will live a long time, free of cardiovascular disease.”
Jessup also noted that obesity was an important risk factor for high blood pressure and diabetes; however, that in the absence of either of these conditions, there was a debate about the obesity threshold in older adults.
His cholesterol-lowering dosage has been increased, which is the only change that is noted in his treatment regimen. Also, he received the shingle vaccine and a vaccine against pneumococcal disease. Conley’s remark about Trump was less effusive than Ronny Jackson’s remark, who was the former doctor of Trump. Jackson described Trump’s overall health as “excellent.” He further added, “The president had “good genes” and was “very healthy.”