Exam shows Trump in 'excellent health': White House

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The doctor who conducted President Donald Trump's annual check-up said Friday the president was in "excellent health" and his physical exam earlier in the afternoon "went exceptionally well".

Some psychiatrists have raised concerns about the president's mental fitness for office, pointing to his unpredictable Twitter feed, among other indicators.

It remains unclear what of Jackson's exam will be released and when that might happen. "I'll be very surprised if it doesn't", he had said Thursday when asked by a reporter about his expectations for the doctor's appointment.

Dr. Tochi Iroku-Malize, chair for family medicine at Northwell Health in NY, said the main components of a physical involve the basics of getting a patient's height, weight, body mass index, and blood pressure, as well as listening to the lungs and heart.

A routine annual affair for every USA president, Trump's medical checkup is being widely reported and has drawn media attention in view of his political opponents raising questions about his health. "Confusing Trump's behavior with mental illness unfairly stigmatizes those who are truly mentally ill, underestimates his considerable cunning, and misdirects our efforts at future harm reduction".

The White House said Trump would not undergo a psychiatric exam. Officials did not address a different type of screening: assessments of cognitive status that examine neurologic functions including memory. With his physical set for next week, the president decided to make a prediction and give a warning [VIDEO]in the process.

"Trump is older than all previous presidents when they first took office", according to The Post's report.

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Trump's father, Fred, developed Alzheimer's in his 80s, a fact that has prompted calls for the president to undergo a significant neurological exam. After a physical during the 2016 campaign, a statement from his doctor said the 6-foot-3 NY businessman weighed 236 pounds.

Trump takes a statin to control cholesterol, baby aspirin to prevent heart attacks and Propecia to treat male-pattern baldness. The doctor's 2016 letter stated that Trump's testosterone level, 441.6, was in the normal range, as were his PSA reading for prostate abnormalities and tests of his liver and thyroid.

When he was running for office, Trump released a glowing report from his personal physician in NY, who said Trump would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency".

They have also listed past medical history, past surgeries and current medications.

It was her first time meeting the president, and when she was done briefing, he had a question for her, NBC News reported.

"What a lot of people don't realize is that those are the main things that we check", she said. Trump drives a cart from hole to hole. George W. Bush traded running for mountain biking to preserve his knees. His initial campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, described a as two McDonald's Big Macs, two fish sandwiches and a chocolate shake ― a total of 2,430 calories.

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