As the president heads for his regular physical check-up on Friday, what clues are available to assess his fitness? An expert weighs in
Every so often , American chairpeople are expected to go to the doctor- for their checkup and merely to reassure the American public that everything is alright. On Friday, it’s Trump’s turn.
A physician at Walter Reed medical center will operate Trump through many of the same tests regular Americans receive, such as blood pressure and cholesterol screenings. Details about the president’s health are at his discretion to release, but with what clues are available in so far, a natural question originates: how is Trump likely to compare with his fellow American?
If Trump’s past quizs hold true, amazingly average.
Like many American men, the 71 -year-old president enjoys fast food, and is overweight. He takes statins to keep cholesterol in check. He golfs but probably does not get enough exercise. He does not smoke.
In some styles Trump is in a much less risky position than the average American senior. He nearly predicted as much before the exam, telling:” I think it’s going to go are you all right .” In fact, he said he would be” surprised if it doesn’t “.
He has reported only one serious medical problem, ever: an appendectomy at 11. He is shuttled around the country in an ultra-safe auto, so unlikely to have an accident. He is a teetotaler. He takes statins without a history of heart disease, which could create eyebrows, but is common.
” He’s median in terms of health ,” said Steve Schroeder, a professor at the University of California at San Francisco and a public health expert.” The most important thing he’s done is never smoking in his lifetime, and that puts him ahead of most American humen .”
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