Politics

White House Physician: Trump’s ‘Overall Health Is Excellent’

The White House physician on Tuesday announced the results of Donald Trump's yearly physical, briefing reporters on the president's health before taking questions for about an hour.

"In summary, his overall health is excellent. Cardiac performance during the exam was very good," Dr. Ronny Jackson, a rear admiral in the Navy, said at the White House press briefing.

"All clinical data indicates the president is healthy and that he will remain so for the duration of his presidency," added Jackson, who performed the examination at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Friday.

Jackson said that Trump, 71, stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 239 pounds, with a resting heart rate of 68 beats per minute. The doctor added that he is working with Trump on a new diet and exercise program, recommending that the president lose 10 to 15 pounds this year.

Trump's vision is 20/30, meaning he can drive without any corrective lenses.

Jackson examined the president's head, ears, nose, and throat and found nothing wrong. Trump also had a dental exam that showed he has healthy teeth and gums.

A routine colonoscopy was not required; Trump had one in 2013 and nothing troubling came up.

At Trump's request, he took a cognitive assessment and got a score of 30 out of 30.

His total cholesterol is 223, which is higher than recommended, and his HDL ratio is 3.3. Jackson said that Trump's blood pressure is 122 over 74.

Trump takes aspirin, Crestor for cholesterol, Propecia for prevention of male-pattern hair loss, and a vitamin for mental maintenance.