6 questions about President Donald Trump's health answered

6 questions about President Donald Trump's health answered

President Donald Trump requested that his first formal medical exam include a cognitive test and "did exceedingly well", receiving a score of 30 out of 30, the top White House doctor announced on Tuesday afternoon.

Dr Jackson's highly-anticipated report came after the USA leader carried out a physical examination last Friday.

"Girthers" - a play on the "birthers", who claimed Barack Obama was born in Africa - just don't believe Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson's assessment that the 6-foot-3 president is in "excellent health" and tipped the scales at 239 pounds.

Mr. Jackson held an extraordinary news conference at the White House that lasted for about an hour.

Speaking during a press briefing, Dr Jackson said: "I've got to know him pretty well and I had absolutely no concerns about his cognitive ability".

"The president is mentally very sharp, very intact", Jackson said.

"I get exercise. I mean I walk, I this, I that", Trump, 71, said during an Oval Office interview.

'The answer is he has incredibly good genes, it's just the way God made him.

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Thankfully we have Twitter on hand to investigate the matter, with the report sparking off "girther" conspiracies (with Twitter users playing off on Trump's racist "birther" conspiracy theory that Obama was born in Kenya and therefore ineligible for United States presidency).

He'd like the president to lose 10 to 15 pounds (4.5 to 6.8 kilograms) over the next year. He gets exercise by playing golf, he said, even though he typically rides around the course in a golf cart.

President Donald Trump's White House physician claimed Tuesday the commander-and-chief is in "excellent" health, despite living a sedentary lifestyle and gorging himself with fast food.

However, the test's creator, neuroscientist Dr Ziad Nasreddine, cautioned that it doesn't necessarily mean Trump is in ideal mental health.

His prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level, which is elevated for men with prostate cancer, was normal but the number may be affected by his hair-loss medication. While presidents aren't required to have a physical or release the results, it has become standard practice. Jackson said that in the days leading up to the speech, he had given the president some Sudafed, which had dried up his secretions and led to the problem.

The intrigue over the president's body mass was fuelled by people sharing a series of photos of athletes who are also said to weigh around 239lb.

The president also take a daily low dose of aspirin, which may help prevent heart attacks and strokes in older adults. He added Trump does not wear dentures.

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