Donald Trump's Health: 5 Things Revealed By US President's Medical Exam

Donald Trump's Health: 5 Things Revealed By US President's Medical Exam

Despite all this, Trump was given a clean bill of health by president's physician Dr. Ronny Jackson on Tuesday afternoon.

Dr. Harold Bornstein's summary included Trump's height (6 feet 3 inches) and weight (236 pounds), cholesterol (HDL 63, LDL 94, triglycerides 61), blood pressure (116/70), blood sugar (99) and normal results from liver, thyroid, heart and colon exams.

Mr Trump was 70 when he took office, making him the oldest person ever elected to the nation's highest office.

The doctor deemed Trump in "excellent health" last Friday and provided details of the President's medical exam during a briefing on Tuesday.

There were also dozens of people who pointed to athletes with the same dimensions as Trump.

President scored 30-out-of-30 during a cognitive screening.

Trump regularly "speaks his mind", Jackson said, and the doctor "found no reason whatsoever to think that the President has any issues whatsoever with his thought process".

The tabloid-style book Fire and Fury by journalist Michael Wolff, published this month, led to speculation about Trump's mental fitness for office.

"I don't have those problems", Trump said.

Trump takes Propecia, a treatment for male pattern hair loss.

Jackson said Trump urged the doctor to "answer every question" the media had before he stepped up to the podium, and he did so with gusto during an nearly hour-long briefing with the media, in a remarkable show of transparency. The marker for obesity is a BMI of 30, according to the institute.

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.) on Wednesday predicted that many Republicans will step forward by the end of the day to oppose President Donald Trump's views on immigration.

Trump and his doctor discussed his diet and exercise during last week's physical and set a goal of losing 10-15 pounds.

Despite the diet and cholesterol concerns, Dr Jackson stressed that Mr Trump's 'cardiac health is excellent'.

Asked how someone with Trump's diet and no known exercise routine could achieve such relatively strong physical results, Jackson said there was no definite answer.

That's a test of mental function that can be useful in catching what doctors call mild cognitive impairment, a potential precursor to dementia.