“President Biden remains a healthy, energetic, 78-year-old man who is fit to perform the duties of the president, including the head of the executive, the head of state and the head of the armed forces “- he wrote in the letter Dr. Kevin O’Connor, Biden’s personal physician for 13 years.
O’Connor summarized the Friday study that Biden underwent at the Walter Reed Military Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, in a six-page detailed letter. The doctor said that despite overall good health, the president continued to suffer from atrial fibrillation (a common disorder of the heart rhythm) and hyperlipidemia, although he assessed the president’s cholesterol and other lipids levels as low.
The doctor also noted spinal arthritis causing Joe Biden’s discomfort and stiffness in his gait, as well as mild peripheral neuropathy (abnormal sensation) in his feet.
O’Connor emphasized that a detailed neurological examination did not reveal any central nervous system disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis or stroke in the president. Routine colonoscopy – which was the reason why the vice president was handed over for 85 minutes Kamali Harris – showed no disturbing changes.
The doctor revealed that Biden was taking anticoagulants (apixaban), statins (a cholesterol-lowering drug), as well as anti-allergic agents and a drug to relieve gastric reflux.
The health of Joe Biden – the oldest incumbent president in US history – has been the subject of discussions and attacks from the very beginning republicans and former president Donald Trump. Republican congressmen, including former White House chief physician Ronny Jackson, have repeatedly called on Biden to undergo cognitive function tests, suggesting he has dementia.
As the poll for Politico published this week indicates, 48 percent Americans believes that the president is not mentally fit enough to perform his function, and only 40 percent. believes that she is in good health.
Biden has had several health problems in the past. In 1988 he underwent surgery for two brain aneurysms. He also had an operation to remove the gallbladder. A recent study published by Biden – in December 2019 – concluded that despite overall good health, he suffers from atrial fibrillation and a disturbed heart rhythm.