Donald Trump has been deemed fit to serve as the president, the White House doctor announced after the United States commander in chief voluntarily underwent a cognitive test to put questions about his mental health to rest.
Trump takes some medications including Crestor to lower cholesterol and Propecia to combat hair loss. Petersen said he could not comment specifically on the presidents cognitive health.
Because the President doesn't smoke or drink and "appears to have good genes", according to Jackson, he has been able to avoid the classic symptoms of heart disease.
Trump's body mass index, or BMI, of 29.9 puts him in the category of being overweight for his height.
But the physician said Trump's cardiac health was excellent, noting the president had undergone an exercise stress test, and said he consulted cardiologists about Trump's coronary calcium score.
"I have no concerns about his cognitive ability or neurological functions", he said.
The White House physician who has served since 2013 said that Donald Trump's "overall health is excellent". "It has been my experience that the president is very sharp and he's very articulate when he speaks to me".
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The physical that Donald Trump took is all well and good, but the biggest question that Americans have about him doesn't relate to his physical health, but if he is psychologically fit. His cholesterol is too high but he has excellent cardiac health, a flawless cognitive score and great genes. "I told the President if he had eaten healthier over the last 25 years, he might live to be 200".
Trump openly stated that exercise is overrated and that they can create more problems than to heal.
"It's not a diagnostic test, but it's pretty sensitive in picking up subtle changes in cognition", things involving memory, attention and language but not mental health issues, said Dr. Ranit Mishori, professor of family medicine at Georgetown University, who performs these types of routine physicals.
He said Trump only slept for four to five hours a night but had "a lot of energy and a lot of stamina".
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Jackson will attend her briefing Tuesday to provide a more complete readout on Trump's physical health.
Because Trump has blustered about his health before, there had been suspicions among some critics that the White House might hide evidence that he is mentally or physically unfit for office.