Nov 20 – U.S. President Joe Biden, who underwent a physical examination and colonoscopy on Friday, is still fit to perform his duties and is able to perform his duties outside the home, his doctor said in a statement issued by the White House.
“President Biden is a healthy, energetic man, 78 years old, ready to perform his duties as president, to include those who are the most senior, the Head of State and the Commander-in-Chief,” said Dr. Kevin O’Connor. , the presidential doctor wrote his brief.
O’Connor said the colonoscopy found a polyp that appeared healthy and easily removed.
A history check is expected to be completed early next week, “said the doctor.” The president has never had bowel cancer. “
O’Connor highlighted two areas that he said should be investigated – in particular Biden’s recent “throat clearing” and what he described as a difficult walk.
O’Connor wrote that Biden was experiencing “clearing the throat” of “increased frequency and intensity” and that this was due to a disorder of the digestive tract known as gastroesophageal reflux, or GERD.
O’Connor noted that Biden’s fractured ankle that had been paralyzed for the past year could have had a negative effect on his mobility, but he said that Biden was suffering from spinal cord injury and “peripheral neuropathy,” or loss of sensation in his feet.
“The departure of the President seems to be as strong and liquid as it was in the past. You directly agree with the morning’s tightness that develops throughout the day, ”said the doctor.
The document contained detailed accounting for a physical examination, including a height of 5,65 meters. his weight is 184 pounds; and her blood pressure is 120/70.
The president is taking five medications, O’Connor wrote, including Crestor to address high cholesterol; Dymista nasal spray for allergies; Allegra for allergies; Eliquis as a blood thinner; and Pepcid treatment GERD.
Biden’s last comprehensive review of Biden’s medical condition came in December 2019, just before the presidential campaign, when the same doctor described him as “a healthy, energetic man, 77 years old, ready to successfully carry out the duties of the Presidency.”
Biden, who turns 79 on Saturday, has not released a full report on his health since then.
Biden underwent a routine colonoscopy on Friday while at Walter Reed. The plan, which required anesthesia, means he has temporarily transferred power to Deputy President Kamala Harris, who became the first woman to take over the presidency for 85 minutes on Friday morning.