Health check: Biden fit enough for president

Status: 20.11.2021 1:21 a.m.

He is the oldest US president to date, today he is 79 years old – but after a health check, Joe Biden was confirmed that he was in office. Nevertheless, the doctor also listed complaints.

After a comprehensive medical examination, US President Joe Biden has been certified as fit for office and in good general health. “The president remains a healthy, strong 78-year-old man who is fit to successfully carry out the duties of the presidency,” attested White House doctor Kevin O’Connor.

However, the medic also listed a few complaints from the oldest president in US history. When walking, Biden shows “noticeably stiffer and less fluid” movements than a year ago. In addition, there was an “increasing frequency and severity of throat clearing and coughing” in public speeches by the US President. However, these complaints did not appear to be caused by any serious health problems and were not an immediate cause for concern.

O’Connor also listed allergies and arthritis, an inflammatory joint disease, in Biden. Atrial fibrillation in the heart and elevated blood lipid levels were successfully managed by the President through treatment.

Heart and teeth are fine

In a number of medical tests, Biden reportedly did well. He showed “no signs of heart failure”, no dental problems and no signs of skin cancer. The condition of his eyes is also nothing to worry about. O’Connor also pointed out that Biden did not smoke, drink alcohol, and exercise five times a week.

According to the research, Biden takes three popular prescription drugs and two over-the-counter drugs. The politician also wears contact lenses. At a height of 1.82 meters, it weighs 83.46 kilograms. He has a body mass index (BMI) of 25 and is of normal weight.

Harris takes on official business for an hour and a half

Biden, who turns 79 today, had himself checked through on Friday at the Walter Reed military hospital outside the gates of the capital Washington. He also underwent a colonoscopy under general anesthesia. During the intervention, the US President handed over his duties to Vice President Kamala Harris for just under an hour and a half, as provided for in the constitution. She was the first woman in US history with presidential powers.

After the investigation, Biden appeared before the press with a smile. “I feel great,” said the president, who wore aviator sunglasses as often. “We are in great shape.”

At the end of 2019, Biden presented a medical certificate attesting to good health during his presidential campaign. The US Democrat is considering running for the presidency again in the 2024 election. Given his old age, however, there are doubts that he will actually seek a second term in office.

Reference-www.tagesschau.de

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