The White Household on Tuesday said President Biden is set to have a professional medical evaluation later this yr.
“The President is scheduling to have a checkup later on this year, and the benefits will be unveiled to the public,” White Residence deputy press secretary Andrew Bates informed Fox News.
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White Residence press secretary Jen Psaki was also asked about a opportunity physical examination for the president final week during a push briefing, but she did not have an update at the time.
“I will not have an update at this moment, but undoubtedly when he has his next healthcare appointment, we will be transparent about that and give that information and facts to all of you,” Psaki stated previous week, incorporating that she was “not informed” of an appointment scheduled, but would present the press with “all details and facts” in a “transparent way when it is scheduled, and as soon as he has that appointment.”
Biden named his longtime doctor. Dr. Kevin O’Connor, to be his medical professional at the White Home for the duration of his administration. O’Connor served in the Army and was assigned as White Residence doctor to Biden when he was vice president from 2009 to 2017.
In December 2019, after a actual physical examination, O’Connor said Biden is “a wholesome, vigorous 77-calendar year-old male, who is in good shape to properly execute the duties of the presidency, to include individuals as main govt, head of condition, and commander in main.”
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At the time, O’Connor reported that Biden was currently being taken care of for non-valvular atrial-fibrillation, much better acknowledged as A-fib, which is an irregular heartbeat. He explained Biden is also currently being dealt with for hyperlipidemia, which is an abnormally superior concentration of fats or lipids in the blood, as properly as gastroesophageal reflux, a digestive condition that takes place when acidic abdomen juices, or meals and fluids back up from the abdomen into the esophagus. And he observed that Biden – as a lot of Individuals do – suffers from seasonal allergic reactions.
“For these, he can take 3 popular prescription drugs and two typical more than-the-counter remedies,” O’Connor explained.
Presidents typically get physical examinations inside their very first year or two in office environment. Former President Donald Trump’s initially was in January 2018, and former President Barack Obama’s was in February 2010.
The Related Press contributed to this report.