Hillary Clinton’s health has been brought to question following some coughing spells. On Sunday, the Democratic nominee seemed to faint at a 9/11 event and had to be helped into her car.
According to CNN, Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday and her overheating was related to the condition:
The former Secretary of State “was put on antibiotics, and advised to rest and modify her schedule,” Dr. Lisa Bardack revealed in a statement.
“While at this morning’s event, she became overheated and dehydrated. I have just examined her and she is now re-hydrated and recovering nicely,” said Bardack, chairman of internal medicine at the Mount Kisco Medical Group.
There have been many conspiracy theories surround Hillary Clinton’s health, and the candidate did not reveal that she had pneumonia on Friday when she found out. This will likely fuel more questions about Clinton’s health.
Hillary Clinton 9/11 NYC pic.twitter.com/q9YnsjTxss
— Zdenek Gazda (@zgazda66) September 11, 2016
In a short video, Hillary Clinton can be seen stumbling or fainting as she was escorted into a car by Secret Service. Some viewers have suggested that it may have been a seizure. Many are already speculating that Clinton’s health problems are more serious.
Clinton’s campaign is yet to explain why the Democratic candidate did not disclose her pneumonia diagnosis, which she received about 48 to 72 hours before stumbling into her car.
After one of her coughing fits just last week, Clinton jovially played it off as allergies from thinking about her Republican rival: “Every time I think about Trump I get allergic.”
Doctor says Hillary Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia Fri., became overheated, dehydrated at Sept. 11 event. https://t.co/YqsUUITgYu
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 12, 2016
Hillary Clinton has struggled with trust among voters. According to Fox News Insider, a CNN poll found that Donald Trump beats Hillary when voters were asked who was the more trustworthy and honest candidate
Although Clinton maintains her lead in the polls, recent date shows that the gap is narrowing.
Whether rumors that Hillary Clinton is not healthy enough to be President will affect her polling numbers is yet to be determined.
Just last month, Jimmy Kimmel addressed Hillary Clinton’s health rumors by making the candidate open a jar in the light-hearted display of her fitness.
She also deemed rumors about her health as a campaign strategy by Trump supporters
“I don’t know why they are saying this,” she said. “I think on the one hand, it is part of the wacky strategy, just say all these crazy things and maybe you can get some people to believe you.”
Her recent fainting spell will certainly add fuel to the fire.
— POLITICO (@politico) September 12, 2016
Last year, her doctor released a statement stating that Hillary Clinton is in good health, according to CNN:
“Mrs. Clinton is a healthy 67-year old female whose current medical conditions include hypothyroidiam and seasonal pollen allergies,” wrote Dr. Lisa Bardack in a medical statement provided by Clinton’s campaign.
Hillary Clinton suffered a head trauma following a fainting spell back in 2012. Her doctor stated that those issues are resolved, and she continued taking blood thinners as a precaution.
Dr. Bardack also stated that Hillary does not smoke, drink, or use recreational or illicit drugs.
According to CNN, Clinton’s last physical examination was on March 21, 2015, according to the the statement. Her blood pressure was 100/65. Her heart rate was 72, and her EKG was normal. Her total cholesterol was 195, with an LDL of 118, and an HDL of 64 and triglycerides of 69.
“She is in excellent physical condition and fit to serve as President of the United States,” Bardack’s letter concludes.
Clinton’s recent health scare has already gone vital with discussions about the Democratic nominee’s health trending on social media and searches on Google.
Is Hillary Clinton hiding a serious illness or do you think she was just overheated?
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