Hillary Clinton is attempting to squash rumors that she is suffering from a series of serious illnesses by releasing new health records. The latest letter by Clinton’s doctor reveals that the presidential hopeful suffers from a variety of minor ailments such as hyperthyroidism and seasonal allergies, but that she also underwent a minor surgery back in January. It was also revealed that Clinton’s recent medical episode in New York City on 9/11 was due to a pneumonia diagnosis.
The US News and World Report reveals that Hillary Clinton’s doctor has released a new letter indicating that the Democratic presidential hopeful is still fit to serve as POTUS following a health scare in New York City on 9/11. The doctor reveals that Mrs. Clinton’s health was questioned after she was videoed staggering and nearly collapsing after leaving a 9/11 event in New York City early.
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The video quickly went viral with many claiming that the video was further proof that Clinton was suffering from serious health issues. Conspiracy theories surrounding Hillary Clinton’s health are nothing new this campaign season. However, her doctor says that there is an explanation for the frightening footage. Dr. Lisa Bardack, chair of internal medicine at CareMount Medical in Mount Kisco, New York, noted that Clinton had been diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia just two days prior to the 9/11 incident.
Bardack notes that Clinton became “overheated”, “dehydrated,” and “dizzy” while at the 9/11 event and was treated by re-hydration. The doctor noted that Clinton was “recovering nicely” and that she has been examined multiple times since the incident.
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Following the incident, Bardack says that Clinton has been advised to continue an antibiotic treatment, rest, and remain hydrated. Therefore, Hillary Clinton is expected to return to the campaign trail on Thursday after sufficient rest and re-hydration.
Despite the pneumonia diagnosis, Bardack says that Clinton is very health and absolutely fit to serve as Commander-in-Chief. In a bid for even more transparency about her condition, the doctor also noted that Clinton underwent an ear surgery back in January after suffering from a sinus and ear infection.
“The doctor examined her and confirmed she had a build-up of fluid in her left ear. That same month, she had a myringotomy to drain out the fluid.”
The Daily Mail points out that a myringotomy is a minor surgery that only takes approximately 30 minutes. The surgery, however, does require general anesthesia. A small incision was made in Clinton’s ear drum, and a tube was placed through the incision to allow air into the middle ear to dry it out. The tube falls out on its own within a few months, and the incision heals naturally.
Clinton’s disclosure of her pneumonia reminds us that she is a creature of her history––one of unrelenting scrutiny. https://t.co/U8gCTPAti5
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The doctor says a CT scan of her brain and nasal passages was also ordered back in January, which showed no brain abnormalities and only mild inflammation in the nasal passages. The blood clot that Clinton suffered from previously while serving as Secretary of State was also discussed but was not determined to be a factor in Clinton’s ability to serve as president.
“The blood clot, which was in a vein in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear, led Clinton to spend a few days in New York-Presbyterian Hospital and take a month-long absence from the State Department for treatment.”
Doctor Bardack says that it is her medical opinion that Hillary Clinton remains healthy.
“My overall impression is that Mrs. Clinton has remained healthy and has not developed new medical conditions this year other than a sinus and ear infection and her recently diagnosed pneumonia.”
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