Hillary Clinton's Health: Clinton Says She Won't Take Brain Tests As There Is 'No Need'

Tara West

Hillary Clinton's health has been the center of speculation throughout her presidential campaign, with many questioning if the candidate is healthy enough to serve as POTUS. However, Clinton says she has "met the standard that everybody running for president has met in terms of releasing information" about her health. Therefore, when pressed about if she will have neurological tests performed, Clinton responded that there is "no need."

Breitbart notes that the concerns about Hillary Clinton's health seem to center around the fact that Clinton suffered from blood clots and a concussion in 2012. Speculation only grew worse as the candidate began suffering from a series of coughing fits and was forced to leave a 9/11 memorial service early, before nearly collapsing as she attempted to enter her vehicle.

"Questions about Hillary Clinton's health are soaked in gender bias" https://t.co/SQlfLEJSkr pic.twitter.com/gWZyllNcHN

— The Hill (@thehill) September 18, 2016

Despite the claims, Clinton says that she suffers from no serious health conditions and that her near-collapse was the result of being diagnosed with pneumonia just two days before the memorial service. According to Fox News, Hillary Clinton's health scare at the 9/11 memorial was confirmed as pneumonia by her doctor.

At the event, Clinton began to feel ill and proceeded to leave the memorial service early. However, as she attempted to enter her vehicle to leave the area, the presidential candidate became wobbly on her feet and appeared to collapse as she fell into the parked van. Her campaign responded by noting that Hillary felt overheated before the incident and that it was a result of a pneumonia diagnosis just two days prior.

.@HillaryClinton: "The good news is my pneumonia finally got some Republicans interested in women's health." pic.twitter.com/K5NMd5T2fD

— POLITICO (@politico) September 16, 2016

Clinton's doctor verified the statements, noting that Clinton was suffering from pneumonia and dehydration.

"On Friday, during follow up evaluation of her prolonged cough, she was diagnosed with pneumonia. She was put on antibiotics, and advised to rest and modify her schedule. 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."

Despite the incident, the doctor says that Clinton is fully fit to serve as president and that she has no major medical conditions. To further put the speculation about Hillary Clinton's health to rest, the doctor even discussed the 2012 concussion noting that she has fully recovered.

"Clinton's doctor reported she is fully recovered from the concussion, which led to temporary double vision and discovery of a blood clot in a vein in the space between her brain and skull. Clinton also has experienced deep vein thrombosis, a clot usually in the leg, and takes the blood thinner Coumadin to prevent new clots."

Although the doctor has attempted to squash all the rumors surrounding Clinton's health, that hasn't stopped journalists from questioning the presidential hopeful about her physical well-being. In fact, during a recent interview with an ABC News reporter in Florida, Clinton was asked if she would be "willing to take neurological tests" to prove she is healthy enough for the presidency.

In response, Clinton laughed off the suggestion noting that she is "sorry" she got pneumonia but thankful for antibiotics.

"I am very sorry I got pneumonia. I am very glad that antibiotics took care of it and that's behind us now. I have met the standard that everybody running for president has met in terms of releasing information about my health."

She went on to note that she has met the same standards as every other person running for president has ever met. In fact, she says she has gone above-and-beyond with her response releasing more personal medical information than her opponent Donald Trump. Therefore, when discussing if she would have brain tests performed, Clinton reiterated that there was "no need."

Hillary Clinton has insisted she is "doing great" after a health scare https://t.co/TQVCR1oPCB

— Sky News (@SkyNews) September 16, 2016

"There's no need for that. The information is very clear and the information as I said meets the standards that every other person running for president has ever had to meet."

What do you think about Hillary Clinton's response to her health claims? Do you think she has gone above and beyond to release medical records, or should she have brain tests performed?

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