Posted 17 февраля 2023,, 06:40

Published 17 февраля 2023,, 06:40

Modified 17 февраля 2023,, 08:25

Updated 17 февраля 2023,, 08:25

The medical board recognized Joe Biden fit for the presidency

The medical board recognized Joe Biden fit for the presidency

17 февраля 2023, 06:40
White House physician Kevin O'Connor positively assessed the state of health of US President Joe Biden (pictured). In his opinion, the American leader is an "energetic 80-year-old man" who is capable of performing presidential duties.

"President Biden remains a healthy, energetic 80-year-old man capable of successfully fulfilling presidential duties, including the duties of the head of the executive branch of government, the head of state and the supreme commander—in-chief", - says O'Connor's conclusion based on the results of Biden's survey (quoted by Interfax).

The medical commission revealed a small formation in the chest of the US president, which was removed and sent for a biopsy. In addition, an "extremely detailed" neurological examination of the American leader was conducted, during which doctors did not reveal signs of multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, or a stroke.

The report notes the "unsteady gait" of the head of the White House, in connection with which he was prescribed special orthopedic products. He also has "occasional symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux",  which leads to the need to cough frequently.

Thus, the US president underwent an annual medical examination. According to media reports, he arrived at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for this purpose. Prior to that, a similar examination was conducted in November 2021, and the medical commission confirmed his suitability for the duties of the president.