It seems every time there is a presidential election, the final candidates spar over health concerns of their rival opponent. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are no different. However, when a well-known American board-certified internist and media personality, such as “Dr. Drew” shares his concern, ear’s tend to perk up. Afterall, Dr. Drew has given advice to the public on Anna Nicole Smith, Heath Ledger, and even Michael Jackson.
Recently, Dr. Drew spoke out about his grave concerns on not only Hillary Clinton’s health, but her “outdated” forms of treatment. Dr. David Andrew Pinsky or “Dr. Drew”, as he’s known to many, believes Hillary has severe health problems and compares her healthcare to treatment from the “1950’s”.
“Based on the information that she has provided and her doctors have provided, we were gravely concerned not just about her health, but her health care,” he said in the interview, transcribed by the Washington Free Beacon.
“Both of us concluded that if we were providing the care that she was receiving, we’d be ashamed to show up in a doctor’s lounge. We’d be laughed out,” he added. “She’s receiving sort-of 1950-level care by our evaluation.”
Later in the interview, Dr. Drew mentioned that Mrs. Clinton suffered from two episodes of deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, which he described as a very common problem that normally results in blood clots in the leg.
“She also has hypothyroidism, and she’d been treated for hypothyroidism with something called Armour Thyroid, which is very unconventional and something that we used to use back in the ‘60s,” Dr. Drew said. “And by the way, wow, Armour Thyroid sometimes has some weird side effects.
“So she goes on Coumadin,” he continued. “That’s weird, because Coumadin really isn’t even used anymore. Now we use Eliquis or Xarelto, things like this. Certainly the presidential candidate would get one of the newer anti-coagulates. Then she falls, hits her head, and as a complication of that has something called a transverse sinus thrombosis. This is an exceedingly rare clot. I’ve only seen one of these in my career, which is a clot in the collecting system for the cerebral spinal fluid, and it essentially guarantees that somebody has something wrong with their coagulation system. Well, she’s had two clots, a transverse sinus thrombosis.”
“And oh, by the way, Armour Thyroid associated rarely with hyper-coagulability. So the very medicine the doctors are using may be causing this problem, and they’re using an old-fashioned medicine to treat it. What is going on with her health care?” he asked. “It’s bizarre. I got to tell you. Maybe they have reasons, but at a distance, it looks bizarre. There ought to be some sort of standard for people that are going to lead the country or are going to making these important decisions.”
Another issue that “gravely concerned” the doctors is that Mrs. Clinton had to wear prism glasses after she fell and hit her head, suffering from a concussion in 2012.
“That is brain damage, and it’s affecting her balance,” Dr. Drew said. “Now clearly, it hasn’t affected her cognition, but tell us a little more about that. That’s profound. And then number two, when they screened her for heart disease, again, they did an old-fashioned screen. It just seems like she’s getting care from somebody that she met in Arkansas when she was a kid, and you’ve got to wonder. You’ve got to wonder. It’s not so much that her health is a grave concern. It’s that the care she’s getting could make it a concern.”
Dr. Drew is pretty concerned and rightly so. Clinton is running for president of the United States. It’s an office like no other and definitely requires one to be “fit to serve”. Hillary’s going to be 69 in October and next to Reagan, if elected, she’d be the oldest president to take office.
Hillary suffered a concussion in the past, which we all remember conveniently kept her from testifying before Congress on Benghazi back in 2012.
In addition, her medication that she is taking for thyroid hormone replacement, Amour Thyroid, actually has known side effects of “excessive fainting, tiredness, and shaking tremors”. You have to ask yourself, like Dr. Drew, why would anyone stay on it, if the side effects are so visible and severe?
Then, there’s the Coumadin. Coumadin causes side effects such as “severe tiredness, dizziness/fainting, and weakness”. Why would you take BOTH of these drugs if they are not only “out-dated” but can when taken together cause drug interactions that can be “life-threatening”?
I would have to agree with Dr. Drew on his grave concerns for Clinton’s health and healthcare. For someone like Hillary Clinton, who’s running for POTUS why would she NOT want the “most updated” or “cutting-edge” treatment for her diseases? It’s not like she can’t afford it. It’s not like she has to wait months for healthcare and months to see specialists like most of the rest of us – especially veterans who have served our country. What exactly is she NOT telling us?
Personally, I would have to question Clinton’s “fitness to serve” but for me, it’s based on not only her health, but a plethora of other factors as well. Whether she is “physically able to serve” she is STILL “unfit to serve” as the next POTUS, in my book. God help us all, if Clinton gets elected as the next socialist in the White House. She will sell her soul…oh wait, she’s already done that.