Trump now officially 'obese' according to government guidelines, yet his physician says he's in 'very good health'
According to the statistics released by the physician, it showed that Trump, who measures in at a height at 6-foot-3, had gained four pounds since his last physical test results were released in July 2018
President Donald Trump's physician on Thursday said that according to the recent physical examination the Republican underwent, he was "in very good health." However, the examination also revealed that the president had gained weight and is now considered obese according to the government's guidelines.
Trump's physician Dr. Sean Conley said: "After taking into account all the laboratory results, examinations, and specialist recommendations, it is my determination that the president remains in very good health overall."
However, according to the statistics released by the physician, it showed that Trump, who measures in at a height at 6-foot-3, had gained four pounds since his last physical test results were released in July 2018. The president now weighs in at 243 pounds, according to New York Post.
Considering his height and weight, his Body Mass Index stands at 30.4, according to the National Institute of Health's BMI calculator, which makes him obese. Reports state that the Republican's blood pressure, heart, pulse, and temperature checked out normal in the physical.
Reports state that the only change in his medication so far has been an increase in the dosage of statin he has been taking to stave off heart disease.
Trump's physical and mental health have been under intense scrutiny ever since he assumed the presidency. Trump, who took office when he was 70-years-old became the oldest president in the history of the United States.
Democrats in Congress and multiple other health experts in the country had raised concerns last year about Trump's overall health, with some claiming that he was not fit to be in office.
Trump, however, underwent a three-hour assessment with military doctors at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland last year in January. Shortly after the examination, Dr. Ronny Jackson, who conducted Trump's exam, announced that he is in "excellent health".
Trump's last year's report mentioned that he had a 75-inch height, 239-pound weight, total cholesterol of 223 and resting heart rate of 68 beats per minute. Jackson had at that time said that Trump's exercise stress echocardiogram was "above average based on age and sex," but they did discuss "diet, exercise and weight loss.
"I think a reasonable goal over the next year or so would be [for Trump] to lose 10 to 15 pounds," Jackson said. "We talked about diet and exercise a lot. He is more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part but we're going to do both."
Even during the time of his presidential campaign, Trump's personal doctor, Dr. Harold Bornstein had said: "If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency."