Romney takes Statin and Aspirin Daily

10:17 am Health Care, Medicine

This is how the politicians declare their health status in US before elections.

Sixty-five year old Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has hyperlipidemia and takes a statin and low-dose aspirin daily, but he has no physical impairments to doing the job, according to a letter from his personal physician released Friday, reports Medpage.

He has reserves of strength, energy, and stamina that provide him with the ability to meet unexpected demands and there are no physical impairments that should interfere with his rigorous and demanding political career as the next president of the United States.

He is on 81-mg aspirin and 10-mg atorvastatin. He also has mild BPH and sinus bradycardia. He is allergic to penicillin with no history of asthma, diabetes, coronary heart disease, or hypertension. His slow, resting, regular heart rate in the 40s is most likely related to his past intensive exercise with regular running. A low resting heart rate does occur not just in athletes, but in many people who exercise regularly (daily) for 5 to 7 days a week, particularly those who work out intensely (particularly runners). In the absence of any evidence of other heart problems, low heart rates are a sign of good health and conditioning, not a warning signal.

He is a non smoker and non alcoholic. He eats a high fiber diet with abundant fruits and vegetables and minimizes intake of high-cholesterol foods and concentrated sweets.

His TG levels are 179. He has family history of cardiac arrhythmias, heart attack, and prostate cancer. He gets his PSA check up done regularly.

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