Clinton’s Doctor Says She Is ‘Recovering Well,’ Releases More Health Information

From NPR:

Hillary Clinton’s campaign released additional medical information on the Democratic nominee’s health Wednesday, a day before she is set to resume campaigning after being diagnosed with pneumonia.

A two-page letter from the 68-year-old’s personal physician, Lisa Bardack, chair of Internal Medicine at CareMount Medical in Mount Kisco, N.Y., says she is “recovering well with antibiotics and rest” and that Clinton “continues to remain healthy and fit to serve as President of the United States.” The rest of her “complete physical exam was normal and she is in excellent mental condition,” according to Bardack.

Bardack also said she evaluated Clinton nearly two weeks ago, on Sept. 2, “for a 24-hour history of a low grade fever, congestion and fatigue.” Clinton was also treated in January for a sinus and ear infection.

The pneumonia diagnosis Clinton received last Friday came after a noncontrast chest CT scan revealed a small right middle-lobe pneumonia that was a mild, noncontagious bacterial form of the disease. She was treated with Levaquin, an antibiotic, for 10 days.

Clinton’s diagnosis came to light on Sunday after she became overheated and dehydrated at a Sept. 11 memorial service in New York City. She began to feel dizzy and nearly collapsed while getting into a Secret Service van, which took her to her daughter Chelsea’s apartment to rest. The Clinton campaign official said Bardack has since examined her several times, including on Wednesday, and the physician said Clinton “continues to improve.”

In addition to the antibiotics for her pneumonia, Clinton takes three regular medications — Armour Thyroid, used to treat hypothyroidism and other thyroid disorders; Coumadin, which can prevent and treat blood clots; and Clarinex, an allergy medication — and vitamin B-12 as needed.

Clinton had been previously diagnosed with blood clots, and in 2012 while she was secretary of state a clot …

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