Trump’s longtime doctor says Trump takes medication to promote hair growth
President Trump’s longtime physician says one of the medications the commander-in-chief takes is intended to promote hair growth, according a report by The New York Times.
Dr. Harold N. Bornstein, who produced Mr. Trump’s health letters during the presidential campaign, spoke to the Times in a series of interviews over the last month. He said that Mr. Trump takes a prostate-related drug called finasteride to maintain the growth of his scalp hair, which Bornstein said he takes, too.
“He has all his hair,” Dr. Bornstein told the Times. “I have all my hair.”
The president also takes a daily baby aspirin to prevent the risk of a heart attack, a long-acting tetracycline, an antibiotic, to control rosacea, and a statin for lipids and elevated blood cholesterol, he said. Bornstein added that the president is healthy overall and his medical care is “exactly up to date.”
The White House declined to comment on the comments from Bornstein, the report said, and wouldn’t say whether he is still the president’s doctor.
Bornstein noted that he has been Mr. Trump’s doctor since 1980 and has conducted his annual checkups, routine tests and colonoscopies. Mr. Trump previously saw Bornstein’s father.
Last September, Mr. Trump’s campaign released more of his medical information in a second letter from Bornstein. The letter detailed Mr. Trump’s cholesterol levels, blood pressure, which was 116/70, testosterone level and blood sugar level. It also said Trump, 70 years of age, weighs 236 pounds, which means his body mass index (BMI) of 29.5 would make him overweight. A BMI of 30 falls within the range of obesity. Trump’s campaign said those results were from a physical exam conducted by Bornstein on Sept. 9.
In the first medical letter released in Dec. 2015, Bornstein said that, “If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”