Doctor: Hillary Clinton diagnosed with pneumonia Friday, ‘recovering nicely’ after 9/11 event

NEW YORK -- Hillary Clinton's doctor says the Democratic presidential nominee was diagnosed on Friday with pneumonia, put on antibiotics and advised to rest and modify her campaign schedule.

Dr. Lisa Bardack says in a statement that Clinton is "recovering nicely" after attending a Sept. 11 anniversary event in lower Manhattan. Clinton was seen on video appearing to struggle to stay on her feet as she got into a vehicle to leave the event.

Bardack says Clinton has been experiencing a cough related to allergies, and in a follow-up examination Friday of her cough, Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia.

The statement says Clinton became overheated at the 9/11 event and dehydrated, but is now rehydrated.

A video of Clinton's departure from the 9/11 event at Ground Zero in Manhattan, posted by Twitter user Zdenek Gazda, shows her clearly stumbling, with Secret Service agents helping her into the van in the motorcade.

Clinton appeared to faint as she was leaving the Ground Zero ceremony, two law enforcement officials -- including one who witnessed the incident -- told CNN.

Leaving her daughter's apartment a little before noon, Clinton told reporters she was "feeling great."

"It's a beautiful day in New York," she added, while smiling and waving to supporters on the street before getting into her motorcade.

Michael Morell, the former CIA deputy director, told CNN's Jake Tapper Sunday he was with Clinton Friday for a national security meeting and "she looked fantastic. She had high energy."

"There are times in all of our lives when we don't feel well," he said. "I missed some of the briefings immediately after 9/11 because I wasn't feeling well. So let's not make more of this than there is."

Clinton suffered a two-minute coughing fit during an event in Cleveland last week, which she blamed on allergies.

"Every time I think about Trump I get allergic," she joked in front of the crowd.

Donald Trump and his top surrogates have claimed that she faces a health crisis, citing selectively edited videos of public events to advance claims she's suffered seizures.

There is no credible evidence to support any of these claims. Clinton's physician -- the only person to speak on the record who has actually examined her -- has repeatedly affirmed the former secretary of state's health and fitness for the highest office in the land.

In an interview on "Fox News Sunday" in August, former New York City mayor and Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani first accused the mainstream media of hiding evidence, then encouraged doubters to "go online and put down 'Hillary Clinton illness.' "

During an appearance last month on the Jimmy Kimmel show, Clinton called the GOP claims about her health a "wacky strategy."

"I don't know why they are saying this," she said. "I think on the one hand, it is part of the wacky strategy, just say all these crazy things and maybe you can get some people to believe you."

The most recent major health problem Clinton has suffered was a scare in 2012 following a concussion -- but she is in good health now, according to a statement from her doctor that Clinton's campaign released in July 2015.

"Mrs. Clinton is a healthy 67-year old female whose current medical conditions include hypothyroidiam and seasonal pollen allergies," wrote Dr. Lisa Bardack, Clinton's doctor since 2001, in a health statement provided by Clinton's campaign.

The health statement says the blood clot, also known as a thrombosis, that Clinton suffered between her brain and skull following a fainting spell and concussion in late 2012 is completely resolved.

"She had follow-up testing in 2013, which revealed complete resolution of the effects of the concussion as well as total dissolution of the thrombosis. Mrs. Clinton also tested negative for all clotting disorders," Bardack writes.

But as a precaution, Clinton remains on daily blood thinners, something her husband previously revealed. Clinton takes Coumadin, the brand name for the blood thinner warfarin. She also takes Armour Thyroid for her hypothyroidism, antihistamines and Vitamin B12.

Clinton has no known drug allergies, does not smoke, use tobacco products or illicit drugs and drinks occasionally, according to Bardack, who also details her exercise regime: yoga, swimming, walking and weight training.

Clinton is up to date on health tests, including a colonoscopy and a few other tests not often seen in a presidential candidate's health disclosure: gynecologic exam, mammogram and breast ultrasound.

She received her most recent physical exam on March 21, 2015, according to the the statement. Her blood pressure was 100/65. Her heart rate was 72 and her EKG was normal. Her total cholesterol was 195, with an LDL ("bad cholesterol") of 118, and an

HDL ("good cholesterol") of 64 and triglycerides of 69.

"She is in excellent physical condition and fit to serve as President of the United States," Bardack's letter concludes.

18 comments

  • guest83

    “She is in excellent physical condition and fit to serve as President of the United States,” This information coming from a REAL, accredited physician – not the shyster that the oompa-loompa paid to testify.

    • b

      She has stressed her vocal cords with all her trash talk and yelling – it’s NOT pneumonia. The symptoms don’t match pneumonia.

  • Darrell David

    First , she will be 68 next month and the story on her health keeps changing as much as her lies do. This woman is a walking corpse, a crooked lying corpse.

    • b

      The difference is that she is looking for sympathy – pneumonia symptoms are not what she has and I know this for a fact. FAKER. She has a chronic lung disease, if anything at all other than dust in her throat.

  • b

    I don’t believe clinton has pneumonia – her symptoms don’t match up and I don’t care what story her Doctor tosses out there. I’ve had it and she does not have it.

  • Frank B

    On this day of remembrance for the victims of 9 11. How dare she say that it is a beautiful day in New York. That video is very telling. There is something really medically wrong with this horrible human being. She wasn’t fainting. She appeared to be convulsing and was blacking out. She is clearly not firing on all cylinders mentally and is in no position to be the president of the United States. This better not get sweept under the rug like all of her other medical incidents and crimes and lies America needs to wake up and make sure that this habitual liar who is not fit mentally and physically is not allowed to become president!

  • Peg

    I’ve had allergy attacks that keep me coughing so much, I’ve been sent home from work because my cough was so disruptive. More than one time. I used to love to have a real Christmas tree in the house, but every year I’d end up with my “Christmas cold” as my family called it. I tried to ignore my cough, go about my normal schedule and enjoy the holidays. I ended up with walking pneumonia. I do believe that Hillary Clinton has allergies that have caused a horrible cough, then pneumonia. Every person’s reaction to allergies can be different. If you have a severe allergy, the best solution is to avoid what is triggering it. Anti-histamines may help a little bit, but figuring it out is extremely difficult. I’ve had other chemicals cause the same reaction – it starts with a tickle, then a minor cough and then seems like a cold, but just doesn’t get better. You need to look at medications, herbs, vitamins and your environment. Hillary is around a lot of balloons. Latex can have me convinced I’m getting a chest cold. As soon as they’re gone, I clear up in a day or so. Once you figure out what the trigger is, you’re back to good health.

  • Mike W

    A pneumonia diagnosis requires an X-ray but she didn’t visit a hospital or clinic on Friday. The Benghazi hearings were interrupted by her coughing fits a year ago. Friday’s diagnosis is another obvious lie.

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