Yesterday, February 28th, the press was given a summary of Obama’s physical examination including blood tests and other exams.
Here is part of the report:
Obama’s 2010 physical: test details, medical report
By Lynn Sweet
February 28, 2010 2:00 PM
WASHINGTON–President Obama got his first physical as commander-in-chief on Sunday and his Navy doctor said he is “fit for duty.” Obama, 48, is in “excellent health” though he is still struggling to stop cravings for nicotine.
After a routine exam at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, a Washington suburb, Capt. Jeffrey Kuhlman, the Chief White House physician, advised Obama to modify his diet to lower his LDL–known as “bad” cholesterol– and to continue his “smoking cessation efforts.” Obama uses what Kuhlman called “nicotine replacement therapy;” Obama has used nicotine gum to help him quit.
When Obama was considering a White House run, now First Lady Michelle Obama demanded that Obama quit smoking as a condition of her getting behind his 2008 presidential bid. Obama last June, was asked if he still smoked; he said he was “95 percent cured” but “there are times when I mess up.”
DR. PINNA SAYS:
Barrack Obama has been smoking since he was a child, according to his own testimony. He continues to smoke. This shows poor self-control. If I had a patient with a long history of smoking I would do two things:
1. Pulmonary Function Tests.
These tests demonstrate the ability of the lungs to bring in and force out air. They also demonstrate the amount of oxygen that is can be absorbed through the lungs.
2. A CT CHEST X RAY.
NORMAL CHEST X-RAY
This type of chest x-ray can show tiny nodules that may turn into cancer. If there are any, a follow-up in six months is indicated. I can guarantee that the Pulmonary Function Tests would demonstrate the beginning of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Everyone, bar none, who has smoked over 20 years has COPD. Since Obama also smoked marijuana, which is worse than tobacco, he definitely has COPD.
We do not know if these tests were done, but every physician does them, so we can presume they were done and not reported to the Press.
As Obama said: “I messed up.” Which, in normal English, means: “I made a mistake.” Obama did make a mistake and continues to make a mistake by smoking. The President of the United States should set an example to the children of the United States by stopping the habit of smoking.