Doctor: Clinton Has Pneumonia, Was Dehydrated and Overheated
According to Hillary Clinton’s doctor, she is suffering from pneumonia and passed out due to dehydration on Sunday.
The Hill reports:
Dr. Lisa R. Bardack released a statement via the campaign revealing the diagnosis on Sunday evening, hours after the Democratic presidential nominee was seen stumbling on video after exiting a 9/11 memorial event early.
Bardack said Clinton had an examination at her home in Chappaqua after the incident. The doctor said the incident Sunday was a result of dehydration and overheating and that the candidate is “re-hydrated and recovering nicely.”Clinton has been experiencing a cough related to allergies that gained attention last Monday, when she had a coughing fit at the start of a campaign event. Bardack said she was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday.“She was put on antibiotics, and advised to rest and modify her schedule,” Bardack wrote.
On Friday, Clinton had a packed schedule, according to Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Epstein. She appeared at two fundraisers, a long national security meeting and a CNN interview.
She noted that the campaign has not said when Clinton saw her doctor on Friday.
Videos spread quickly online showing Clinton stumbling into a black van before leaving a memorial event early in New York City on Sunday.
Aides said Clinton was feeling “overheated” and left to rest at her daughter’s apartment.
Clinton emerged about 90 minutes later, telling reporters she felt great. She then was driven to her home in Chappaqua, N.Y., where her doctor performed an examination.
Questions about Clinton’s health have swirled in recent weeks as Republican rival Donald Trumpfrequently questioned her stamina on the campaign trail.
Trump said in an interview last week that he would release his full medical records if Clinton makes her records public.
Sunday’s event has led reporters and others to demand she and Trump release detailed health records.
Bardack, in a letter released last July, described Clinton as “healthy,” noting that her only medical conditions are hypothyroidism and seasonal pollen allergies.
The letter also noted a concussion Clinton sustained in 2012.
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