A longtime personal physician of the new US president Donald Trump, Harold N. Bornstein, revealed to The New York Times that the president every day takes small doses of finasteride, which is used to treat baldness in men.
This information was not previously known to the public, as reported Huffington Post, and considering that the drug acts and to prostate, it explains why Trump has very low levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA), which is sometimes used in diagnosing prostate cancer.
Bornstein (69) said he himself takes finasteride and it helps to keep his hair and its length.
“Trump has all his hair. I have all my hair, “says the doctor.
Harold, who noted that he did not see Trump since he became president, the first time he caught the eye of the public in December 2015, when he published a letter in which he glorified the health of Donald Trump.
“If Trump is elected, I can unequivocally claim that he will be the healthiest person who has ever been the president,” the letter said. Trump (70) is also the oldest elected US president. Eight months after he wrote a letter, Bornstein said that he “wrote it for 5 minutes”, because Tramp sedan was waiting him to complete.
As expected, after learning that the president “great American” takes finasteride, most rushed to warn of possible side effects, including mental confusion and sexual dysfunction.
All in all, the safety of the drug has been questioned.
“Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed that the drug itself is brought into question, with an urgent need for research and with a mass of accusations that finasteride may be more dangerous than previously believed. Drug users reported that its side effects – the inability to achieve orgasm, painful erections, chronic depression, insomnia and suicidal thoughts – can last long after the patient ceases to consume, “said Men magazine.
Since 2011, at least 1,245 complaints were just against the manufacturer of this drug, Merck, stating that the company did not fully warn you of its sexual and cognitive side effects. Patients and physicians are called effects of “post-finasteride syndrome “, because, as they say, the symptoms often remain even after the cessation of drug consumption. The national health institution included it in a list of rare diseases. Merck said in Male magazine that “the company is behind the indicated safety and efficacy.”
Of course, the information that the President used this drug has caused many to think that he use more medication. Washington Post points out that Trump had many opportunities to mention finasteride, but not.