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Trump's Doctor Reveals Secret Behind His Hair

Update Date: Feb 04, 2017 08:22 AM EST

President Donald Trump's doctor has revealed the secret to his hair. Dr. Harold N. Bornstein said the president takes medication for three ailments that include a prostate-related drug that promotes hair growth.

Other drugs are antibiotics to help the president control rosacea, which is a common skin problem. The third drug is rosuvastatin for elevated blood cholesterol and lipids.

According to New York Times, Dr. Bornstein, 69, said Mr. Trump also takes a daily low-dose aspirin to reduce the risk of a heart attack. Trump's medical care is exactly up to date and he has been pronounced to be healthy.

Trump, 70, is the oldest person to become president. The White House declined to comment on Wednesday night about the information provided by Bornstein. They did not confirm or deny whether he was still Trump's physician.  But according to CNN, a senior White House official said Bornstein did not have Trump's permission to speak about his health.

Bornstein was scrutinized by other doctors after he wrote a letter about Trump's health that concluded, "If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency." He told CNN in September that he was in a hurry and had patients to see at that time.

The president takes a small dose of finasteride, which lowers prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels, which is a marker for prostate cancer. It is marketed by Propecia to treat male-pattern baldness.

Bornstein has been Trump's personal physician since 1980 but claimed to have no contact with him since he became president. He has a private practice on the Upper East Side of New York where Trump had gone to for annual checkups, colonoscopies, and other routine tests every year since 1980.

He said if he were to become the White House doctor he would not include psychometric tests as a base line for potential dementia. Trump's father, Fred, suffered from Alzheimer's disease in his eighties. Experts have urged that older political leaders undergo such tests.

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