In a series of interviews with The New York Times, Dr. Harold Bornstein, the longtime physician of Donald Trump, revealed that the president takes a prostate-related drug to promote hair growth.
From The Times:
The disclosure that Mr. Trump uses a prostate-related drug to maintain growth of his scalp hair, which has not been publicly known, appears to solve a riddle of why Mr. Trump has a very low level of prostate specific antigen, or PSA, a marker for prostate cancer. Mr. Trump takes a small dose of the drug, finasteride, which lowers PSA levels. Finasteride is marketed as Propecia to treat male-pattern baldness.
Additionally, Bornstein said that Trump takes antibiotics for rosacea and a statin for elevated blood cholesterol.
Bornstein also revealed that he suggested to Trump’s secretary that “I should be the White House physician.”
In December of 2015, Bornstein released a statement saying: “If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”
Dr. Bornstein was invited to Trump’s inauguration, although he said it was not as pleasant an experience as he expected. He had to walk a long way to a spot where he thought there would be a chair — he said he has a painful back ailment and nerve damage to a leg — but when he got there, there was no chair.
He stood behind a tree and “never heard anyone speak because I was so uncomfortable from my back and being cold.” He felt, he said, “absolutely miserable.” It seemed to take forever to leave because of the heavy security, he said. The situation was the same at an inaugural ball where there were no tables and chairs. So, he said, unable to chat comfortably with others, he and his wife, Melissa, returned to their hotel early.