Donald Trump: Red spots on his hands lead to concerns over the politician's health

Donald Trump is currently at the center of media attention due to his, among other things, renewed candidacy for the US presidency. While the focus is usually on his court cases or dubious statements, this time something completely different is attracting attention.

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Donald Trump Health

Most people are accustomed to rumors about a politician's health when it concerns Vladimir Putin: sometimes there is speculation that he suffers from a thyroid condition and sometimes he is said to be terminally ill. Now, however, the health debates are also affecting Donald Trump.

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Expert suspects simple skin rash

Whenever Donald Trump's health has been the subject of discussion recently, doubts have been raised above all about his mental health ashis memory sometimes seems to be impaired. But in the week of 15 January, when the former President was seen leaving Trump Tower, attentive observers also raised concerns about his physical condition, as one of his hands clearly showed red marks.

The origin of the spots has not yet been clarified, but there are a few possible explanations. BusinessInsider India interviewed dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner, who assumes that Trump has a simple rash:

Skin rashes on the hands can be caused by a variety of factors, from infections and inflammation to external influences.

Playing golf could also leave blisters that would show up like this. However, the mysterious blisters are only a small part of a whole series of discussions about the entrepreneur's health condition.

Doctor claims to have recognized balance problems

The 77-year-old has lost weight and according to several newspaper reports, he looked particularly exhausted after a day of campaigning. The Daily Mail, for example, reported that he looked 'frail and unsteady' after an appearance. The paper's journalists asked Stuart Fischer, a doctor, about this:

I've never seen that with him before. Walking is one thing, but balance is another. He looked a bit like he was on a ship at sea.

Perhaps it's just too much hustle and bustle for the former US president: in addition to his election campaign, he also has to answer to the courts and has recently had to cope with the loss of a mother-in-law.

Just a few weeks ago, however, he seemed to have been in better shape. As Reuters reports, Donald Trump's doctor certifies that he is in pretty good health:

President Trump has reduced his weight through an improved diet and continued daily physical activity while maintaining a strict schedule. His physical examinations were in the normal range and his cognitive abilities were exceptionally good.

This article was translated from Gentside DE

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