Hillary Clinton “Probably” has Parkinson’s Disease-Unproven!
Summary of eRumor:
Dr. Ted Noel has said that after evaluating Hillary Clinton from afar, he’s concluded that she has Parkinson’s disease.
Claims that Hillary Clinton has Parkinson’s disease are unproven.
Questions about Clinton’s health, her coughing fits and her so-called on-camera seizures (we investigated that one and found it be false) have persisted for months.
The most recent (unproven) health claim about Clinton came from Dr. Ted Noel, a board-certified anesthesiologist, who said in a video posted on the Next News Network YouTube channel that he had concluded that Clinton ”probably” has Parkinson’s disease after watching video clips of her exhibiting symptoms like falling, imbalance, coughing, seizure and more:
PD is a chronic disease with a downhill prognosis. HRC’s instability and frequent cough suggest that her PD is advanced. This is not a good outlook for someone running for the Presidency. The office of the President is one of the highest stress jobs in the world. Stress sets off PD episodes, which render the sufferer incapable of proper response.
At this point, a bit of speculation seems appropriate. HRC talks about her yoga sessions. But no one we know of has ever documented one. It is possible that this is cover for sessions designed to teach her coping mechanisms for PD or for rest breaks. Exhaustion makes PD worse.
HRC’s coughing suggests that her swallowing disorder is advanced, placing her closer to an aspiration pneumonia that would disable or kill her. That’s bad enough, but PD has one more, even more dangerous step in its progression.
As PD continues, cognitive problems can develop. In time, they become full-blown dementia. The United States cannot survive if its President is mentally impaired.
One of the main problems about Noel’s diagnosis is that he doesn’t appear to have any medical training in degenerative neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease at all. Online medical records state that he’s worked as an anesthesiologist in Orlando for 36 years — which doesn’t appear to give him any kind of expertise in diagnosing neurological conditions.
And a quick glance at the progression of Parkinson’s disease seems to conflict with Noel’s diagnosis that Clinton has “advanced” PD. The fourth and fifth stages of PD, which are considered advanced, bring about limited movements that require a walker or wheelchair, advanced stiffness in the legs that makes it impossible to stand or walk, and hallucinations and delusions, Health Line reports.
Clinton’s actions on the campaign trail don’t support that idea that she has advanced PD. Her movements would be far more limited, and there’s a good chance she would be unable to walk or stand on her own.
In conclusion, there’s no evidence to support claims that Clinton has Parkinson’s disease — but it’s impossible to definitively prove she doesn’t have it from afar. That’s why we’re calling this one unproven.