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10 July 2016

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The Beaver

@ Tidewater

Overactive thyroid (Hyperthyroidism) can cause irregular heart beat (arrhythmia) or a potentially dangerous heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation

Underactive Thyroid (Hypothyroidism) does not have the same causes. HRC has Hypothyroidism and this is what is said here:

https://www.verywell.com/hillary-clinton-thyroid-condition-3233019

I have hypothyroidism and I have been taking a very low dose of Synthroid daily for it as soon as my blood tests within a 12-month period showed the level of my TSH. However HRC is treating hers with a natural product.

Babak Makkinejad

"He deserved to be impeached."

I think that is a matter of opinion and not law.

My understanding of US Law in this case has been that there is no law; it is whatever US Congress says it is - a highly politicized institution in its good days.

Tidewater

Tidewater replying to The Beaver,

Thank you very much for taking the trouble to inform me about hypothyroidism and how it is controlled. Interesting to read that Bernie Sanders, in excellent health, also has it. I realize I need to read up on some basic medical matters. In each treatment, that of the use of a carefully regulated dosage of Coumadin, and that whole question you mentioned, the use of the natural product Armour Thyroid (NDT) versus Synthroid, I find this knowledge actually reassuring.

Regarding Hillary's fitness to be President of the US, continuing to speculate a little bit more,here, I assume that her weight gain could be attributed to her thyroid treatment. But if she has her hypothyroidism under control, and her blood is properly thinned by a judicious use of the (very dangerous) Coumadin--with its equally problematic long-term damage to the veins of eyes (macular degeneration)(?) and the question of Vitamin K being depleted-- still it seems to me that two of her worst problems are resolved or held in check. Further, if hypertension drugs can stablize her blood pressure--and again, I don't see why not, even if there might be serious side-effects down the line-- it seems to me that Hillary might qualify as being in good (enough) health to become the candidate.

It was only a few years back that she posed for those offical Secretary of State portraits. These are quite striking and flatteringly deceptive, as is customary. But the change is extraordinary. She looked terrible. I listened to her and Judy Woodruff for a few moments and then gave up.

Fred

Babak,

That is probably as correct an interpretation of the Constitution as any. It is up to the Legislative Branch to decide.

"The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other High crimes and Misdemeanors."

Tyler

Tidewater,

Steve explained the ischemic v hemorrhagic stroke issue nicely.

I think, personally, from my paramedic understanding of pathphys, that she likely has AFib going on as well. Her strokes, irregular heartbeat, and clots all fit with the profile of someone who has that particular arrhythmia. AFib can be a precursor to generalize CHF as well.

Hypothyroidism can lead to a lot of nasty stuff. General symptoms include confusion, coma, and sometimes myxdema. Gotta take care of it.

I definitely think there's a stroke involved though. She is not suffering from "pumphead syndrome" like Bill Clinton or Cheney, but she's not all there either.

Tyler

Tidewater,

Also good luck finding a picture of Hillary wearing short sleeves. I would be hard money that her arms are all blotchy from the coumadin.

Keith Harbaugh

Monday, July 18 will be a very significant day for the Clinton legal situation.
Judge Emmet G. Sullivan will hold a hearing on whether Judicial Watch gets to depose Clinton;
the Director of Office of Correspondence and Records of the Executive Secretariat (“S/ES-CRM”) Clarence Finney; and
the former Director of Information Resource Management of the Executive Secretariat (“S/ES-IRM”) John Bentel (the man who supposedly told his staff "never to speak of the Secretary’s personal email system again.").
(This after Under Secretary for Management Patrick Kennedy imitated Sgt. Schultz.)
See the Thursday, July 14 Judicial Watch statement
https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-hillary-clinton-testimony-essential/
On Thursday, July 14, Judge Sullivan gave an indication of his thinking:
The court ordered Clinton and the State Department to file responses to Judicial Watch’s reply briefs no later than Friday at 12 noon.
The court specified that they “shall not repeat any argument made previously.”
I'm no psychologist, but that doesn't sound very encouraging for the Clinton/State side.

Tidewater

Tyler,

Thank you for your medical insight into this. I had to do a quick bit of reading-up. AFib, then, is atrial fibrillation. And CHF is congestive heart failure. (I have witnessed the death of someone with CHF.)

I suppose at some point I might as well read on pacemakers.

If it is atrial fibrillation I guess that changes everything. If it is that, there are all kinds of questions. I take your point.

Surely there will be further releases from other doctors in the near future? Doctors who give a final report to the leaders of the Democratic party?

I had never heard of "pumphead syndrome." (Thought at first you were having a little fun.) Now I learn that is mental impairment after bypass surgery when patient has been on a heart lung machine. Bypass surgery, then, seems pretty well guaranteed to cause a significent intellectual decline which can last up to five years after the surgery, and tests have fairly well proven this. Well, the good news there is if you live five or six years more, most of the impairment goes away! (At least from one source.)

Yes, there is documented evidence of "confusion" (Huma's email.) Confusion is one hell of an issue.

I think it was not one, but two Secret Service agents who commented independently (from different regions of the US) about her apparent exhaustion after simply giving a speech. Someone else said that a walker was used to stand for photos. Walkers are now routinely used for every kind of movement in some retirement homes. I've seen it. (And underneath that carpet in the Westminster-Canterbury is concrete.) Could this be a precaution she has been instructed to take when in private?

Yes, those coumadin "blotches"--I don't think those areas could take a blow, as from a stumble into something, or a fall. That's a good point. Interesting comment on what one lives with on coumadin. The side-effects.

Looking on the bright side, there is Bill Clinton's nose.

I was reminded of the painting by Domenico Ghirlandaio "Portrait of Old Man and Boy" (1490). I had forgotten, or perhaps never realized when I first saw it, what a dear thing it is.

rjj

Odd how the details of her medical status are so available and and that Secret Service agents can speak so freely about her condition. Isn't that a firing offense?

they are clearing the path for the natty little weasel who will seem less unacceptable than Trump.

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