Skip to comments.George H.W. Bush and Vascular Parkinsonism
Posted on 12/06/2018 11:26:01 AM PST by Western Phil
On November 30, 2018, George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States, died of vascular Parkinsonism, a disease with many of the same risk factors as those for strokes and a heart attack. However, he did not have the two major risk factors for heart attacks: He was not overweight and he exercised regularly (and vigorously, at least in his younger days).
He Did Everything Right
Readers of my biographical articles on the deaths of notable people often comment on how frequently I criticize my subjects for their self-destructive lifestyle choices -- lack of exercise, a lousy diet, promiscuity, smoking, excess alcohol and drugs -- that shortened their lives, and ask why I don't ever write about people who do everything right. It is a pleasure to write about George H.W. Bush, who followed all the rules and lived a long, active life until his last few years, when he succumbed to a disease that has no specific known cause and no effective treatment. He worked hard, stayed married faithfully to one woman, and tried to make the world a better place for the rest of us.
(Excerpt) Read more at drmirkin.com ...
Having access to some of the best medical care in the world as an ex POTUS didn’t hurt. Over the years they probably caught and treated a lot of little things that would have snowballed for the average Joe.
"...as an ex-POTUS didnt hurt..."
True, but they (and we) all go sooner or later.
God only knows how long he would have went had he not died.
Very True. Paul Allen could afford medical treatment that would put any ex President to shame, for all the good it did him.
Ya. It’s not like Pres. Bush was on Obamacare.
My father had Parkinsons Disease. He had a very healthy life style like Bush 41. His neurologist told me that Parkinsons and other neurological diseases strike people who are otherwise healthy. My father had no cancer or serious heart disease. There is some awful disease out there for everybody.
Yep, and since we have the Affordable Care Act in play, who can afford care, with deductibles over $6,000 per year, and that’s after you pay the premium that you cannot afford?
Bush had the worst risk factor of all. He was 94 years old.
He’s wrong on when Barbara died, or a typo. It was this year.
Interesting info in the article but it seems odd to use 41 as the examples.
On the other side that is the reason RB Ginsberg is still wasting oxygen.
Most of his post-mortems are of promiscuous movie stars, politicians, sports figures, etc - prominent people who die young from more or less preventable causes. Known bad behavior. Prominent people who do not participate in multiple risky behaviors are hard to find. Dr. Mirkin regards 78 as young.
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