Hillary Clinton‘s doctor declared her fit to be president on Wednesday as her campaign released more details on the Democratic nominee’s health.
The health update comes amid concerns over Clinton’s recent pneumonia diagnosis, and shows that the 68-year-old has seasonal allergies, but is in otherwise good health. Her medications include a thyroid medication, a blood thinner, an antihistamine for seasonal allergies, and B-12 for mild anemia.
The Clinton campaign also posted to its official website a comprehensive letter from her physician, Dr. Lisa Bardack, with more information on the former secretary of state’s health as well as the details of her pneumonia diagnosis. After undergoing a non-contrast chest CT scan on Friday, a small right middle-lobe pneumonia was found. It was non-contagious and bacterial. Clinton was treated with Levaquin, which she was told to stay on for 10 days.
“The remainder of her complete physical exam was normal and she is in excellent mental condition,” Bardack wrote in the letter. “She is recovering well with antibiotics and rest. She continues to remain healthy and fit to serve as President of the United States.”
The campaign said that Wednesday’s letter is intended to supplement the last disclosure of Clinton’s health status in July 2015.
Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine, also released his medical records on Wednesday. His doctor said he’s in “excellent health.”
The report included medically insignificant tidbits that gave a peek into the very personal lives of two very public people.
Clinton, according to her doctor, suffers from mild chronic sinusitis that flared up – complete with a complementary ear infection – in January, just as the candidate was heading into a long and grueling primary season of nonstop travel.
When antibiotics and steroids did nothing to alleviate the pain in her left ear, an ear, nose and throat specialist inserted an ear tube – one of those tiny myringotomy tubes so familiar to parents of toddlers with chronic ear infections. It did the trick. “Her symptoms resolved and she continued symptom-free for the next six months,” Bardack wrote.
As for Kaine, his doctor revealed that the Virginia senator is in “overall excellent health,” works out three times a week – cardio and calisthenics – and has battled the notoriously painful plantar fasciitis, but it’s not bothering him now. Kaine has a history of “a clavicle fracture and shoulder dislocations that are asymptomatic.” (A spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for the backstory on these.)
And his cholesterol, at 224, is not as good as his boss’, which clocks in at an impressive 189.
Hillary for America campaign manager Robby Mook said in a statement, “It’s fair to say the public now knows more about Hillary Clinton than nearly anyone in public life. Hillary Clinton’s release of updated medical information today meets a standard followed by presidential candidates like Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
“Additionally, Hillary has made public nearly 40 years of tax returns over her lifetime. In stark contrast, Donald Trump is hands down the least transparent presidential nominee in memory,” the statement continued. “His Doctor Oz charade is as completely unserious as his original joke of a letter written in five minutes. He continues to hide his taxes and business dealing behind fake excuses. And it begs the question: what is he trying to hide?”