Trump campaign releases results from candidate’s physical

 

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump released a summary Thursday of his latest physical examination and a letter from his doctor saying he is in “excellent physical health.”

In the letter dated Sept. 13, which comes as both he and Hillary Clinton move to disclose new details about their health, Trump’s longtime doctor Harold N. Bornstein said the candidate has undergone an annual physical exam since he has been under his care dating back to 1980.

Trump is listed as 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighing 236 pounds, which makes him overweight for his height.

According to Bornstein, “Mr. Trump was hospitalized only once, as a child of 11 years old for an appendectomy.”

His doctor said in a letter that Trump takes a cholesterol-lowering drug and a “low dose aspirin.” His blood tests show a cholesterol level of 169, with his level of high-density lipoproteins at 63, his low-density lipoproteins at 94, and a blood pressure rate that is 116 over 70.

“We are pleased to disclose all of the test results which show that Mr. Trump is in excellent health, and has the stamina to endure — uninterrupted — the rigors of a punishing and unprecedented presidential campaign and, more importantly, the singularly demanding job of President of the United States,” a Trump campaign press release said

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Trump also discussed the details on “The Dr. Oz Show” in an interview broadcast Thursday.

He said that when he looks in the mirror, he sees a man much younger than his 70 years.

“I would say I see a person that’s 35 years old,” Trump said.

Trump said he sometimes plays golf with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. He said that when he’s with the 39-year-old Brady, “I feel I’m the same age as him. It’s crazy.”

He told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” Thursday morning that he still wants to lose 15 pounds.

Clinton, meanwhile, is returning to the campaign trail Thursday following a bout of pneumonia that sidelined her for three days.

“I’m really glad that I did finally follow my doctor’s orders and take some days to rest instead of just trying to keep powering through, which I think is a common experience for people,” Clinton told the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” in an interview broadcast Thursday morning.

Clinton and Trump have both released additional information about their health this week.

A new letter from Clinton’s doctor stated that a chest scan revealed she had “mild, non-contagious bacterial pneumonia.” Dr. Lisa Bardack, chair of internal medicine at CareMount Medical in Mount Kisco, New York, said Clinton was treated with a 10-day course of Levaquin, an antibiotic used to treat infections.

Bardack said Clinton is up to date on all vaccines, including two given to help prevent pneumonia — Prevnar and Pneumovax. The letter did not state when she received those vaccines.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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