Sen. Bernie Sanders released a letter from his doctor on Thursday saying he is “in overall very good health.”
The letter was issued by Senate physician Brian P. Monahan who has treated Sanders for the last 26 years, according to the letter.
It is customary for presidential candidates to make public their health records during the campaign season. Sanders, who would be 75 on inauguration day, would also be the oldest president ever elected. Ronald Reagan, the current titleholder, was just a couple days shy of his 70th birthday when he first took office.
“Over the years you have been treated for medical conditions including gout, mild hypercholesterolemia, diverticulitis, hypothyroidism, laryngitis secondary to esophageal reflux, lumbar strain and complete removal of superficial skin tumors,” Monahan wrote. “Your past surgical history consists of repair of your left and right side inguinal hernias by laparoscopic technique, and a right true vocal cord cyst excision.”
Sanders has no history of heart disease, does not use tobacco and consumes alcohol “infrequently.”
Hillary Clinton, Sanders’ rival, released her records on last July.
According to her release, signed by Dr. Lisa Bardack, Clinton “is a healthy female, with hypothyroidism and seasonal allergies, on long-term anticoagulation … she is in excellent physical condition.”
Clinton suffered a concussion in 2012.
Donald Trump released a letter from his physician on December 14 stating that the 69-year-old Republican presidential candidate’s latest medical examination “showed only positive results.”
Trump’s physician of 25 years, Dr. Harold Bornstein, said Trump “has had no significant medical problems” and called the candidate’s blood pressure and lab results “astonishingly excellent” in a signed statement Trump released publicly.
Jeb Bush shared his doctor’s note last October.
His physician since 2007, Dr. Alberto A. Mitrani, said, “Mr. Bush is a healthy and vigorous 62-year-old man.”
“He is proactive from a cardiovascular perspective and actively engaged in his health care. He is compliant with medical recommendations and maintains favorable lifestyle habits. He is in excellent physical and mental condition and able to serve in any stressful and demanding executive setting including the Office of the President of the United States,” he said. “Prior medical history includes vitamin D insufficiency, gastritis, colon polyps, sinusitis, and low back pain. Surgical history includes an appendectomy, a tonsillectomy, and arthroscopic knee surgery.”
CNN’s Greg Krieg, Jeremy Diamond and Ashley Killough contributed to this report.