Why did he not go to doctors on a regular basis his arteries in his heart were narrowing and the heart was to big for the chamber and his brain was swollen and his lungs were full of fluid ,that’s a lot of things working against him and I was lucky enough to wake up one morning in 2004 and could hardly breath and went to emergency room and 90 percent of my arteries were blocked and they rushed me into surgery and put stents in my heart and I also did a lot of street drugs while doing my career and very grateful to be alive .I never weighed as much as Rich and his heart was working very hard to pump blood but it makes sense that the head injury is to blame and I really don’t care about the toxicology report I’m friends with his mom and wtf why are people still talking shit and now his mom has to relive this nightmare all over again have some respect Rich was a man who chose his journey in his life like myself I’m just lucky to be alive today .I constantly tell guys I work with to get blood work and have the hearts checked out at least once a year and people have to realize steroids are cholesterol binding in the heart and clogged the arteries,it’s common sense and people chose to ignore this all together .
I don’t know about the legality of all the stuff he used, but according to Jane Leavy a number of his treatments are so dangerous they are off the market. She describes one, Butazolidin, as “an anti-inflammatory drug prescribed for broken down thoroughbreds, so poisonous to living things that it was taken off the market in the mid-1970s. It had only one major side effect. It killed a few people”. She describes another, Capsolin, as having an active ingredient, “capsaicin, (that) works by depleting substance P, the brain’s pain messenger. It is the medical equivalent of hitting your head against a brick wall.” She goes on to describe its “atomic balm” effect, noting an instance when Lou Johnson wore an insufficiently washed Koufax sweatshirt and began to sweat, then had his skin blister and finally threw up. It too is off the market.