[Blind Gossip] Multiple medical professionals contacted us about the plight of one particular celebrity who is in the news.
They all said almost exactly the same thing. Here is one example:
I work as a [medical professional] in the emergency room at [hospital] in [city].
Whenever a patient comes in with renal failure and they say they have an autoimmune disease, the first thing we ask is “Do you use narcotics?” When we hear “Cocaine” or “Heroin”, it’s like, “Bingo!”
As soon as someone told me about [Celebrity], the first thing I asked was “Is she a cokehead?”
We already know that cocaine or heroin can directly cause renal disease/renal failure. However, most people don’t know that cocaine or heroin use can cause, trigger, or severely exacerbate an autoimmune disease which THEN results in renal disease/renal failure.
The cocaine/renal failure connection is huge. Did you know that a third of all emergency room visits by cocaine users are because they are experiencing renal failure?
Basically, cocaine use ->renal failure AND cocaine use -> autoimmune disease -> renal failure.
Most people know that smoking often causes lung disease. Most people know that alcohol often causes liver disease. Please warn your readers that cocaine use often causes kidney disease and kidney failure!
[Optional] When people experience a problem as a result of their personal choices (e.g. smoking, drinking, drugs), does that affect how much sympathy you feel for them?