Post by pat on Jan 9, 2016 15:33:04 GMT -5
A lot of people want to blame the diet pills or amphetamines that he was taking, if he was taking them, but a person that overweight certainly isn't taking amphetamines. I don't know much about what drugs could cause his bowels to become impacted like they were, but from what I've read, diet pills don't cause it, but drugs containing opium do, so if it wasn't hereditary and drugs had anything to do with it, it was probably because he had been taking huge amounts of pain killers for several years.
I think that what he had was hereditary and he got it from his mother, who was in her 40's when she died. I've heard that his mother was taking diet pills and some people try to say that's one of the things that caused her death, but she was overweight and if they were amphetamines, she would have lost weight, if she took them. Opiates do cause constipation and I've known some people who have had serious problems with constipation just from taking codeine. Elvis had been taking them for years and he already had a bowel problem, so the opiates just made things worse. I kind of doubt that he had septicemia. He died sitting on the toilet trying to go to the bathroom and I've heard of other people dying that way.