An intensive care doctor has revealed the three things he will never do after being ‘scarred for life’ from treating patients.
A TikTok doctor in California named Dr. Dave, posted a video this week explaining three things he personally wouldn’t do after seeing patients with serious injuries or who died from those activities.
“This is mainly because of the things that I have seen, and I have seen a lot of these cases, and it has scarred me for life, I must say,” he said in the video, which has been viewed more than 860,000 times.
“Ultimately, I don’t pursue at all the actions that don’t bring enough benefit to my life and carry too much risk.”
These are: riding a motorcycle, going to a chiropractor and smoking.
Dr. Dave, an ICU doctor on TikTok, went viral after sharing the three things he will never do after treating patients who have suffered serious consequences
Motorcycling and smoking were on Dr.’s no-go list. Dave because of the risk of health problems such as paralysis, stroke, heart disease and cancer
The doctor said he avoids riding motorcycles because of the risk of serious injury, especially in young people. This includes paralysis and loss of brain function.
“The number of patients, young patients, both men and women… who have had serious accidents with their motorcycles and have been paralyzed, in a coma, completely in a vegetative state, is unreal,” he said.
‘They lost their lives. They cannot continue to live and do not have any reasonable quality of life.’
“The risk and benefit of that just don’t add up. As much as I am an adrenaline junkie, the risk just isn’t worth it. I love my life.’
Next on Dr. Dave’s list was a visit to a chiropractor.
Chiropractors have long been seen as controversial and have been linked to neck injuries, stroke and paralysis.
He said he has seen several patients with a vertebral artery dissection, a tear along the vertebral artery that runs along the back of the neck.
This supplies the brain and spine with oxygen-rich blood.
When this artery ruptures, it can lead to a stroke.
“It’s just not worth a little bit,” said Dr. Dave. “I’d rather get a massage or just lie in a pool.”
His latest topic was smoking, which has long been linked to negative health consequences such as lung cancer and heart disease, among other serious consequences.
“I think everyone knows this, but cigarettes are one of the deadliest substances out there, along with all the additives in them,” said Dr. Dave.
“I’ve seen more patients than I can count come in with complications from their smoking, whether that’s lung related, cancer, etc.”